Laura Carney is a magazine copy editor, writer and illustrator who lives in Montclair, NJ. She copyedits Good Housekeeping full-time and proofreads for St. Martin's Press on a freelance basis. Laura has written for the Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Runner's World, the Associated Press, OK! magazine, McSweeney’s, Monkeybicycle, Vagabondage Press, various trade magazines, Basket of Kisses and Fashion and Grammar Gripes.

She is writing a memoir about her father, who died in a distracted driving crash, and works to raise awareness as an advocate with End Distracted Driving and the National Safety Council and as a marathon runner. E-mail her at carney.laura{at}gmail.com.