Welcome to #thereyougothinkingagain. I am Laura Miller, a.k.a., mrsdkmiller.
Social media connections and friends know this about me: Editor, Writer, Mentor, Wife, Mom, Recipient of grace. That last identity is the one that has been woven throughout my life, first as an unbeliever stumbling in the City of Destruction, now as a pilgrim journeying toward the Celestial City.
Twenty-five years ago I put down my red editing pen for the privilege of becoming mrsdkmiller. (There was grace.) I had worked as a reporter and a managing editor for a New England news organization and a writer/researcher for a well-known, Washington D.C.-based public policy group before wearing a succession of hats (sometimes more than one at a time) for a small publishing house in southwestern Louisiana — publicist, proofreader, copyeditor, managing editor, acquisitions editor, book designer, freelance development and copy editor, director of marketing. (Grace there, too.) After 4 years with that press (with a dual gig of teaching English at a local private school), I moved to Orlando to join the editorial team at Ligonier Ministries where I took on the fun and fulfilling task of writing and editing content for Tabletalk magazine, but also anything that was dropped in the “to do” bin. (More grace.)
While there I met my husband and moved to Pittsburgh, whence began that very important calling: acquiring, developing, proofing, and correcting children instead of manuscripts. (Bunches of grace, mercy, kindness, love.) In the final years of homeschooling my children, I slowly began my return to writing and editing. I have contributed to The Gospel Coalition-International Outreach project, Servants of Grace, Three Rivers Grace Church and have done some freelance book editing. In addition, I have enjoyed the opportunity to speak for women’s groups, presenting Bible study workshops and talks on the Christian life (most regularly for our church’s MomsConnect group). I recently retired from a regular freelance gig as senior editor for Heat Treat Today. (See Catalogue of Writing for links.) I would be happy to entertain any questions or inquiries regarding my services — just click on Contacts for more information.
A spin off of a Charles Spurgeon quote provides this tagline for this blog: “May I persevere as the snail to the ark.” CHS first said it thus: “By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.” I hope to write more about what that means to me in the near future.