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Story Circle

Story Circle

I have signed on as an editor with Story Circle Network, a group “dedicated to helping women share the stories of their lives and to raising public awareness of the importance of women’s personal histories.” I’m excited about the idea of working with other writers on projects of personal significance. The service will, as I understand it, offer editing to women with all sorts of stories to tell–in fiction and poetry, as well as memoir. I’ll blog more about it as the service comes online.

They requested a marketing piece:
Mary K is the kind of editor you wish you had in school, when you put your heart into your words, and every red pen seemed determined to destroy you. In her 20 years as an editor and writer, she has developed a style that tempers sensitivity to the music of words with a passion for brevity. Being trained both as a creative writer and a journalist, she loves best when she can help an author discover the truth in stories. In her own writing life, Mary K has written novels, essays, stories and innumerable poems.
Mary K has taught English at the college level, edited fiction, worked in marketing and technical communications, and judged in the annual Florida Technical Communication Competition. She has a master’s in journalism/mass communications from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s in English/creative writing from Old Dominion University. Teachers and writers who have influenced her include Bruce Weigl, Bernard J. Paris, Lawrence Hetrick, Allen Caillouet and Jamie Morris.

Sadly, I had to give them a photo as well. Don’t laugh! (Loudly.)