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Editing Memoir

Helping Writers Navigate Facts, Fables, Foibles, and Families

Editors will share their insights on how to help writers of memoir navigate theme and serve audiences, the art and science of creative nonfiction, legal issues, and repercussions for relationships. This virtual roundtable discussion will be a good place to ask lots of questions or illustrate examples of your experience guiding authors on this emotional storytelling journey.

Registration closes two hours before the start of this meeting. Nonmembers may attend up to two free Professional Editors Network meetings before becoming a member.

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November 10, 2020


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Online Event


  • Anitra Budd
    Anitra Budd

    Anitra Budd is an experienced freelance editor, writer, educator, and public speaker whose clients include literary publishers, marketing agencies, universities, and local and national magazines.

  • Cass Erickson
    Cass Erickson

    Longtime writer/editor Cass Erickson has provided editing services to individuals and publishers and grant writing services to nonprofit organizations for the past eleven years.

  • Linda Ruggeri
    Linda Ruggeri

    Linda Ruggeri, the Insightful Editor, is a nonfiction manuscript editor skilled in all facets of publishing: writing, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, digitizing your work, self-publishing, marketing, virtual book tours, and using social media to create awareness about your work. She specializes in memoir, and her clients include first-time authors, experienced writers, ghostwriters, and publishing houses. When not editing, you can find her weeding her vegetable garden, taking pictures of flowers, caterpillars, or landscapes, baking bread, and mentoring new writers and editors for the Editorial Freelancers Association.