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What can the Northwest Independent Editors Guild do for you for just $65 a year?

We connect you with clients.

  • Online, searchable member directory, the Northwest’s most complete listing of professional editors
  • Online job board
  • Online information resources that attract clients to the directory and job board
  • Guild presence at writers’ conferences and other events where clients congregate

We connect you with colleagues.

  • Friendly networking at bimonthly meetings
  • Casual coffee hours
  • Resource sharing, support, and humor on private listserv (guidelines here)
  • Opportunities to meet others and develop new skills via volunteer committees and projects

We provide you with career-building resources.

  • Expert presenters at bimonthly meetings
  • Biennial conferences (and member discount)
  • Opportunities to teach and speak among colleagues and clients
  • Online notes and videos of past meetings
  • Online information and resources for career-building
  • Discount on The Chicago Manual of Style Online (limited quantity annually; new subscriptions will be available in January of 2018)

We ensure that the Guild’s spirit of community can continue and expand over time.

  • Maintain healthy administrative and financial capacity
  • Comply with nonprofit legal responsibilities
  • Expand vision and programming in a sustainable way
  • Promote and encourage member engagement and initiative

In return, you accept the following responsibilities:

  • To maintain high standards in the editorial profession
  • To respond helpfully to small requests for information or advice from other members
  • To share job leads (by referring clients to our online job board or member directory)
  • To promote the Guild’s activities and help when able