• Welcome to Lightship
  • Welcome to Lightship



Client Quotes

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Leadership Programs

    “It’s rare to work with someone like Laura who listens between the lines, sees connections between barely crystallized ideas, and creates sense, simplicity and beauty out of a raw, emergent vision.”

  • Columbia University, School of Continuing Education

    “Laura stands out in her intellectual horsepower, which puts her a cut above others in her field.”

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, EMBA Programs

    “Laura was an exceptional partner for the UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA Programs.”

  • City University of New York, Macaulay Honors College

    “Her writing and editing skills are superb. I could not have asked for a better partner to work with me on this project. She made me look like a hero!”

  • Tinrocket

    “She did a great job with keeping track of the hundreds of details that go into completing a big project.”

  • Columbia University, School of Continuing Education

    “She is a smart writer, a skilled interpreter of ideas, and an intuitive collaborator.”

  • American Foundation for the Blind

    “Laura is a wonderful team member who can take an idea and turn it into a working web program.”

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

    “Laura’s focus, attention to every detail and seamless follow through made these projects a tremendous success. I highly recommend Laura as a top flight communications partner.”

Additional and complete client testimonials available on LinkedIn.

Client List



Communications Consulting and Content Strategy

Lightship offers collaborative guidance for reaching integrated communications objectives. Complete content strategy, architecture, development, implementation, and maintenance services.

•  Develop a new content strategy

•  Refresh, reposition, or hone an existing strategy

•  Reach, retain, and motivate your ideal audience


Lightship specializes in effective, engaging written content.

•  Execute existing content strategy

•  Repurpose, recast, and reposition existing content to better support a new or refined content strategy

•  Create stylish and engaging branded, premium, and social media content


Lightship provides expert substantive and developmental editing for projects large and small.

•  Books

•  Websites

•  Publications

•  Journals


Markup, basic coding, and content management can be added to any contracted content project.




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Laura Schmitt

Lightship Communications is Laura Schmitt.

Laura works with a range of clients on promotional, academic, educational, and/or creative projects that place an emphasis on the written word. Her extensive writing, editing, communications, and strategy consultation experience makes her uniquely suited for complex projects that require the synthesis of creative conceptualization with practical application.

Accustomed to working in dynamic, demanding, and collaborative environments, Laura designed Lightship to be an agile, adaptable, accessible, and responsive partner.

Areas of particular academic and professional expertise include:

• Higher Education: Continuing Education, Professional Studies, Graduate Studies, Business School, Liberal Arts
• Visual Impairment and Blindness
• Assistive Technologies
• Creative Writing
• Music

Laura is also a fiction writer. You can learn more about her work here: schmittpod.com

Selected Client List

American Foundation for the Blind

  • AccessWorld
  • afb.org
  • AFB Press
  • CareerConnect
  • Senior Site

City University of New York

  • Graduate Center
  • Macaulay Honors College

Columbia University

  • School of Continuing Education
  • Mailman School of Public Health
  • Substance Use Research Center

Elmira College

The Pennsylvania State University

  • Schreyer Honors College

Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Howe School of Technology Management (now School of Business)
  • Graduate Marketing and Communications
  • Undergraduate Marketing and Communications
  • University Marketing and Communications
  • Systems Engineering Research Center, School of Systems and Enterprises

Union Theological Seminary

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

  • Communications and Marketing
  • EMBA Programs
  • MBA Programs
  • Undergraduate Programs

Tinrocket, LLC


Please contact Lightship for more information.

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