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Mathina Calliope

“Lisa’s reading of my manuscript was thorough and her feedback incisive. Her superpower is that she brings two gifts and perspectives to the table: the psychological expertise to home in on what’s going on beneath the front story of a memoir, and the knowledge and understanding of how story works—and how to help writers shape their events into one.”
Writer, Editor, Teacher, and Coach

Nora Demleitner

“Lisa helped me write for a general audience and gently coached me to the finish line. She is an outstanding teacher, editor, guide, cheerleader, coach, and critic. She is a fountain of knowledge and insight. Her editorial suggestions were always spot on. Without her, much of my writing would sit in a computer file, untouched”
President of St. John’s College, now represented by Andy Ross

Philip Lawton

“When I started to work with Lisa, I was not at all prepared to take the kind of risk that personal essays require. As a teacher and writing coach, Lisa reads thoughtfully and critically, yet she is eminently respectful. She considers the structure of the work and the balance between scenes and exposition as well as the writer’s voice and style.”
Writer, Actor, and MBA

Katie Rose Guest Pryal

“Lisa has read two manuscripts for me now, one a short piece of narrative nonfiction and one a full-length novel. Her feedback on both was excellent. She provided an overview document with detailed suggestions on the narrative arc, character development, and more. I would highly recommend Lisa even to the most experienced writer.”
Author, Speaker, and Educator

Types of Evaluations

Structure Evaluations

Give me a chance to look under your manuscript’s hood with a beat sheet, synopsis, or chapter summary review

25-Page Reviews

Discover whether something’s missing or if any writing issues are preventing agents and editors from saying yes.

Book Proposal Reviews

Find out if this critical marketing document is answering key questions agents look for, including why you, why this, and why right now.

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