A Discussion with Melanie Nichole Figueroa

Working in the Publishing Industry and Freelancing

Jan 19, 2017 12:00 PM to Jan 1, 2015 12:50 PM at 24-107

Join Sigma Tau Delta in welcoming and learning from Melanie Nichole Figueroa, a freelancer in the publishing industry, about how to make it in publishing.

Figueroa studied English rhetoric and composition and technical writing at California State University, Long Beach, and earned an MS in writing and book publishing from Portland State University. During her second year at PSU, she was a project manager at Ooligan Press, the program’s student-run publishing house, overseeing the press’s annual publishing conference, Write to Publish.

Upon graduation, Melanie spent a year working for the Southern California educational art and children’s publishing house, Walter Foster Jr., as an editorial project manager, working on books covering a little bit of it all—everything from cardboard crafts to literary dinosaurs and more. Now Melanie is a full-time freelancer offering editorial and marketing services. For more information, please visit melnichole.com.