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North Texas Romance Writers of America Web Site

Chapter #33, Region 5 of the Romance Writers of America ® was organized in March 1983 and offers educational programs, an informative monthly newsletter, a friendly atmosphere for networking, and access to the latest information on agents, editors and publishers of romantic fiction. NTRWA's mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.


Please join us August 20th for


Mary-Theresa Hussey

The Ins and Outs of Hiring a Freelance Editor

How do you recognize an editor? Aside from a love of finding typos in menus, guessing plots while halfway through movies, and an insatiable curiosity about the how and why, an editor will often be adaptable, flexible, know the rules—and know when to ignore them because it makes a better story.

Mary-Theresa Hussey--also known as Matrice--knew from the start she loved the stories found in books—and that she didn’t want to be a writer. Some courses in Villanova University where classmates critiqued each other's papers made her intrigued by the role of the person behind the author.

A native New Yorker, she worked with Harlequin for over 25 years, editing nearly a thousand titles. As editor, senior and executive editor she read, acquired, revised, rejected and critiqued triple that. Now she’s bringing her experience to the freelance world.

Aside from her love of genre fiction, she likes tv and movies, traveling, taking pictures and browsing on the internet.

She’s always eager for the next good story—and hoping it’s well-told.

Come to the meeting prepared to have a good time!

Doors open at 10:00.