Lisa Paige

Lisa Paige

Lisa Paige, PhD, currently ghostwrites and edits nonfiction, memoir, and fiction for teens and adults, as well as penning her own fiction and coaching young and/or new writers. Finally, in 2022 fall she will embark on facilitating workshops on writing for wellness, a passion in which she has completed studies with James Pennebaker, the originator of Journaling for Wellness, and the Transformative Language Arts network.

Over her long career, she worked as a communications and media specialist, writer, and editor in publishing at Warner Books; in finance at Goldman, Sachs; in education at the second poorest urban school district in Pennsylvania; with two popular city-regional magazines; for a small city paper; and for faculty at Harvard University.

As a freelancer, Lisa’s wide variety of work has appeared in regional magazines, newspapers, literary and poetry journals, and popular news sites.

While her three children were very young, Lisa taught literature and writing (including the essay, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and professional writing) part-time at three Pennsylvania colleges: York College of PA, Elizabethtown College, and the prestigious Franklin and Marshall College, where she was also served as Assistant Professor when colleagues were on sabbatical. Her academic experience and foreign language expertise comes in handy when working with academic writers today. She stays current with German by participating in programs at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

Lisa’s interests are broad and she enjoys coaching, developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofing. She is a notorious grammar and punctuation cop! In addition, she brings a fun, can-do attitude to every project with which she gets involved.

As chair of programs for the Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, Lisa spearheads events that interest a wide variety of writers and readers. 

With an undergraduate degree from Harvard-Radcliffe University (1980), a PhD in English literature from Bryn Mawr College (1991), and post-graduate work at the Vermont College of the Arts (Writing for Children and Young Adults), as well as independent coursework in editing through the EFA, Lisa is highly qualified to help you with every aspect of writing and editing.

Visit her online at


Franklin, MA

Business phone: 774-571-1761
Cell phone: 774-571-1761


Years in the field: 35
Years freelancing: 35


Lisa Paige