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Moving between Fiction and Nonfiction Editing

Are you considering delving into a new area of editing but unsure about how to do it? In this meeting, a panel of editors who have moved from fiction to nonfiction editing or vice versa, or who move back and forth constantly, will talk about their motivations, their processes, their successes, and their failures. They will provide valuable practical advice for how to take the first steps into a new editing realm and what to watch out for along the way. There will be ample time for panelists to answer audience questions!

This virtual meeting will be held as a Zoom webinar with automatic live captioning available. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the presenters and to use text chat to interact with each other.

How to Attend This Event

MEMBERS: New for the 2022–2023 season, all PEN members will receive the access link for this meeting ahead of the event date—no registration required. However, registering does help us know how many attendees to expect.

NONMEMBERS: Registration is required to attend this meeting and closes two hours before the start of the event. Nonmembers may attend up to two free Professional Editors Network meetings before becoming a member, but access to recordings of our meetings is an exclusive benefit of PEN membership.

When you register, you will receive an immediate confirmation email indicating when you will receive the meeting link. If you registered but cannot find your confirmation email, or if you have any questions about this event, contact info@pensite.org.


March 14, 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Andrew Hodges
    Andrew Hodges

    Andrew Hodges, PhD, is a developmental editor and line editor based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who specializes in editing fiction for science fiction and fantasy writers. His expertise is in worldbuilding and cultural considerations when crafting setting in stories.

  • Kellie M. Hultgren
    Kellie M. Hultgren

    Kellie M. Hultgren, owner of KMH Editing, offers coaching, developmental and copyediting, and contract production editing for traditional and indie publishers. Her work portfolio balances fiction and nonfiction, with concentrations in academic editing, personal and professional development, adult speculative fiction, and writing for children and teens.

  • Nadia Geagea Pupa
    Nadia Geagea Pupa

    Nadia Geagea Pupa is the cofounder and owner of Pique Publishing Inc.—an editorial and graphic design consultancy for corporate clients and self-published authors. In the corporate world, Nadia and her team manage magazines, edit and design academic content, and assist government agencies in various education and outreach campaigns. For self-published authors, Nadia edits a variety of nonfiction business books but is most excited to coach and assist fiction writers in developing and publishing their content.

  • Scott Pearson
    Scott Pearson

    Scott Pearson is a full-time freelance writer and editor specializing in genre fiction. For the last eight years he’s copyedited the Star Trek novel line for Simon & Schuster. He also copyedits for Baen Books and many indie authors.