Creative Content.
Connectivity. Curation.

“That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones…”

– Raymond Carver

At Carnali Communications, we believe in the power of storytelling and its ability to build connections, promote inclusion and create change. Founded by Lauren Carnali, a publishing industry insider, Carnali Communications is a creative communications company for the shifting landscape of our times.

Everyone has a story.

For over a decade, Lauren has worked for major publishers and a prominent literary agency in New York City, reviewing and negotiating publishing agreements. A strong advocate for authors throughout the publishing process, she expanded her reach by becoming manager of a speakers bureau where she booked authors for paid speaking engagements around the world.
Currently based in Saint Petersburg, FL, Lauren has worked with hospitality groups, restauranteurs and nonprofits to oversee and improve marketing strategy, event management and community engagement. Lauren’s empathy, intuition and passion are evident in all that she does and she is excited to learn what positive change Carnali Communications can bring to your organization.


Carnali Communications offers a range of specialized services to achieve all of your internal and external communication goals. The “right word” whether in a work of fiction, in a key piece of marketing material, or in a legal contract, is essential in conveying meaning and achieving intention. We’re here to ensure you always have the "right words" and to empower you to tell your stories, build your brand, and improve business processes.

Content Creation

  • Web content
  • Press releases
  • Bios
  • Articles
  • Reviews

Editorial Services

  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Publishing process overview

Contract Consultation

  • Drafting
  • Review
  • Negotiation
  • Permissions acquisition

Project Management

  • Planning and strategy
  • Team-building
  • Scheduling
  • Asset management
  • Zoom Coordination

“Lauren is one of my favorite consultants on challenging community leadership and development projects. An excellent communicator, she is able to hear, observe and document complicated intentions, or even just notions, then shape these into goal-driven, clear messages. After working with Lauren for over fifteen years, I have come to rely on her uncanny ability to pull key points from a client's big ideas and distill these into digestible action statements.”

Dr. GE Washington
Co-Founder of Harris Connections, Art-Science Educator, Outreach & Community Organizer

“Lauren is smart, organized, thorough and well-informed. She approaches contracts and negotiations with a professional flair and a valuable attention to detail. She is a skillful communicator and thoughtful collaborator. In a business that can be frustrating and challenging, Lauren also has a patience and sensitivity that is refreshing.”

John Hassan
Ghostwriter & English Teacher at The Winchendon School
Alyssa Eisner Henkin
Literary Agent & Founder of Birch Path Literary

“Lauren’s background in contract review at both major publishers and a prominent agency have served her very well. She is punctual, efficient, beyond wise, and a delight to work with. I highly recommend Carnali Communications' services.”

“Lauren’s extensive knowledge of the advertising and publishing industries coupled with her strategic planning acumen combine to offer an extremely talented professional with a highly artistic, creative, and diversified experience portfolio. Lauren is a proactive thinker who takes initiative and has the confidence and ability to understand and manage a wide variety of business and if necessary, political perspectives. Lauren is also a tremendously effective advocate for her clients.”

Becky Bovell
Vice President, Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center & Former Tourism Director of Charlotte County

“Working with Lauren has been amazing. Her project management skills are outstanding, and she has taken on our complicated scheduling process and made it run smoothly. She makes sure that all members of our online team feel connected and have the information they need. It's truly rare to meet people with Lauren's gift of being both detail-oriented and focused on the big picture. We are so lucky to work with her.”

Dr. Sarah Chepkirui Creider
Linguist and Co-Founder of Harris Connections


We work with a diverse group of clients including literary agencies, publishers, non-profits and individuals.

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We understand that every project is unique. Contact us to discuss how we can tailor our service to achieve your goals.

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