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The Northwest 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

Far North Editors Meeting

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm at The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon.

Location:  The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).


RSVP is required for this event, since it is held at a small restaurant!


Please RSVP to MariLou Harveland (or email to be put in contact with her) by the second Monday.

Starts On:
January 09, 2019
11:15 AM
Ends On:
January 09, 2019
12:45 PM

Spokane Editors

This networking event is free to attend and open to all editors.

Location:  Spokane Public Library, Downtown Branch, Level Up Conference Room, 906 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA 99201.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the host, Barbara Mulvey Little, or to be put in touch with the host. 

Starts On:
December 12, 2018
7:00 PM
Ends On:
December 12, 2018
8:00 PM

PDX December Holiday Party

Let's take a well-deserved break during this holiday season and celebrate our fellow editors and the work we do.

We'll be meeting at Rogue Eastside (formerly Green Dragon) in their Barrel Room. Food and drink available at the bar.

Open to everyone. Free to attend; food and drink available for purchase. 

Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery, 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Please contact hosts Alison Cantrell ( & Julie Swearingen ( if you have any questions. 

Starts On:
December 17, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
December 17, 2018
8:00 PM

West Seattle Coffee Hour

Join us for an informal get-together for editors in, near, or willing to travel to West Seattle, for a coffee hour at Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW (note: this is the Delridge location, just off the West Seattle Bridge, not the Junction location). In addition to general chat, this month's topic will be communicating with authors or other potential clients (we're repeating the December topic, since we don't feel we discussed it in depth).

No price to attend, beyond your choice of food/beverage. Open to all!

 Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW.

Please contact the host, Alicia Ramos ( if you have any questions.

Starts On:
January 03, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
January 03, 2019
11:30 AM

Near North Editors Meeting

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except months where the first Monday is a holiday such as Labor Day, in which case look out for special updates!), from 11am to noonish at at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center. 

Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington, WA 98155.

Please contact the host, Ginger Everhart (or email to be put in contact with the host) if you have any questions about this event.


Starts On:
January 07, 2019
11:00 AM
Ends On:
January 07, 2019
12:00 PM

Red Pencil

Save the date for our biennial Red Pencil conference!


Time subject to change, more details to come at a later date.

Interested in speaking at the 2019 Red Pencil?  Learn more about the conference and how to submit a proposal for a session topic!


Location: Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Starts On:
September 21, 2019
9:00 AM
Ends On:
September 21, 2019
4:00 PM

Past Meetings

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!

November 12, 2018: A Discussion About Developmental Editing
July 9, 2018: Authors on Editing
May 14, 2018: Rethinking the Editor/Writer Relationship: Editing for Diverse Writers & Readers
March 12, 2018: Financial Fitness for Editors
January 8, 2018: Show and Tell Discussion (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.”

2019 Call for Speakers is Open!

Proposals for session topics are open through December 10, 2018. Read more about the conference and proposal requirements here.

Most Recent Conference

Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing
Our 2017 conference was held on Saturday, September 23 at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Read all about it here!

Past Conferences

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)

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