Laura W.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hr

Screenplay Consultant, Writer, Immigration Lawyer, Spanish Instructor

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Cornell University
UC Hastings College of the Law
J.D.

Education

Cornell University

UC Hastings College of the Law (J.D.)

About Laura

I have worked as a writer for 15 years and as a script consultant and screenwriter for six plus years. I currently am working as an immigration attorney who specializes in asylum. Part of this work includes teaching law students how to write effectively, persuasively and creatively.

I write fiction, non-fiction, columns, magazine articles and have done investigative reporting. I am fluent in Spanish, having lived extensively in Latin America, and I have spoken Spanish exclusively to my daughter since she was a baby. I have also taught Spanish to adults and children of all ages.
I have worked as a writer for 15 years and as a script consultant and screenwriter for six plus years. I currently am working as an immigration attorney who specializes in asylum. Part of this work includes teaching law students how to write effectively, persuasively and creatively.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90068
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar,
Writing
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Spanish

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Grammar

Unlike most people, I love grammar. It makes sense to me and I love being able to explain it to others. As a writer, editor and a lawyer, I am well-versed in producing grammatically correct writing. I earn my living writing and editing and teaching others how to write well, in particular, using correctly-structured sentences and paragraphs. Grammar doesn't need to be boring; it can actually be fun, if taught in the right way.

Spanish

I studied two years of Advanced Spanish at Cornell University and became fluent, when I lived, studied and worked in Colombia, South America. I have also lived in other countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Bolivia. I have taught Spanish classes to adults and children of all ages: in large classes, small groups and individually. I am flexible in my teaching methods and can concentrate on learning to speak Spanish as well as focusing on grammar, vocabulary and culture, whatever is most useful.

Writing

I have a BA from Cornell University and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law. I have worked as a writer for more than 15 years -- as a columnist, journalist, essayist, script consultant, screenplay writer, short story writer and a writer of narrative nonfiction and memoir. I am passionate about good writing and helping others to edit, rewrite and learn to write well.

Cornell University
UC Hastings College of the Law
J.D.

Education

Cornell University

UC Hastings College of the Law (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90068.

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