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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: Corporate Editing 101
May 8, 2017
6:30 pm
5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

At our May member meeting, Editors Guild member Tracy Wilson offers a peek behind the curtain of corporate editing. What is the relationship between corporate editing and business editing? How is corporate editing different from other types of editing? Tracy will define terms, show why our members should learn about this lucrative branch of the editorial tree, and walk us through a typical week in her work life.


Speaker Bio

Tracy Wilson has more than 15 years of hands-on editing experience with Fortune 500 companies. She wielded her red pen on the employee communications teams at Starbucks and Capital One, and in 2011 she launched her freelance editing business. Specializing in corporate communications, her current clients include Nordstrom, Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins, and Symetra Financial.


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 a new location, the Hillman City Collaboratory (click here for full-page map).


On-street parking on Rainier Ave S and side streets.
LINK stop at Mount Baker, then bus 7 to S Orcas St.


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: Corporate Editing 101
May 8, 2017
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May Mentor Program Happy Hour
May 25, 2017
4:00 pm
4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Social event for past, present, and future Guild mentors and mentees. Meet fellow editors, share stories, get inspired, and have fun.

Host Kyra Freestar kyra@tandemediting.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4pm-6pm Blue Star Cafe & Pub, 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Accessible by public transit via routes 44 and 62, right by Archie McPhee's.
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May 25, 2017
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June Mentor Program Happy Hour
June 28, 2017
4:00 pm
4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Social event for past, present, and future Guild mentors and mentees. Meet fellow editors, share stories, get inspired, and have fun.

Host Kyra Freestar kyra@tandemediting.com

Thursday, June 28, 2017, 4pm-6pm Blue Star Cafe & Pub, 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

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June 28, 2017
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Red Pencil 6: Tracking Changes in Editing
September 23, 2017
8:30 am
14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Join the Northwest Independent Editors Guild for our 6th biennial Red Pencil conference—the largest regular editing conference on the West Coast. Our goal is to connect, educate, and inspire editors and word lovers of all types and experience levels.


Every other year, we welcome 200+ editors from the Pacific Northwest and beyond for a full day of learning, networking, and camaraderie. Enjoy expert-led presentations, panel discussions, and workshops geared toward both freelancers and in-house editors.


View full conference page here.


More details will be announced in April, with early-bird registration coming later this spring. Check back soon for updates!

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September 23, 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!


March 13, 2017: Let’s Talk LinkedIn
January 9, 2017: Biannual roundtable discussion (no notes or video)


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


Conferences

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)