I ' M   L A U R A

I'm the creator behind Clyde, a boutique editing company in Brooklyn, New York. I work with people who want to wildly improve their short stories + creative writing skills.

Writers love working with me because I spend time figuring out exactly what they're trying to do and I show them how to do it better. That means leaning into their message, style, perspective, and voice so they create characters and stories that are just as realistic, relatable, and complex as we are.


I've worked with award-winning and best selling authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Lydia Davis, Lara Vapnyar, Noam Chomsky, T.C. Boyle, Bonnie Nadzam, Aimee Bender, David James Poissant, Kathleen Alcott, Andrés Neuman, Sjón, Justin Taylor, Carlos Labbé, Chinelo Okparanta, Nelly Reifler, Adam Wilson, César Aira, Chiara Barzini, and Sergio Chejfec.

I spent six years editing the literary magazines Tweed's and The Coffin Factory. More about them in the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, and Library Journal.

If you've got any questions, I'm happy to chat


♡ Laura Mae Isaacman