Lisa Poisso

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Editor and story coach—gain clarity and focus for your novel. New and emerging authors warmly welcome.
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Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, Line Editing
Story coaching and consulting; blurb (self-publishing) and query (traditional publishing) packages
Upmarket, women's fiction, action-adventure, thrillers, fantasy, sci-fi, speculative fiction
English (UK), English (US), French, Russian

I work with traditionally published and self-published authors to show you how to lift your story to its full potential. I specialize in editing and coaching for commercial fiction, particularly upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, action-adventure, and thrillers. I’m a seasoned editor of fantasy, sci-fi, and all flavors of speculative fiction.

"(Lisa’s) the real deal. Simply awesome. In the last six months, I have learned so much. And more than that, the voice inside my head has changed her tune. Now I hear, “You’re going to do this."—Emile Horne

- Full edits including developmental, substantive, and line editing
- Writing coach
- Affordable critiques including the budget-saving Plot Accelerator (a developmental X-ray of the bones of your story) and Writing Accelerator (a mini-edit at the substantive level)

Once we begin working together, much of my focus will be on helping you master your craft. When something in your book isn’t working, I won’t just fix it. Instead, I’ll help you understand how and why to improve it yourself. You’ll finish your edit with a better book and a bigger toolbox of storytelling skills.

"[Lisa’s] material takes it from theory to practice. Brilliant!"—Scott Jarol

A professional communicator for more than 25 years, I’ve coached developing journalists, content writers, and bloggers. Now I work with emerging and established authors to bring clarity to their novels.

I hold degrees in journalism and fine arts and am also a working writer. Member, Editorial Freelancers Association; charter member, Association of Independent Publishing Professionals

"Lisa is undoubtedly some manner of sorceress when it comes to identifying and fixing the dissonance that can so easily creep between the story you thought you wanted to tell and the one that landed on the page."—Luke R. Mitchell

Clarity of creative vision. Clarity of presentation. |
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