Laura Bullard


Laura writes about the interplay between identity and power structures with a focus on gender, sexuality, race, and mental illness.


Laura works primarily in long-form journalism, checking against vetted and verified primary sources.


Laura works closely with journalists and editors to ensure clean, tonally consistent, error-proof copy.

Selected Clients
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About Laura

Laura Bullard is a writer, editor, and fact-checker.  She is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe and lives with her wife in North Carolina.

Selected Portfolio


New York Times

One Closet, Two Secrets | A writer learns that addiction, like desire, can be ignored for only so long




Who Gets to Decide Who I Am? On Tribal Enrollment, Native Identity, and Federal Recognition

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The #ChurchToo Movement

Isn’t Just About Gender

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Rage Becomes Her

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Republic of Lies

by Soraya Chemaly | Simon & Schuster

by Anna Merlan | Henry Holt

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Los Angeles Times

Larger Than Life | Podcast


Julia Rubin, Executive

 Editor at Racked

Laura is an extremely thoughtful fact-checker and meticulous copy editor. Her work adds extra confidence to the stories Racked publishes; I know she won't miss an incorrect detail or an errant comma! She is also an excellent communicator, and just so lovely to work with.

Talia Lavin, author of Culture Warlords

Laura is a dogged and brilliant fact-checker with a perfect mix of moxie, attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile in pursuit of accuracy. From chasing down the original language of anti-miscegenation statuses in fin-de-siècle Nebraska to getting in touch with the management of a shuttered casino, Laura provided me with the impeccable, swift and hard-driving fact-checking service I needed to be secure in publishing a book with contentious and difficult subject matter. She handled delicate matters with aplomb and vigor. I cannot recommend her services more highly.

Laura Bullard is an astounding combination of qualities: She’s meticulous and thorough while being swift; she’s authoritative while being a total joy to work with. I’ve already recommended Laura to several colleagues seeking an exceptional fact-checker, as she more than fits the bill.

Jessica Pels, Digital

Director at Marie Claire