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Carroll County Chapter - "I Finished My Novel: Now What?"

March 09, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

“I Finished My Novel: Now What?” Learn about what a professional editor can—and can’t do for you before you seek an agent or publisher, or begin the self-publishing journey. Plus! Ten tips to effective self-editing. Bring your questions… and your synopses!

Melanie Rigney has been on both sides of the acquisitions desk. She acquired books for a Macmillan Computer Publishing imprint and for Writer’s Digest Books. Melanie also has sold five of her own non-fiction books based on proposal, and a sixth is currently with a publisher. And then there’s that novel… Melanie is the owner of Editor for You, a publishing consultancy that has worked with hundreds of publishers, agents, and authors since 2003. Earlier in her career, Melanie was the editor of Writer’s Digest magazine, managing editor of Advertising Age magazine, and a reporter and manager with a major wire service. These days, when she’s not writing or editing, she’s working in communications for the federal government. She lives in Arlington, VA.

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