LAST Research & Editing was founded 25 years ago to serve clients who needed help with their writing. While originally, the focus was on newsletters exclusively, the business has expanded to provide writing for any marketing need. Besides a diversity in types of clients, LAST Research & Editing also has experience in a variety of content management. Clients represent technology, environment, business and finance, health care, entertainment, academia, education, marketing companies, web design, nonprofit and law.
Louise Harris has worked in the journalism field since she graduated in 1989 from the University of Maryland College of Journalism. She is an expert on environmental reporting and editing. She has covered all levels of government and edited 10-page newsletters. She has written columns on recycling and community events.
In addition to reporting experience, Louise has arranged book signings, sent press releases, designed brochures, edited books and arranged community events. For some clients, she edited manuscripts and submitted them to publishers. Louise also counseled her clients on the publishing industry and markets.
Louise has written poems, short stories and songs. 1776 Scroll is her first novel. In 2009, she published her second novel, The 1776 Inn. When she is not writing or editing, Louise volunteers for her church and her children's schools. She lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., with her husband, Patrick; three children, David, Alex and Kelley; and one cat, Vito.
She was chairwoman of the program committee of Maryland Writers Association, secretary/treasurer of Maryland Pro Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. She is a member of B'More Creatives, University of Maryland Alumni Association, Upper Darby High School Alumni Association. She is chairwoman for the Bay Area Professional Writers Guild's Anthology Committee.