Working Writer, Footnotes, Indie Book Writer’s Blog, and other blogs and publications have featured Lisa’s work. She is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA; www.the-efa.org).
A native New Yorker currently transplanted in the southeast, Lisa is a cum laude graduate of Vassar College (bachelor’s degree in classics, with distinction for her senior major project, an analysis of the use of imagistic mythology in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, book VIII). She also holds a master’s degree in communications/media studies, earned with highest honors from The New School. Her course of study in media entailed computer graphics and animation, as well as writing for television and film.
Professionally, Lisa has been a writer and editor of bestsellers since 1997, with specific experience in a wide array of topics, including personal growth, professional development, popular psychology, inspiration/self-help, spirituality, comparative religion, mythology, reference, education, and various fiction genres. Currently, she focuses on writing, ghostwriting, and developmental editing, with a wide array of clients. (Past clients have included Chicken Soup for the Soul, Loyola Press, and many others). Her career has included some particularly meaningful editing projects, such as the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul I, II, III, and Journal; The Four Powers of Leadership; The Giuliana Legacy; How Not to Be My Patient; Creating Emotionally Safe Schools; Insatiable; Why Can't We Talk?; Lives Charmed; The Magic of Forgiveness; The 7 Worst Things Good Parents Do; the Teen Love series; and many others. Prior to 1997, she was involved in various aspects of corporate content development, including corporate, product and investor-relations literature and executive speechwriting.
Aside from her education background and professional expertise, Lisa is a published author. Read more about her books here.
Writing is Lisa’s passion, and reading is her great love—the perfect blend for the ideal editor and writing mentor. When she edits, it is always with empathy, integrity, and sensitivity. All criticism provided is constructive, with the guiding principle that writing is a soul-baring activity, even when a labor of love. Your words and ideas are safe here; they will be polished professionally, and comments will be offered with good intention, but aspersions will never be cast and judgment will never be passed. Lisa’s commitment to creating and polishing content with integrity and passion will make her contribution to your product and/or service invaluable.
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