Past Meetings and Events

To the best of our ability, we take notes and/or record our member meetings for members who could not be present (accessing past meeting notes and videos is a members-only benefit, though the most recent meeting video will always be publicly available). Even more archival material coming soon!

June 15, 2020: Pivoting, Networking, and Building Your Business in the Time of COVID (video only)
May 11, 2020: Technical Editing 101 (video only)
April 20, 2020: Editing PDFs in Adobe Reader (video only)
March 9, 2020: Impromptu Online Member Meeting (video only)
January 13, 2020: Socializing, Networking, and Games (no notes or video)


The Northwest Editors Guild is committed to ongoing education and professional development for editors in the region; we also value opportunities for networking and camaraderie. One way we pursue these goals is by presenting a daylong conference for editors and other word lovers every two years.

Join the Guild or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive updates about the next conference. If you’d like to help with the conference, e-mail us with the subject line “Conference volunteer.”

Coming Soon!

Our most recent conference was held on September 21, 2019, on the campus of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Watch out for a recap coming soon!

Past Conferences

Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing (2017)
Editing in the 21st Century: Beyond the Red Pencil (2015)
Red Pencil in the Woods 2013
Red Pencil in the Woods 2011
Beyond the Red Pencil No. 2 (2009)
Beyond the Red Pencil (2007)

State of the Guild Addresses

The president of the Northwest Editors Guild traditionally delivers a State of the Guild address at the annual members potluck, notifying members of what has been accomplished in the past year and often what the board of directors hopes to accomplish in coming years. When possible, they are saved for posterity.

State of the Guild 2019 
State of the Guild 2018 
State of the Guild 2017 (PDF)
State of the Guild 2013