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  Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Thayer Memorial Library

  The Forest and the Trees: The Role of an Editor
Panel Discussion

"When you write a book,” noted Stephen King. “You spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you're done, you have to step back and look at the forest."

Book editing is complex, artful, and collaborative, and when done well, absolutely invisible. What are the nuts and bolts of the editorial process? Is there such a thing as a creative editor these days? What does a successful  working relationship between editor and writer look like? Join SBWC on February 18,  as we take the long view with editors Mary Anne Faughan, Stacey Longo, and Rob Smales, in a panel discussion exploring the art and business of editing. Hollis Shore, SBWC President and Program Director, will moderate.

Mary Ann Faughnan has been writing and editing for more than thirty years in a variety of genres ranging from cable TV and newspapers to technical documentation, from marketing communications and newsletters to general non-fiction, and from fantasy sci-fi to mystery and erotic romance. She is currently Editorial Director of Bauhan Publishing in Peterborough, New Hampshire, a traditional publisher of poetry and non-fiction focused on New England authors and subjects.
Stacey Longo is a professional editor with over fifteen years experience editing and writing in the journalism, fiction, business, advertising, and publishing fields. She has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from worldwide publishers such as Pearson Education, to small presses (Storyside Press, Caliburn Press) and individual authors. In addition to her day job as a copy editor for MetLife, she is also the managing editor for Books & Boos Press.

Rob Smales is a copy editor and proofreader specializing in comprehensive content editing while preserving the writer’s voice. One half of S & L Editing, he has worked for small presses like Lucid Dream Press and Books & Boos Press, and individual authors and publishers, including Chris Robertson, David Daniel, G. Elmer Munson, and more. One anthology Rob has edited, Demonic Visions: 50 Horror Tales Book 5, was voted Best Anthology of 2015 by the eLiterary Festival of Words.

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