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How Does it Work to Work with an Editor?

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

How Does it Work to Work with an Editor?
You’ve written and rewritten, on your own and in a group, but how do you decide when your writing could benefit from the input of an editor? Where do you begin the process, and what should you expect when you put your manuscript in the hands of a stranger? You might be surprised at how positive the experience can be. Come for answers to all your questions about engaging an editor’s services and making the most of the editorial relationship.  

Libby Maxey, of Conway, MA, is a senior editor at the online journal Literary Mama, where she has worked in the Literary Reflections department since 2012. She also edits for Amherst College and as a freelancer (libbymaxey.com). Her clients include short story writers, academics, translators, novelists, memoirists, poets, essayists, journalists, and writers for whom English is a second language. Her own poems and reviews have appeared in Mezzo Cammin, Crannóg, Kestrel, Naugatuck River Review, The Mom Egg Review, Solstice and elsewhereLocally, she has won both the Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest and the Robert P. Collén Poetry Contest, and her work was selected for the Northampton Arts Council’s 2017 Visual Arts and Poetry Biennial. Her nonliterary activities include singing classical repertoire and mothering two sons. 


January 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA United States
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