Work With Me

Please email me at to inquire about working with me for copyediting and coaching. Thank you!

My Copyediting Services

I’m a native English/USA copyeditor, proofreader, writer, and coach with a BA cum laude in English literature and writing from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, and many years of editing and writing experience. I have worked with clients on website copy, blog posts, emails and ebooks for potential clients, children’s books, even novels, academic papers, and dissertations, helping them to make sure their content is polished, correct, and highly readable.

I find any errors or typos through proofreading and I also edit for:

  1. Grammar
  2. Punctuation
  3. Spelling
  4. Sentence structure
  5. Readability
  6. Verb tense
  7. Consistent style and flow


I have been writing since my teenage years, publishing poetry and writing for newspapers. I also have many years of blogging and social media experience, and have published and written for several local newsletters. Currently, I am revising two novels I have written, working toward publication of those. My writing expertise informs my editing abilities and makes me a better editor, without a doubt.

I have a passion and gift for making necessary edits while at the same time maintaining the writer’s voice and style. My favorite genres to edit are children’s literature, poetry, and fiction short stories and novels, as well as self help writing of all types. I am known as a great encourager and will take your writing to the next level. My many clients and portfolio of work will attest to that.

It’s very easy to work with me via email and PayPal billing. My copyediting rates vary, but prices start at $10 for every 1000 words or less. My normal deadline is 7 days, but this can vary also. Longer works like novels and dissertations can take more time, depending on my current workload. I also offer express delivery for a small extra fee, so don’t hesitate to ask about faster deadlines.

Note: I edit in Word or Mac Pages using “track changes” so that you can see all of my changes in red ink and can accept or reject them as you wish. I can also edit in Google docs and Scrivener, and I can proofread and suggest changes in Adobe PDFs using the sticky notes feature.

Also ask me about writing services: I do offer some writing and rewriting services, at a rate of $50 an hour with a 7 day (or more or less if needed and agreed upon) deadline. Please contact me for more information on this as we will need to talk and ensure my abilities are a good fit for your particular writing project.

Contact me directly at to start working with me today.
You can find client recommendations and more information about me on LinkedIn here: Lisa Zahn, LinkedIn
See my Upwork profile and portfolio here: Lisa Marie Zahn–Copyeditor, Proofreader, Writer, and Coach

My Coaching Services

Trained as a life coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in 2014, I currently coach a limited number of clients looking for life visioning and planning; accountability; an objective, listening ear; and more. I work primarily with women and men wishing to live their life intentionally, who choose to spend an hour or so with me on a regular basis, in order to pause, take stock, and evaluate where they are and where they want to go. Coaching is designed around what you need, and as a life coach, I provide the time and space for you to talk to someone who truly listens, who hears you objectively, and who pays attention to what you need and want. When called for, I will hold you accountable to your life vision and goals, and at times even challenge you when I see the potential for more or different in your life.

My coaching rates are very reasonable because I want coaching to be accessible to everyone. For 2018, I charge $58 a session, and sessions last anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on your time and needs. I can also consider a sliding fee scale if needed. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at to ask about how coaching with me can help you.