Lauren edited a couple books for me, a few years back, and I've never had an editor who was more personable or more helpful. She was able to identify what was working and what wasn't, in very precise ways, but she was also so very kind about it. I've worked with a lot of other editors, and it's always difficult to know that someone's looking over your work. But I've never felt as comfortable working with someone, and I cannot rate her or her intelligence highly enough. The end result was that the books were much improved, and I often look back on her work and think about how much it helped. I thoroughly recommend her for those looking for great editing with that personal touch.