About Lisa

Lisa Thaler, "A Visual Conversation," 

Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City

photo: Christian Marc Schmidt

Lisa A. Thaler is a Chicago-based author, book editor, and family historian, with special interests in health and wellness, memoir, the immigrant experience, and art history. She excels in developmental editing of non-fiction works—helping authors define intention, perfect structural integrity and flow, and arrive at their truth with clarity and grace. Lisa is a deep, compassionate reader with a minimalist bent. 
       Over the past 25 years, Lisa has guided dozens of writers to realize their vision in print. Lisa has published her own research and reviews in scholarly journals (including Stammbaum, Avotaynu, and Shemot) and has lectured internationally on research methodology. She is also the author of 8 books, each the culmination of significant primary research. Her biography Look Up: The Life and Art of Sacha Kolin (1911–1981) (Midmarch Arts, 2008) received a starred and boxed review in Booklist and a Print regional design award.
       Lisa holds a Certificate in Editing from the University of Chicago Graham School, an MBA (in statistics and finance) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA (in math and art) from Sarah Lawrence College. She also attended the London School of Economics.


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