story editing in the form of manuscript critiques and consults/coaching and a workshop writing environment in which to create new work. While she is an excellent line editor, she specializes in the broader problems of content and structure. Lisa can help the writer discover their direction and their unique voice, and the manuscript’s shape and purpose. She was an Assistant Fiction Editor at 42opus an Online Literary Magazine of the Arts and now facilitates Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshops—Finding the Words in the Writer and the Writer in the Words --creative writing workshops that provide improvisational writing exercises as well as editorial feedback on work the writer would like to bring to the next level.

SHE HOLDS A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ENGLISH-CREATIVE WRITING EMPHASIS FROM UCLA, where she was selected with nine other students to study under Carolyn See (There Will Never Be Another You; Making a Literary Life; The Handyman). She has studied editing privately with Jack Grapes (Onthebus Literary Journal, Bombshelter Press); story structure with former literary agent and consultant Lisa Cron (Wired for Story) in private workshops, and has taken courses on writing and copyediting at UCLA Extension.

A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER OF PEN, she has had work published and forthcoming internationally and in the United States (Rattle, ONTHEBUS, Rebelle Society, The Urban Howl, Common Ties, Literary Mama, California Quarterly The Venice Beachhead--lead story, Poemimage, Cultural Weekly, The Public Poetry Series--Fjords Review, among others) and was Second Place Prize Winner in the 2008 Biannual Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Contest.

HER FREELANCE EDITING BUSINESS Barrington Editorial is mentioned in the 2009 Children’s Writer Guide in an article by Christina Hamlett and has been a panalist several times for both the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and for Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). She co-chaired a Poetry Critique Group for GLAWS and has conducted workshops at West Los Angeles Community College Creative Writers Club, California State University Los Angeles, and was on staff as an instructor at Santa Monica Collge Community Services.

LISA HAS BEEN ASKED TO READ HER WORK at West Hollywood Book Fair Storytelling Stage, IWOSC Reads Its Own, and has been a featured writer for Beyond Baroque Literary Center's Open Mic Series, The Rapp Saloon Reading Series, SHINE Storytelling Series, Library Girl Reading Series, among others.

LISA'S FIRST NOVEL IS BEING READ BY AGENTS - "We were very impressed," Jonny Geller (Curtis Brown). She is currently working on a several writing projects, but her priority is her second novel.  

AS A WORKSHOP FACILITATOR/WRITING CONSULTANT & COACH she has inspired beginning and experienced writers to explore new material in a safe and supportive environment. She has conducted workshops in libraries, independent bookstores, community colleges and universities. With her literature and writing background, and her sharp eye for mechanical incongruities, her editing skills have helped many documents and manuscripts find a clearer focus, and a more resonant voice.

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