Lori joined the Foster team as an editor in 2015, but quickly started working as a writer, also. She enjoys both aspects of the job and feels comfortable being given new projects and assignments that need a quick turnaround. She especially enjoys writing press releases and has a new understanding and appreciation for the legal and medical fields. Lori enjoys the learning aspect that comes with the research necessary to write and edit for these areas.
Lori has a M.A. in English from Central Michigan University and started her career as an editor at Gale Research (now Thomson/Cengage). Later, she worked as a public relations writer for the City of Farmington Hills and then as a technical writer for Comshare and EDS. She went on to work for Schlumberger/Applicon and manage its documentation and translation team. After leaving Applicon, Lori worked for two years as a contract writer and editor, and taught English and technical writing at Eastern Michigan University. Following her two-year hiatus from corporate life, she took a job with Autodesk as a technical writer and then managed their Documentation and Training Department until her “retirement” in 2006—when she left corporate America to write full time.
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Lori grew up in a small town outside of Lansing, Michigan, but she now lives in Ann Arbor with her husband. They have a son who will graduate from college this spring. In her spare time, Lori enjoys writing children’s fiction, walking her dog, and fishing at the lake or hanging out on the pontoon with friends.
What You May Find Interesting
Lori likes to dabble in photography. She also loves nature. Her home is filled with pictures of moose, grizzly bears, whales, and mountains from her trips to Alaska, Maine, and Yellowstone. Lori loves living in a subdivision where wildlife rules. Her yard is home to a multitude of animals and serves as a thoroughfare for many deer, an occasional coyote, and two ducks named Gert and Ernie. These animals are a constant source of amazement and curiosity for Lori’s rescue dog, Shoobie. With the best of all worlds, Lori loves being close to nature, near good friends, and close enough to the U of M to visit her son from time to time.