Someone writing in a notebook near photos, a laptop, and a cup of coffee

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.

Sold out!


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
    The Insightful Editor

    Linda Ruggeri is a freelance nonfiction editor, writer, and authenticity reader (Spanish/Italian) with a degree in communications and fine arts from Loyola Marymount University. Born to immigrant parents in Los Angeles, Linda is Latinx and a first-generation American. She loves to travel and has lived in Córdoba (Argentina), Naples and Salerno (Italy), Windsor (Canada), Green Lake (Wisconsin), and Torrance (California).

    Linda runs the Mentorship Program for PEN as well as the Welcome Program for the Editorial Freelancers Association. Besides being an editor, Linda is an avid urban gardener and baker, a writer, and a mom and would gladly trade any night out for a good nonfiction book and sleeping bag in her treehouse.