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Writing from an Editor's View

  • Richardson Public Library 900 Civic Center Drive Richardson, TX, 75080 United States (map)

"Writing from an Editor's View" with Leslie Linton

In the age of self-publishing, even traditional publishers have different expectations for the editing done on manuscripts. When does a writer need to work with an editor? Which type of editor do you need? These questions and more will be covered in this discussion-based talk by editor, Leslie Linton. Leslie covers the role of an editor, the different types, and tips for seeing your prose from an editor's perspective. This discussion-based talk will help shine a light through the sometimes opaque role of an editor.

Leslie Linton is an editor who has worked on literature from flash fiction to poems and novels. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and secondary education. She served as an executive director for Dallas area non-profits which required strong writing and editing for grants and publications. She also worked on the exit testing for Texas high schools and braved reading through the tests. Since retiring, she has devoted herself back to her passion, editing. Leslie reads voraciously, is married to an author, and lives with two dogs and three cats, two of which are collaboratively plotting their own publication.

The Writers Guild of Texas presents Guest Speaker / Program meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Basement Program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are welcome to attend.