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Helping people and organizations use words with intention.



Words with your mission in mind.


  • Non-profit storytelling 

  • Impact reporting 

  • Proposals & case statements

  • Speeches & eulogies 

  • Feature writing 

  • Web copy, blog posts, & more



Beyond clear and correct to authentic and true.


  • Manuscripts 

  • Reports & other projects 

  • Theses and dissertations



That proverbial second set of eyes on the words you write regularly for a set monthly rate.


My Services

About Me

I’m an experienced writer and editor who has been helping people wield words with intention for over a decade. I collaborate with non-profits, small businesses, and writers who care about the effect their words have on the world. 

My years as an in-house fundraising writer give me an edge with proposals, case statements, and impact reports. But I also have experience writing and editing articles, speeches, blog posts, manuscripts, and the occasional eulogy. I'm such a nerd about words that I have both a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Certificate in Editing.


If you are a content creator who thinks deeply before you hit “publish,” a nonprofit committed to working alongside the people you serve, or a small business that’s making your community more interesting, I want to work with you.


Lauren Bentley, Wordsmith

About Me

“Lauren has an eye for detail, style, and even humour. If I send her a draft piece, I know it will come back clear, concise and readable. Since working with Lauren on broadcast emails, I've gotten compliments from clients on the improvement in my writing. You won't regret working with Lauren!”

—Mali Bain, Owner, Next Gen Story

“I have worked closely with Lauren since 2013 and I can say with absolute confidence that she is one of the best writers in the industry. Her thoughtful approach, impeccable editing skills and ability to solve problems are second to none. If you are looking for impactful and meaningful content to engage your donors or clients—look no further.” 

—Ted Peterson, Managing Director, Communications & Donor Relations, SFU

“Lauren is an excellent writer with a strong understanding of fundraising strategy. She knows to bring a donor into the heart of the heart of a mission through storytelling. I love working with her and know you will too!” 

—Janet Edmison, Principal, Fawkes + Holly 


My Clients

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Let's Work Together

Contact me about your projects, needs, or ideas so we can begin collaborating.

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Lauren Bentley

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