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Curious about Editors? Session at Loyola Marymount University

  • Loyola Marymount University Westchester Campus University Village, Third Floor (map)

LMU Mastering the Next Step Speaker Series / EFA LA Chapter Meeting

Session: When should you hire an editor? What types of editing are there? How do you become an editor?

The Panel
K. J. Peters is an English professor at LMU. Dr. Peters directed the Freshman English Program for twelve years and has twice served as the president of the LMU faculty senate. Dr. Peters's textbook The Argument Handbook is forthcoming from McGraw-Hill.

Julia Lee is an assistant professor of English at LMU. Her first book, The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Our Gang: A Racial History of “The Little Rascals” was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2015. She also published a novel, By The Book, in 2018, under the pen name Julia Sonneborn.

Naomi Eagleson owns and directs The Artful Editor, an editorial agency that provides developmental editing, copyediting, and coaching services to writers. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a member of EFA. The author of Radiant Field, published by Tinfish Press, her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in such publications as Words without Borders, Arts & Letters, and Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and in the anthologies Ms. Aligned: Women Writing about Men and Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America.

Guadalupe Montano is an academic editor with an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Texas at El Paso and an EdD in Educational Leadership from USC, where she is adjunct faculty and serves on dissertation committees. She is a member of EFA and presents at various campuses on APA style and academic writing.

The Moderator
Linda Ruggeri, an LMU alum, is a co-coordinator of EFA's Los Angeles Area chapter as well as an EFA Welcome Program co-director. She is an author coach and nonfiction editor, specializing in memoir. With a publications background in project management, textbook production, and marketing and strategic communications, she is the co-author of the historical memoir Stepping into Rural Wisconsin: Grandpa Charly's Life Vignettes from Prussia to the Midwest. Current projects include a memoir about Latina doctors and two romance novels.

Refreshments will be provided.

Earlier Event: August 21
2019 EFA Conference
Later Event: November 2
8th Annual 805 Writers Conference