My name is Lauren Carter, and I’m a writer and editor based in the Boston area.
Writing is a lifelong passion that has been my profession for almost 15 years.
I have written news and feature stories, music reviews, opinion pieces, essays, blog posts, press releases, speeches, letters, bios, website copy and more.
My writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Boston Herald, XXL Magazine, the Boston Phoenix, Metro newspapers (Boston, NY, Philly and Toronto), The Sun Chronicle, Rap Rehab and MSNBC’s theGrio.
My writing has also been picked up or quoted by outlets including HipHopDX, MTV.com, PopMatters, the Associated Press and USAToday.com, and my essays have been published in the anthologies America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals and The Writer’s Presence: A Pool of Readings.
In 2012, I won a first place award in Science and Technology reporting from NENPA (the New England Newspaper and Press Association) for a series on teens and social media.
I have interviewed cultural icons including Jamie Foxx, Jay Leno, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Ice Cube and my favorite artist, Stevie Nicks.
I have been called on to provide commentary on radio and TV shows including WHDH-TV’s Urban Update, WNYC’s Soundcheck, JAM’N 94.5’s Ramiro & Pebbles Morning Show and the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.
I’ve also spoken to college classes at Bridgewater State University, Boston University and Dillard University about music.
In addition to writing, I do copy editing, proofreading, page layout and design, and social media and web content management.
I am the proud editor of several books, including “Blackout: My 40 Years in the Music Business” by music industry veteran Paul Porter.
I offer writing and editing services starting at $75/hour. If you would like to work with me, please visit my contact page.
Thanks for stopping by!