Who am I?

Lisa Gauthier Mitchison

I have been reviewing local theater since 1998, mostly for NUVO Newsweekly, with a hiatus from 2009 to 2015 after I had my son, though I did write a few features, etc. for NUVO during that time. Many of my most recent reviews can also be found there now too. While I have written cover stories, feature stories, and whatnot, my focus at NUVO remains on local theater.

I initiated independent show reviews here on my blog in 2015 to help fill the gap of coverage where many publications work against space and budget constraints.

 Writing

NUVO 1998-2009 and 2015-present

  • Reviews, profiles, feature stories, and more

IndianapoThrift (now closed)

  • Blog owner; reviews, profiles, and other blog entries about thrift stores in Indianapolis, Indiana

News4U 1996

  • Writer, editorial intern

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Editing

NUVO February 2018-present

  • Copy Editor: Correct punctuation, grammar, typographical errors, style, and compositional errors in editorial copy, both electronically and on hard copies; fact check; adjust copy to AP Style
  • Writer/Theater Reviewer: Regularly review local productions and national touring productions for print and online; write theater-related Feature and Cover stories

January 1998-September 2009

  • Copy Editor: Correct punctuation, grammar, typographical errors, style, and compositional errors in editorial copy, both electronically and on hard copies; fact check; adjust copy to AP Style
  • Calendar Editor: Compile, organize, and enter events into a Web-based database and write short articles about local events
  • Writer/Theater Reviewer: Regularly review local productions and national touring productions for print and online; assign show reviews to fellow theater beat writers; write theater-related Feature and Cover stories, as well as stories on other subjects, ranging from 200-3,000 words 

Amnet Systems July 2011-February 2018

  • Copy and Line Editor: As a remote contractor for a large, independent, multiservice company, I perform both basic copy edits and comprehensive line edits of books. For a copy edit, I correct punctuation and grammar as well as typographical and composition errors while applying Chicago style to a manuscript. In a line edit, I do all of the above, plus I dig deeper into the book to address elements such as plot lines, facts, tone and style, characterization, etc., depending on the genre of the manuscript.

Modern Day Scribe July 2010-June 2012

  • Associate Editor: Correct punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors in verbatim audio transcripts; fact check

News4U January-May 1996

  • Freelance Writer and Editorial Intern: Assist in story and magazine production from conception to finished product with an emphasis on writing and copy editing
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2 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Thank you for reviewing Bridges of Madison County. Thank you for any reviews you do. It’s time for local theater to be noticed. Indianapolis is currently representing themselves as a city full of sports and the arts. Sports..sure. The Arts not so much.
    Good or bad. Please keep seeing theater locally and get the word out.I will buy or subscribe to any paper that looks at local stufg. We love doing it and you are always welcome. Anonymously or not. Thank you.

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