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The 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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Editors Guild Meeting: Let's Talk LinkedIn
March 13, 2017
6:30 pm
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

LinkedIn is one of the most important and valuable tools for building your business—and it can help in a job search as well. Prospective clients use LinkedIn to find service providers. Recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn daily to find candidates for their open positions.

If you have ever wondered how to take advantage of LinkedIn and how to use all the bells and whistles it has to offer, here's your chance to learn!

Lora Poepping, president of Plum Coaching & Consulting and a recruiter for 20 years, will demonstrate tips and tricks for using LinkedIn, with a special focus on making LinkedIn useful for editing professionals. She will:

  • • Show those of us who are business owners the value of LinkedIn and how to build our brands.
  • • Help us create a LinkedIn profile that appeals to clients and recruiters.
  • • Show us how recruiters use this powerful tool to find candidates.
  • • Introduce us to the ABC’s of conducting a job search using LinkedIn.

Lora has been featured by LinkedIn's corporate organization on this video:

Speaker Bio

Lora Poepping is the president of Plum Coaching & Consulting, a firm that provides job search coaching, recruiting services, HR consulting, career transition guidance, and LinkedIn expertise throughout the United States and abroad. Since 2012, Plum has been showcased in the media for being at the forefront of job search services—for both job seekers and employers. Lora is a frequent contributor to and has published articles in USA Today, The New York Times, Real Simple, and

About Member Meetings

The Editors Guild hosts member meetings on the second Monday of every other month in Seattle. This meeting will be held at iLEAP in the Good Shepherd Center (click here for full-page map). If the meeting includes a presentation, we also broadcast it live online and archive it to our YouTube page. 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.

Editors Guild Meeting: Let's Talk LinkedIn
March 13, 2017
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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 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


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.

Join the Guild or follow us on Facebook 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.”

Upcoming Conferences

Stay tuned for information about our 2017 conference: Saturday, September 23 at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. More info 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)