Lisa Romeo

Lisa Romeo

Instructor - Creative Nonfiction Online MFA Program at Bay Path College

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Lisa Romeo's Overview

Current
  • Creative Writing Teacher & Writing Coach at Independent
  • Editor, freelance at Independent
  • Ghostwriter at Ghostwriter
  • Writer at Independent Writer & Editing Professional
Past
  • Creative Writing Adjunct at Rutgers University Writing Program Extension
  • Day Editor at Baristanet.com
  • Senior Editor at Wooden Horse Publishing: Magazine News & Resources
  • Writer at Motherwords, LLC
  • at Romeo Public Relations
  • P.R. Group Supervisor at Francioli, Richartz, Weiman & Fliss
  • Senior Writer at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Account Executive at Dorf & Stanton Communications
Education
Connections

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Lisa Romeo's Summary

Specialties

Writing -- news, features, profiles, parenting, health, business, food, humor, literary nonfiction (personal essay, memoir)
Editor, public relations specialist, blogger, researcher

Lisa Romeo's Experience

Instructor - Creative Nonfiction Online MFA Program

Bay Path College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Online

Creative Nonfiction Editor

COMPOSE Journal

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months) Online

Instructor

The Writers Circle

Educational Institution; 1-10 employees; Writing and Editing industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Summit / Maplewood / South Orange, NJ

Beginning in Winter 2012-13, I will be teaching a creative nonfiction class, and leading one of the adult writing circles.

Creative Writing Teacher & Writing Coach

Independent

August 2008Present (6 years 2 months)

I teach an alternating series of 4-week memoir and personal essay writing classes online. I also work with writers in a one-on-one coaching situation to help them achieve their creative nonfiction writing goals.

Editor, freelance

Independent

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)

I help writers to craft polished, publishable material, boost productivity, further craft development, and complete projects. Emphasis is on evaluating a piece of work and helping the writer focus on important global issues, as well as refining the prose and resolving text issues.
I work on book length manuscripts as well as shorter pieces, and do developmental and/or line & copy-editing, and also work one-on-one with writers to coach them through specific projects or guide general craft development.
Also can help with book proposals, grant/residency/MFA applications & portfolios, and other writing projects.

Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter

January 2006Present (8 years 9 months)

Writer

Independent Writer & Editing Professional

1981Present (33 years)

I write nonfiction of all kinds, for many venues including newspapers, magazines, websites and online media, literary journals, blogs, PR agencies, nonprofit organizations, academia, and small businesses.

Specialties include: memoir and personal essay, humor, opinion, features, book reviews, profiles, interviews, sports, health, parenting, marketing, special needs, food.

Creative Writing Adjunct

Rutgers University Writing Program Extension

August 2009May 2014 (4 years 10 months)

I taught a hybrid online/in-person memoir and creative nonfiction class; worked with individual writers of all genres in a coaching arrangement; and developed a 6-week workshop for university editorial employees to improve their narrative writing skills for the web.

Day Editor

Baristanet.com

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Writing and Editing industry

July 2012January 2014 (1 year 7 months) Montclair, NJ

Senior Editor

Wooden Horse Publishing: Magazine News & Resources

March 2007October 2011 (4 years 8 months)

Writer

Motherwords, LLC

20072008 (1 year)

Romeo Public Relations

August 1990August 2000 (10 years 1 month)

P.R. Group Supervisor

Francioli, Richartz, Weiman & Fliss

January 1988August 1990 (2 years 8 months)

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

July 1986January 1988 (1 year 7 months)

Account Executive

Dorf & Stanton Communications

19841986 (2 years)

Lisa Romeo's Skills & Expertise

  1. Editing
  2. Ghostwriting
  3. Writing Coaching
  4. Creative Writing
  5. Feature Writing
  6. Memoir
  7. Blogging
  8. Writing
  9. Copy Editing
  10. Non-fiction
  11. Literary
  12. Creative Non-fiction
  13. Freelance Writing
  14. Profiles
  15. Public Relations
  16. Books
  17. News Writing
  18. Proofreading
  19. Teaching
  20. Publications
  21. Journalism
  22. Press Releases
  23. Editorial
  24. AP Style
  25. Writing Skills
  26. Feature Articles
  27. Book Reviews
  28. Magazine Articles
  29. Publishing
  30. Manuscript
  31. Line Editing
  32. Web Content
  33. Teaching Writing
  34. Online Journalism
  35. Literary Criticism
  36. Research
  37. Literature
  38. Fiction
  39. Magazines
  40. Proposal Writing
  41. Fiction Writing
  42. New Media
  43. Poetry
  44. Newsletters
  45. Storytelling
  46. Interviews
  47. Published Author
  48. Newspapers
  49. Short Stories
  50. Content Development

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Lisa Romeo's Education

University of Southern Maine

MFA, Creative Nonfiction

20062008

Activities and Societies: Stonecoast Program

Syracuse University

B.S., Magazine Journalism

19771981

Activities and Societies: Newhouse, Newman Center, Daily Orange, Equestrian Team

Lisa Romeo's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Writing, editing, editorial consulting. Personal essay, narrative nonfiction, journalism, memoir. Teaching creative writing and freelancing basics. Background in equestrian journalism.

Groups and Associations:

AWP (Assoc. of Writers & Writing Programs) Authors Guild MEWS (Montclair Editors & Writers Society)

Honors and Awards:

Finalist, Seal Press/SheWrites Book Contest, 2013
Scholarship Recipient, American Society of Journalists & Authors, 2011
Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, 2009
Second Place, Charles Simic Writing Contest, 2008
Winner, 31 Hours Essay Contest, 2010

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