Erin Lafond

Freelance Writer and Developmental Editor

About Me

Hello! My name is Erin, and I’m a freelance writer and developmental editor who loves helping writers develop their ideas and refine their language. I have a unique background because I’m an academic who’s spent time studying creative writing and working with business writers. This basically means that whatever you’re writing, I can help.

I have an MA in English from Boston College where I also obtained a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.

During my time there, I was a Writing Fellow which means I worked one-on-one with students throughout the semester to help them improve their writing/argumentative skills. For two of those years, I specifically worked with business students, helping them to master tone, purpose, and concise, clear language. Throughout each summer, I would assist approximately 50 international students with the development of their resumes.

Before Boston College, I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2015 with a BA in English. During my time at SNHU, I worked on our student newspaper both as a writer and as Editor for the Creative section. In addition, I served as the Secretary for the University Honors Program Student Council. I won an award at SNHU’s Undergraduate Research Day for my thesis entitled “Writing a Novel: Research and Execution” and was subsequently published in the Journal of Proceedings.

Between getting my degrees, I worked as a Library Assistant for Teen Services for a year and a half. This means I spent quite a bit of time researching and reading YA fiction/nonfiction in addition to my literature studies. I was responsible for cultivating our YA collection and advising patrons on what titles to read.