Meetings and Events
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shared with Guild membersThe Northwest Independent Editors Guild hosts bimonthly member meetings in Seattle and Portland, as well as informal coffee/happy hours wherever members would like to host them. Every two years, the Guild also hosts a conference that provides educational and networking opportunities. These events are open to Guild members and those interested in Guild membership.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
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Bring your own coffee—and join an online Google Chat to meet a few editing colleagues who will be attending the Red Pencil conference on September 23. It's always easier to join a crowd when you see a few familiar faces, and this is a low-key way to meet a few people in a casual setting before the big day.
To join this chat, RSVP with your email address to Kyra Freestar, email@example.com, on or before Monday, September 18.
Happy hour at Ivar's Salmon House, in the bar. Enjoy a lakeside view of the Space Needle and the Seattle skyline on the evening before the Red Pencil 6 conference. It's always easier to join a crowd when you see a few familiar faces, and this is a low-key way to meet a few people in a casual setting before the big day. Drop in any time between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. and look for the tabletop signs.
No cover; happy hour pricing in effect. Everyone is welcome; over 21 only in the bar; dining room and fish & chips bar with outside seating available with no age limit.
Contact Kyra Freestar (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
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!
July 10, 2017: Engaging With Other Editors and Fostering Our Community
May 8, 2017: Corporate Editing 101
March 13, 2017: Let’s Talk LinkedIn
January 9, 2017: Biannual roundtable discussion (no notes or video)
November 14, 2016: Fact-Checking: Don’t Assume Anything
July 11, 2016: Bias: What Is It and How Do We Address It? (A Panel Discussion)
May 9, 2016: Developmental Editing: Tales from a Children’s Book Editor
March 14, 2016: Tech Talk: Tools for Your Editorial Business
January 11, 2016: Show and Tell: Grow Your Referral Network (group discussion; no video or notes)
November 9, 2015: Craft Your Online Profile (notes coming soon)
September 13, 2015: State of the Guild 2015
July 13, 2015: Instructional Design
May 11, 2015: Communication Skills for Editors: Navigating Difficult Conversations
March 9, 2015: The Business Side of Being an Independent Editor
November 10, 2014: But I’m Not a Salesperson! Business Development Made Easier
September 7, 2014: State of the Guild 2014
July 14, 2014: E-book Formatting and Conversion
May 12, 2014: Collaborative Editing
March 10, 2014: Developing Your Bread-and-Butter Clients
September 8, 2013: 2013 State of the Guild Speech by Board President Helen Townsend
November 11, 2013: Editor Websites 101 with Cynthia Hartwig
The Northwest Independent 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.
Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing
Our 2017 conference will be Saturday, September 23 at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. More info coming soon!