Writing and Editing


Lauren Fay Creative



Your Guide to Content Perfection

Writing, editing, project management and more. If you have already found your voice or have yet to put pen to paper, I can help. My services vary. I can manage your entire industry magazine, or simply write a few lines of copy for your ad campaign. Because in the end, it's the words that matter.


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Lauren is creative, articulate and organized. She is able to bring vision and insight to projects and see them all the way through to completion. Working with her is a pleasure- we are grateful for the skill and talent she has brought to our school.
— Lindsay Hart, Director of Advancement for Grand Rapids Christian Schools
I hired Lauren as managing director of the Aquinas Magazine. Lauren did a great job leading and organizing the theme, editorial calendar and timeline. She also worked effectively with a fleet of student writers and an advisory committee of content contributors. On top of her organizational skills, Lauren is a great writer!! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lauren and would highly recommend her.
— Meg Derrer, Executive Director, Hope Network Foundation
Lauren profiled WMCAT in a piece in Rapid Growth Media that was outstanding. She took her time, explored many angles and talked with several sources. The piece was accurate and engaging.
— Amy Knape, Development and Communications Director with the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology
Incredibly responsive and efficient is what comes to mind when I think about Lauren. I hired Lauren as a freelance writer in 2015 to help me develop and edit content on a demographic study. Above all, I was impressed with Lauren’s collaborative approach to the project and ability to effectively simplify and communicate quantitative information for audiences. And of course, her interest in cities and social issues made it a perfect fit for the project. Lauren would be a true asset for any team looking for a creative writer and a rigorous editor while keeping the reader experience central to her work.
— Gustavo Rotondaro, Principal at Métrica



As a dedicated project manager, deadlines are my guide. When you hire me, your project is my project, and completing each task efficiently, on time and on message sets me apart.



About Me


As a lifelong writer, my passion has always been the written word. Pursuing English Literature and writing in college, I honed my skills while working in media, project management, and publishing. Putting it all together is what I do best.

My projects

Whether I'm managing a publication, copywriting, or technical writing, your project is my project. Check out some of the amazing people and companies I've had an opportunity to work with along the way.

Cultivar Issue #1

Cultivar Issue #1

Cultivar Magazine by Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.

Cultivar officially launched in the summer of 2017 as a biannual company magazine designed to celebrate the innovative work of plant-grown foods company Ferris Coffee & Nut. Ferris hired me as their ongoing Managing Editor for this publication.

“The 10 Most Interesting Home in Grand Rapids”

In a city of designers, furniture manufacturers, and architects, the homes reflect the creative and ambitious minds that live within. For almost two-hundred years, Grand Rapids creators have built and maintained unique properties; whether home to influential people or a marvel of design themselves, these are 10 of the most interesting homes in Grand Rapids.

Photo by Adam Bird of Bird + Bird Studio.

Rapid Growth Media

As the Managing Editor for Rapid Growth Media, an Issue Media Group publication, I drive the editorial vision and mission and coordinate all content, including managing project editors for special sections or series, manage freelance writers and photographers, contribute feature articles, edit all content, and manage social media for the publication. I also get to write really cool stories about amazing people.

Grand Rapids Christian Schools Annual Report

Grand Rapids Christian schools hired me in the summer of 2017 to transform the Annual Report, formerly a largely data-driven publication, into an engaging, content-forward magazine that represented their culture and mission as a school. I manage this entire project from start to finish, as well as write and edit content.

Graphic by Brian Hedrick, DGRI Downtown Census Project

Graphic by Brian Hedrick, DGRI Downtown Census Project

DGRI & Metrica downtown census

In the summer of 2016, I was hired by Métrica, Inc., to translate and editorialize years of data on the downtown population of Grand Rapids. What resulted was an efficient, informative document that told the story of GR's changing downtown residents.