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Daytime Talk Series: What Good Is an Editor? with Walter Bode

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM
| For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | Advance registration required

Freelance editors are a motley and sometimes expensive lot. The internet has made them easily accessible, for good or ill, and at the same time made it feasible for writers to publish their own work. In either case, a successful outcome depends on knowing the possibilities and the pitfalls. How can a freelance editor help you and how can you choose one? Walter Bode, who has spent thirty-five years in publishing, fifteen of them as a freelancer, offers suggestions, tips, cautions, and exemplary tales about choosing an editor and making the most of the experience.

Walter Bode has been in book publishing for three decades and was editor-in-chief of Grove Press and a senior editor at Harcourt. Books he has edited have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the Whitbread Award, among others.


The Writing Life events in 2017 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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