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

Click on the individual event boxes for more details.

PDX October Happy Hour

Another monthly meetup for Portland-area editors! This time we'll be meeting at Victoria Bar (4835 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217)


Free entry; food and drink available for purchase.


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

Starts On:
October 18, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
October 18, 2018
8:00 PM

Eastside Coffee Hour

Join us for our inaugural east side meeting to discuss editing and future meeting topics, time, and venue!


No cost to attend; food and drink available for purchase. Open to members and interested non-members.


Location: 
Convivial Cafe, 3020 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island 98040

If enough people are interested we may be able to reserve a private back room, so please let the host, Elaine Duncan (elaine.duncan@gmail.com) know by October 22 if you are planning to attend.

Starts On:
October 27, 2018
3:00 PM
Ends On:
October 27, 2018
5:00 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 at the Lake Forest Park Branch of the King County Library, on the 1st Floor of Lake Forest Park Town Center. Same address as in the past, just downstairs from Third Place Commons (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington, WA 98155).

Starts On:
November 05, 2018
11:00 AM
Ends On:
November 05, 2018
12:00 PM

Mentoring Program Online Chat

Join Guild mentors and mentees to chat about editing, mentoring, and, really, any editing- or business-related topics that come up. This chat will be held remotely via Google Hangouts: you will need to have Google Chrome installed on a computer with a microphone. (Video participation is optional, but you'll want to be able to hear and respond by audio.)


Event open to all Guild members—participation in the mentoring program not required.


RSVP to Kyra Freestar (mentoring@edsguild.org) up to 24 hours prior to the event to receive an email invitation.


Location: Online only.

Starts On:
November 07, 2018
12:15 PM
Ends On:
November 07, 2018
1:15 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 business development (tips, questions, etc.).

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

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

Starts On:
November 08, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
November 08, 2018
11:30 AM


November Member Meeting: A Discussion about Developmental Editing

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

Join moderator Jennifer Hager and panelists Jason Black, Priscilla Long, and Scott Driscoll (blog) to discuss the ins and outs of developmental editing. In a survey last year our members expressed keen interest in the topic of “dev editing,” and this evening we’ll learn from experienced writers and editors about the process. The panel will begin by talking about guiding principles and practices for dev editors and will end with a half hour Q&A from the audience.


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 YouTube livecast (which will appear on our YouTube channel) will be attempted, and a full recording will be posted to YouTube at a later date. Whenever possible, notes will be posted to the website as well.
 
Transit and Parking: The venue is located just two blocks from the Columbia City light rail station. For members coming from north or south of Seattle, commuter parking may be found at the stations located at UW (north) and Angle Lake or Tukwila International Boulevard (south). There is also street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the venue, but members are encouraged to carpool and use public transit for ease of access. 
Starts On:
November 12, 2018
6:30 PM
Ends On:
November 12, 2018
8:30 PM

Eugene-area Editors' Lunch Hour

Meet area editors at our monthly lunchtime gathering! We'll begin at noon; arrive a few minutes early to order food/drinks from the counter, or phone in your order ahead at 541.221.9008.


Open to all editors south of Portland. Non-Guild members are welcome.


Our format is casual: we introduce ourselves, share info & resources, then discuss an editing-related topic of interest to the group. Some months, we may have a short (10- to 15-minute) talk by a member with special expertise.


No cost to attend; food and drink available for purchase.


Le Cafe Maison Shortbread is at 5th & Willamette, near Smith Family Bookstore’s downtown branch and a few blocks from the Tuesday Farmers Market at 8th & Oak.


Location: 
 Le Cafe Maison Shortbread, 488 Willamette St., Eugene 97401.


Hosted by Sherri Schultz; if questions, email WordsWithGrace@gmail.com or text 206.928.2015.

Starts On:
November 13, 2018
11:45 AM
Ends On:
November 13, 2018
1:30 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).

 

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:
November 14, 2018
11:15 AM
Ends On:
November 14, 2018
12:45 PM

South Sound Happy Hour

Join us for a few hours of ultracasual networking, open to editors, people whose professions or hobbies require editing services, and their guests.

No cost to attend; reasonably priced food and beverages are available. 


Location: 
Hop Jack's, 5821 SW Main St., Lakewood, WA 98499.


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:
November 15, 2018
4:00 PM
Ends On:
November 15, 2018
6:00 PM

Mentoring Program Happy Hour—November

Meet fellow Guild mentors and mentees, share what you're learning or have learned, and enjoy the company of fellow editors and introverts. Possible focus: achievements in 2018, goals for 2019.


No cost to attend; happy hour pricing is available for food and drink.


Location:
 Blue Star Cafe & Pub; 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle 98103. The Blue Star Cafe & Pub is on bus routes 44 & 62; street parking available; http://www.bluestarcafeandpub.com.


Please contact the host, Kyra Freestar, at mentoring@edsguild.org with any questions.

Starts On:
November 28, 2018
4:00 PM
Ends On:
November 28, 2018
6:00 PM

Red Pencil

Save the date for our biennial Red Pencil conference!

 

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

 

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!

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)

Sharing is caring!