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February 2016 at MWAA: Katherine Pickett Talks Editors and Editing

Plan to join us on Wednesday, 17 February, when award-winning writer and editor Katherine Pickett explains what we need to know to make the very best use of crucial editing resources.

Editors: Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Can Help You

If you plan to publish your work, whether by publishing it yourself or by finding a publisher, you will most likely seek the help of an editor. But what can an editor really do for you? What makes an editor an editor, and how can you be sure you have found a good one?

In this presentation, veteran editor Katherine Pickett will give you the inside scoop on

  • The types of editors you may be working with
  • What qualifies someone to be an editor
  • How to find and hire the right editor for you
  • What your role is when working with an editor
  • How you can save time and money throughout the editing process
© 2013 | Kristina Sherk Photography | www.Kristinasherk.com

© 2013 | Kristina Sherk Photography | http://www.Kristinasherk.com

pickett-PerfectBound-cov1-600x900About the Speaker: Katherine Pickett is the owner of POP Editorial Services, LLC (www.POPediting.net), and the author of the award-winning book Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro. Through POP, Katherine offers copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing to authors and publishers across the country. Since 1999, she has edited more than 300 books in a wide range of topics and genres. She is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the St. Louis Publishers Association and is president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. You can find her blog at http://www.thePOPnewsletter.com. Twitter: @KPickett_Editor.

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This and all meetings are open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. The MWA Annapolis chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Filed under: editing, February meeting, publication, self-publishing, writing workshop

February 2015 talk to the Annapolis MWA – Fraser Smith

Added 2015–02-18: The Maryland Hall is going to close tonight due to the incoming snow storm. Fraser’s talk is therefore cancelled but it will be rescheduled and a new date will be posted soon! Apologies to all for the inconvenience and late notice.


Award-winning local area journalist and radio news host Fraser Smith will speak to the Annapolis chapter of the MWA on February 18th, 2015. The title of his talk is “Keep Typing!” and he will speak about the ultimate value of keeping at it. As Fraser says: “We’re all better than we think we are in our dark moments. You have to write and re-write and re-write.”

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. The Annapolis MWA chapter typically meets the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. However, for October, we meet in room 307. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

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Fraser Smith has been in the news business for over 30 years. He has been with the The Baltimore Sun since 1977. In 1981, he moved to the newspaper’s Washington bureau and in 1983, he became the Sun’s chief political reporter. Currently, Fraser Smith is a Senior News Analyst at WYPR in Baltimore. More on Fraser’s biography can be found here.

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video from Randy Baker’s talk on 2014-02-19

The title of his wonderful talk was “The monsters under the writers’ bed”.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Notes to his talk are here:
http://nerdymovie.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-monsters-under-writers-bed-notes-of.html

Filed under: February meeting, fiction writing, non-fiction writing, playwriting, poetry, screenwriting, video,

February 2014 meeting of the Annapolis MWA – Randy Baker

Local playwright, director and educator Randy Baker has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers Association Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday February 19, 2014. The speaker is the co-Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre, is on the faculty of American University, as well as the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and is a member of The Playwright’s Arena. Randy also offers classes through the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. He will speak on his experiences and success as a playwright.

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

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About the speaker: Besides writing and directing for the Rorschach Theatre, Randy Baker has directed for Source Theatre, Inkwell Theatre, First Draft, NCDA’s Actors Repertory Theatre, Wayward Theatre, Cherry Red Productions, American University, Imagination Stage and Young Playwrights Theater. Randy grew up overseas, mostly in Malaysia and Singapore and came back to attend the University of Richmond. He moved to Washington DC in 1997 and currently lives in Adams Morgan with his wife, costume designer Debra Kim Sivigny. He received his MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. For more information about the speaker, see www.rorschachtheatre.com/about-us/tribe/randy-baker/ and randybakerdc.wordpress.com.

Filed under: February meeting, MWA, playwriting, screenwriting

video of David Read Barker’s talk

Here is the video of David’s talk on February 20:

David Read Barker from wdj on Vimeo.

Filed under: February meeting, interview, MWA, non-fiction writing, video

Annapolis MWA February 2013 meeting, with David Read Barker

Local author David Read Barker has agreed to speak at the Maryland Writers’ Association – Annapolis Chapter meeting on Wednesday February 20, 2013. He will speak on his life and successes as a writer, and his talk is entitled, “A Tale of Two Books.” The first book, published traditionally, is a cruising guide to the Black Sea, based on a circumnavigation of the Black Sea with his wife in 2010 in their sailboat. The second book,Volunteers in the African Bush, is a self-published collection of 21 memoirs by fellow Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone, 1965-67.

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in room 205 at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information visit: www.marylandwriters.org.

Filed under: February meeting, MWA, non-fiction writing, press release

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