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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

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PDX July Brunch Hour
Starts On:
July 15, 2018
10:00 am
Ends On:
July 15, 2018
12:00 pm

It's our first weekend brunch hour of the year! Join us at Fleur De Lis for delicious French pastries and a mingle with fellow PDX editors.

 

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

 

Please contact hosts Alison Cantrell (alisonjcantrell@gmail.com) and Julie Swearingen (swearingen.julie@gmail.com) if you have any questions. 


South Sound Happy Hour
Starts On:
July 19, 2018
4:00 pm
Ends On:
July 19, 2018
6:00 pm

Ultracasual networking and office supply swap. Bring your surplus office supplies to give away or trade. This spreadsheet lets you preview the loot, add your own items, or call dibs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WiGFn5oP1aknzmVNAgB7OCgkAuy4BKboDQ6iaexbidY/edit?usp=sharing

 

You pay for your food and/or beverage. Open to editors, other creatives, and their guests, in-house or freelance. Any experience level, including students.

 

Contact host Linda Stuckey or info@edsguild.org if you have any questions. 


PDX July Stet Pet Happy Hour
Starts On:
July 19, 2018
6:00 pm
Ends On:
July 19, 2018
8:00 pm

Join us for another PDX happy hour, this time on the beautiful patio at StormBreaker Brewing, where stet pets are welcome! Bring your furred editorial assistants, or come by to give cuddles and belly rubs to other stet pets, including George the dachshund. Drinks, editing talk, and puppy companionship are all part of the recipe for a great evening.

 

Free entry; food and drink available for purchase.  Event is open to everyone.

 

Please contact hosts Alison Cantrell (alisonjcantrell@gmail.com) and Julie Swearingen (swearingen.julie@gmail.com) if you have any questions.


West Seattle Coffee Hour
Starts On:
July 26, 2018
10:00 am
Ends On:
July 26, 2018
11:30 am

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).

 

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

 

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


Near North Editors Meeting
Starts On:
August 06, 2018
11:00 am
Ends On:
August 06, 2018
12:00 pm

Far North Editors Meeting
Starts On:
August 08, 2018
11:15 am
Ends On:
August 08, 2018
12:45 pm
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).
 
RSVP is required for this event, since it is held at a small restaurant!
 
RSVP to MariLou Harveland (or email info@edsguild.org to be put in contact with her) by the second Monday.

Red Pencil
Starts On:
September 21, 2019
9:00 am
Ends On:
September 21, 2019
4:00 pm

Save the date for our biennial Red Pencil conference!

 

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

 

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!

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)

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.”

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. Full retrospective page coming soon!

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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