September 29, 2015

Lisa Poisso:
Fiction Editor. Book Coach.

Lisa PoissoIn an age when anyone can hang out a shingle on the internet as a book editor, your manuscript is safe with me. Editors aren’t just people who love books or were good at English in school. They’re trained professionals with a specific skill set and daily immersion in the publishing industry. I keep up with editorial and publishing trends so your manuscript gets edited to today’s standards, for today’s publishers and readers.

Some editors take in editing from publishing houses. I prefer to work directly with authors. That moment when you understand how a new-to-you storytelling technique makes your whole story come together? That’s what lights my creative fires. I want to help you find clarity.

  • Bachelor’s degrees in journalism (BA) and fine arts (BFA)
  • EFA_logomem_150More than 25 years of professional writing and editing experience
  • Member, Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Charter member, Association of Independent Publishing Professionals
  • Commitment to ongoing continuing education
    • Intermediate and Advanced Developmental Editing for Fiction, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2015
    • Book mapping for fiction, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2016
    • Rhetoric of Story with author and journalist Damien Walter, 2016
    • Business of developmental editing with author/editor/publishing pro Jennifer Lawler, 2017
    • Book publishing seminar with industry leader Jane Friedman, 2017
    • Active membership in leading professional editorial online discussion lists and groups
  • Articles for authors and editors syndicated at BookMachine
  • Represented by Creative Circle

AIPP logoI’m also a working writer. I’m on your side of the proverbial red pen on a regular basis, and I understand what helps and what doesn’t help from a writer’s point of view.

And of course, I love books. I love to chat about books and writing and editing on Twitter and Facebook. Away from my desk, I’m a book group leader and a voracious lover of books (and that heady grass-and-vanilla scent we love so well—mmm). I want your book to become something I’d crave curling up with in my reading chair, too.

NibDon’t take my word for it. Read my testimonials from satisfied authors and editors, and then email me to talk about working together.