Owner and Principal
Armed with her digital pen and paper, Rachel Lurya works as a professional copywriter and content manager who weaves powerful sentences into handcrafted messages. Before starting Commas & Commerce, she worked as an in-house copywriter for a successful tech startup.
Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from UC Berkeley, where she was awarded the highest merit scholarship, the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship for service, stewardship, and academic excellence. She dedicated many hours as an English tutor and learned how to be of service to others through the written word.
A creative to the core, Rachel’s repertoire ranges from writing media content for industry leaders to ghostwriting public speeches and beyond. Clients are featured in OC Business Journal, Harvard Business Review, OC Weekly, YFS Magazine, tech zines, and the podcasting world. Ghostwriting is nearest and dearest to her because she can create a positive impact without having to be the face of a cause. Instead, she works behind the scene as the voice for many causes.
When she’s not strategizing with rebel entrepreneurs and major media groups, Rachel spends her time planning snowboarding escapades with her husband and two kids, inventing new puns, advocating for education, endorsing the Oxford comma, reading, and cooking (often at the same time).
Independent Content Strategist
Fresh off four years of e-commerce copy and content experience, Laura brings data management and content strategy to the Commas & Commerce team. Her past work includes e-newsletters, buying guides, editing, copywriting, and management, and she has experience in both the fashion and home goods industries.
Laura lives in Orange County with her husband, baby boy, and adorable dog. She loves spending mornings at the beach, watching both good and bad TV, the New York Times cooking section, planning vacations, browsing the blogosphere, and strong coffee. She, too, is a fierce proponent of the Oxford comma.