Lisa Marguerite   Mora wordsmithed
Los Angeles, California 90066
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310 391-1533
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Finding the wisdom,magic, and communicative spark in each client's writing. Literary fiction, poetry, YA, memoir, self-help. Workshops & Manuscript Critiques, Editing.

Profile/Bio: Lisa Marguerite Mora of Barrington Editorial Services and Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshops offers editing, as well as manuscript critiques and a 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 is a former Assistant Fiction Editor at 42opus an Online Literary Magazine of the Arts and facilitates Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshops—Finding the Words in the Writer and the Writer in the Words--Live ONE DAY workshops with various focuses & an Eight-week Editing Workshop is also available along with various services from emailed workshops to Manuscript Critiques and Editing.

Lisa has also conducted workshops at the Los Angeles Public Library, The Bodhi Tree Bookstore, West Los Angeles College Creative Writers Club, and California State University Los Angeles.She was on staff as an instructor at Santa Monica College Community Services.

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. She has studied writing with Jim Krusoe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Krusoe; Benjamin Weissman (Cal Arts);Sarah Maclay (White Bride,University of Tampa Press.)

Lisa has studied editing with the editor of a literary journal Jack Grapes (Method Writing), story structure with a former literary agent and consultant Lisa Cron (Wired for Story), and has taken courses on writing and copyediting at UCLA Extension. A nominated member of PEN, she has had work published or forthcoming in several small regional and national literary journals in the United States (Rattle, ONTHEBUS, Common Ties, Literary Mama, California Quarterly, The Venice Beachhead--lead article, 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. Lisa was a panelist on Beyond the First Draft for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and for Independent Writers of Southern California. In 2010 she was asked to be a Featured Reader for West Hollywood Book Fair and for Beyond Baroque's Open Mic Series and featured at the Rapp Saloon in Santa Monica in 2012. She is currently finishing her novel-in-progress which has generated agent interest.

As a workshop facilitator she has inspired beginning and experienced writers to explore new material in a safe and supportive environment and 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.

Lisa offers a free newsletter,and her free report on Editing & Writing is available to all clients. Please e-mail her to subscribe or to learn more about her workshops and editing services.

NEXT WORKSHOPS: Writing the SCENE February 2, 2013
Eight Week Editing Workshop Jan 21 thru Mar 12, 2013

"Tulika Mehrotra (Delhi Stopover-Penguin 2012; Crashing B-Town--2013 Penguin) has referred me to you and she speaks very highly of your work with her."

"Lisa Marguerite Mora is an intelligent and compassionate editor who will pay close attention to every detail of your manuscript.. There is no doubt every writer will receive invaluable insight from this process and that every manuscript will be greatly improved. I highly recommend working with Lisa. --Maria Semple, author, This One is Mine( 2008); Where’d You Go Bernadette (2012) (Little, Brown); writer/ “Arrested Development,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Mad About You,” “Ellen”.

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