Meetings and Events

Submit an editing-related event to be
shared with Guild members
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

PDX February Happy Hour

Welcome to the first Portland happy hour of 2019! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the month of love than surrounded by an editor's first love—the written word. Stop by to have drinks and chat with your fellow local editors and to peruse the selection of books at Rose City Book Pub.


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


Following the happy hour, Rose City Book Pub's monthly poetry night, Bone Tax, will begin at 8 p.m. We encourage all happy hour attendees to stick around for this wonderfully curated poetry series. 


Location:  Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212


Please contact the host, Alison Cantrell (alisonjcantrell@gmail.com), if you have any questions about this event.

Starts On:
February 21, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
February 21, 2019
8:00 PM

Eastside Editors Meeting

Join us for a meeting to discuss favorite editing/writing resources. Bring copies! Note this is a different time than our past meeting.


No cost to attend, and no food or drink available at site. Attendees may bring a nonalcoholic drink and a cold snack. Open to Guild members and interested members of the public.


Location:
Bellevue King County Library, Room 1, 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue WA 98004


Please contact the host, Elaine Duncan (elaine.duncan@gmail.com), with any questions about this event. 

Starts On:
February 23, 2019
12:30 PM
Ends On:
February 23, 2019
2:00 PM

Mentoring Program Happy Hour

Meet fellow Guild mentors and mentees, share what you're learning or have learned, and enjoy the company of fellow editors and introverts. Note: If you are new to the Guild (and perhaps not sure why introverts would do such an extroverted thing as attend a happy hour), consider stopping by. All are welcome here. Location is accessible by Metro route 62.

No cost to attend; food and drink available for purchase at happy hour prices.


Location: 
Elysian Tangletown, between Wallingford and Green Lake, 2106 N 55th St, Seattle 98103 (accessible by bus route 62)

Please contact the hosts, Kyra Freestar (mentoring@edsguild.org) and Kristina Wisth if you have any questions about this event.

Starts On:
February 26, 2019
4:00 PM
Ends On:
February 26, 2019
6:00 PM

Seattle Science and Engineering Tech Editor Happy Hour

 Meet fellow Science and Engineering Technical Editors. Theme will be: Tips and Tricks for Successfully Working with Subject Matter Experts. However, please bring your ideas/job hunt questions/work experiences to share as well.  
 
Open to current in-house and freelance tech editors for science and engineering or just anyone interested in breaking into it. No cost to attend, food and drink available for purchase. 
 
 
Please contact the host Mike Maisen (mmaisen@aspectconsulting.com) if you have any questions about this event. 
Starts On:
February 27, 2019
5:30 PM
Ends On:
February 27, 2019
7:00 PM

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 the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center. 


This event is free and open to all editors.


Location: Same address as in the past, just downstairs from Third Place Commons  - 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington, WA 98155.


If you have any questions about this event, please email info@edsguild.org to be put in touch with the host. 

Starts On:
March 04, 2019
11:00 AM
Ends On:
March 04, 2019
12:00 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 goals for 2019.


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


Location:
 Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW.

Please contact the host, Alicia Ramos (editor@aliciazramos.com) if you have any questions.

Starts On:
March 07, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
March 07, 2019
11:30 AM

Seattle-Area March Member Meeting

Editors are called on to make a lot of essentially typographic decisions, and over the past several decades, the distinction between editorial and production tasks has been eroded. Editor and typographer John D. Berry has done extensive research on the overlap, and will explain how we can make differentiations that are useful and appropriate for 21st-century publishing. Join us for an evening of engaging discussion and Q & A with our illustrious speaker where we'll learn how to make typography decisions that improve content for publication.


Location:
Southside Commons, 3518 S Edmunds St, Seattle WA 98118


Snacks and beverages will be provided.  
 
As always, member meetings are free and open to the public. A social half hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting officially begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. 
 
For those who cannot attend, a recording of the meeting will be posted our YouTube channel about a week after the meeting, and will be visible to the public until the next meeting's video is posted. Whenever possible, notes (visible to members only) will be posted to the website as well.
Starts On:
March 11, 2019
6:30 PM
Ends On:
March 11, 2019
8:30 PM

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 (100 E Montgomery St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273).


This event is free to attend and open to all editors, but please RSVP (see details below). Food and drink are available for purchase. 


Location:  The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria in Mount Vernon (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 info@edsguild.org to be put in contact with her) by the second Monday.

Starts On:
March 13, 2019
11:15 AM
Ends On:
March 13, 2019
12:45 PM

Editors Book Club (North Seattle)

The first reading for our new Guild book group will be part II of What Editors Do, edited by Peter Ginna: "The Editing Process: From Proposal to Book." 

Location: Private home in the Roosevelt neighborhood. Please RSVP for details.


Pm Weizenbaum has graciously offered her home as the location for this event, so this discussion is members-only and restricted to the first 8 members who RSVP. Please email Pm, or info@edsguild.org to be put in touch with her. 

Starts On:
March 17, 2019
1:00 PM
Ends On:
March 17, 2019
2:30 PM

Mentoring Program Online Chat

Join Guild mentors and mentees to chat about editing, mentoring, and related topics. This chat will be held remotely via Google Hangouts: you will need to use the Google Chrome browser and a computer or smartphone with a microphone. (Video participation is optional, but you'll want to be able to hear and respond by audio.)
 
Open to all Guild members—participation in the mentoring program not required.
 
Location: Online via Google Hangouts
 
To attend, RSVP to mentoring@edsguild.org by the day before the chat. Each person who RSVPs will receive an email invitation to the Google Hangout site by noon on the day of the chat.
Starts On:
March 20, 2019
12:15 PM
Ends On:
March 20, 2019
1:15 PM

South Sound Happy Hour

Join us for a few hours of ultracasual networking, open to editors, writers, others involved in publishing services, and their guests.

No cost to attend; food and beverages are available. Free parking.


Location: 
TBA


If you have any questions about this event, please contact the host, Linda Stuckey, or info@edsguild.org to be connected with the host, or connect on the Facebook page for the event.

Starts On:
March 21, 2019
4:00 PM
Ends On:
March 21, 2019
6:00 PM

Editors Book Club (West Seattle)

The first reading for our new Guild book group will be part II of What Editors Do, edited by Peter Ginna: "The Editing Process: From Proposal to Book." 

Location: Uptown Espresso: 3845 Delridge Way SW (not the Junction location), Seattle 98106


Open to all, no cost to attend, food and drink available for purchase.


Please RSVP with the host, Alicia Ramos (editor@aliciazramos.com), so she'll know how big a table to grab.

Starts On:
March 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
March 23, 2019
11:30 AM

Red Pencil

Save the date for our biennial Red Pencil conference!

 

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

 

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!

January 14, 2019: 2018 Year in Review Roundtable (no notes or video)

Conferences

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 next conference will be held on September 21, 2019, on the campus of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. 
Watch out for more information coming soon!

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)

Sharing is caring!