Barrington Editorial Reliable Service
Barrington Editorial Services & Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshops—Finding the Words in the Writer & The Writer in the Words
Find your depth as a writer. Hone your techniques, mine your creativity, sharpen your prose, or be part of a supportive writing community.
Manuscript Critiques & Writing Workshops available. See Services.
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Is it working? Are you getting your point across, is the scenario clear and engaging? How is the pacing, the tension, the voice--am I engaged as a reader? Is the grammar/punctuation correct or is it slowing the reader down? Send me the first 1000 words and I’ll give you an assessment of what I see as your strengths & weaknesses or I will line edit and give tips on mechanics. Or both with a follow up phone consultation. $140
A Critique of 1000 Words of your novel, memoir, narrative nonfiction or ONE poem--no longer than two pages. Contact email@example.com to schedule.
Writing the SCENE & General Feedback Workshop April 19, 2014 Saturday from 1 to 4 in Venice. $85
Voice & Style--Snap out of your Default Voice! Date TBA. $75 & $85 the week of the workshop.
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All writers want to communicate, and these workshops and manuscript services will help you with that conversation between your heart and your pen, and between your words and the reader. You will cultivate that magical synaptic jump that we call inspiration, find more of your writing voice, and its authenticity and range will have a safe place to stretch and explore. Through the community of the workshop or working one on one with me, you will take your project and skills to the next level. You will access the writer’s wisdom inside.
Here is what they're saying:
Lisa Marguerite Mora is an intelligent and compassionate editor who will pay close attention to every detail of your manuscript and give you all sorts of helpful feedback. What a thrill it is for a writer who's been toiling away alone in a room for so long to be able to discuss and debate their manuscript with a terrific editor and writer. 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, Where'd You Go Bernadette (Little, Brown); writer/ “Arrested Development,” “Mad About You,” “Ellen,” "Saturday Night Live"
Lisa Marguerite Mora came highly recommended as an editor for my memoir—and her praise was well deserved. Her comments and suggestions were clear and insightful, and she provided a road map that made the process of revising the manuscript infinitely easier. I was equally pleased with Lisa’s input when she reviewed a subsequent draft. My manuscript is significantly stronger thanks to Lisa's expertise and I’ve recommended her to other writers. I have no doubt that I will work with her again in the future. --Jason Blume (Hit Songwriter/Author of 6 Steps to Songwriting Success, Inside Songwriting, and This Business of Songwriting--all published by Billboard Books)
Lisa is a former student of mine and I can attest to her gift as a writer and her ability as an editor and teacher.--Jack Grapes/ Method Writing Approach; Editor, ONTHEBUS (Bombshelter Press)
Lisa has a way of seeing the true intentions of the work and is able to cast off the extra layer that most writers can’t see in order to reveal the work’s true essence. She intuitively senses the writer’s unique intent and voice.-- Margaret Malone, writer (Swink Magazine, Missouri Review)
I'm just thanking you again for taking the time to read my story and make some really useful suggestions.--Duncan Ross, Short listed for Fish Short Story Competition 2010 & 2012
Lisa functions like the best writing teacher I’ve ever had. She grasps the intention, and fully understands what it is I am struggling to express, and then helps me put the words on the page in the most economical way. She has helped me find my deeper voice, accepted no clichés, or stunted sentences, and has actually helped me keep my focus. My writing faults melt away with her guidance, and I feel the creative process move from her instructional touch to my written page. This process not only improved the writing, it improved the writer.—Marian Silverman, Awarness Magazine, Animal Fair Magazine.
Thank you, Lisa, for providing detailed and insightful comments on my novel. This is the kind of useful feedback I am looking for. I look forward to participating in one of your workshops. Daniel Lambert, writer, teacher (CSU Dominguez Hills Faculty)
Lisa M. can be trusted as an editor because she is so talented as a writer herself. Her suggestions are clear and informed and she’s coming from the heart. She’s a professional and a pleasure to work with and you know she will be there to provide encouragement when needed.--James Nemec 3, LMT, CST –D, author Touch the Ocean; and Journeys: Stories Only Our Bodies Can Tell, CraniOcean Media
I just wanted to say thank you for your hard work and attention to detail. I'm very, very grateful for your comments. I think you've already gone above and beyond for your fee.--Diane Mora, writer, ESL Instructor.