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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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Eugene/Springfield/Corvallis Editors' Lunch Hour (with A/C)

Come meet your fellow area editors at Eugene/Springfield/Corvallis's first coffee hour! We're holding it at lunchtime at Le Cafe Maison, a well-air-conditioned downtown cafe on the corner of 5th and Willamette, across from the post office and Smith Family Bookstore, and a few blocks from the Tuesday Farmers Market at 8th and Oak.
 
The Northwest Editors Guild (edsguild.org) has been hosting coffee hours in Seattle and Portland for some time, aimed at helping editors meet others nearby. Our agenda for this first coffee hour in Eugene will be simple: get acquainted, learn about the types of editing we each do, and discuss any editorial conundrums on your mind. All editors are welcome, whether a Guild member or not, and whether you live in Eugene/Springfield, Salem, Corvallis, Albany, Bend, Ashland, or a point in between.
 
Le Cafe Maison makes their own shortbread and offers beverages and lunch items as well. Look for the table for six (or more) at the back of the cafe, which will be reserved for the Guild. No cost to attend; attendees pay for any lunch/bakery items they wish to enjoy. For more info about the cafe, visit lecafemaisonshortbread.com.
 
RSVPs would be delightful but are not necessary: https://www.facebook.com/events/315679112500725/ or email WordsWithGraceEditorial@gmail.com.
 
Hosted by Sherri Schultz, Guild founder and new Eugene resident - 206.928.2015 (call/text) or WordsWithGraceEditorial@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Location: Le Cafe Maison, 488 Willamette St., Eugene 97401.
Starts On:
September 18, 2018
12:00 PM
Ends On:
September 18, 2018
2:00 PM


Mentoring Program Happy Hour—September

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: professional continuing education goals for 2018 and 2019.


This event is open to all Guild members, and editors considering Guild membership.


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. The event is free 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:
September 19, 2018
4:00 PM
Ends On:
September 19, 2018
6:00 PM


South Sound Happy Hour

Join us for a few hours of ultracasual networking, open to editors, other creatives, and their guests. In-house or freelance. Any experience level, including students.

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


Location:
 Fish Tale Brewpub, 515 Jefferson St SE, Olympia 98501.


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:
September 20, 2018
4:00 PM
Ends On:
September 20, 2018
6:00 PM


North Seattle Editing Skills Happy Hour

Are you interested in discussing how to maintain and expand your editing skills? This happy hour will bring together Guild members to discuss continuing education:


• Skills members want to learn or sharpen
• Tools and methods for continuing education
• Setting up member-organized learning activities
• Anything else related to skill building or continuing education


Because of the level of interest in this topic, two happy hours will be held. Besides this one, a second is scheduled for Monday, September 24 in West Seattle (see the separate calendar entry for details). A summary of the discussion at both meetings will be made available to members, so there is no need to attend both events.


To help us accommodate everyone, this will be a members-only event. It is free to attend, but you will purchase your own food/drink. 


Location:
 Blue Star Cafe (4512 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 98103), accessible by bus routes 44 and 62. 


Please RSVP via email to Michael Schuler (Michael@BergerPlusSchuler.com) prior to the day of the event. 

Starts On:
September 23, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
September 23, 2018
4:00 PM


West Seattle Editing Skills Happy Hour

Are you interested in discussing how to maintain and expand your editing skills? This happy hour will bring together Guild members to discuss continuing education:


• Skills members want to learn or sharpen
• Tools and methods for continuing education
• Setting up member-organized learning activities
• Anything else related to skill building or continuing education


Because of the level of interest in this topic, two happy hours will be held. Besides this one, a second is scheduled for Sunday, September 23 in Wallingford (see the separate calendar entry for details). A summary of the discussion at both meetings will be made available to members, so there is no need to attend both events.


To help us accommodate everyone, this will be a members-only event. It is free to attend, but you will purchase your own food/drink. 


Location: Uptown Espresso and Gameporium (3845 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106).


Please RSVP via email to Michael Schuler (Michael@BergerPlusSchuler.com) prior to the day of the event. 

Starts On:
September 24, 2018
6:30 PM
Ends On:
September 24, 2018
8:30 PM

Oregon & SW Washington Editors Retreat

The Oregon & SW Washington Editors Retreat is a chance for area editors to gather and take part in intimate discussions on editing topics while enjoying a relaxing weekend on the Oregon coast. The retreat will also serve as an opportunity for editors to brainstorm future Guild events for the Oregon and SW Washington region. (Although part of the intent for this event is to focus on the OR and SW WA area, it is open to editors from any region.)
 
Dates: September 28–30, 2018
 
Location: Rockaway Beach, Oregon
 
Cost: $95 per person for Guild members; $120 for nonmembers 
 
Cost of the retreat includes accommodations for Friday and Saturday night. Cost of food is not included. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food items and use the kitchens for storing your food and cooking, but they will be responsible for washing their own dishes and taking out any garbage they produce.
 
Registration: Space is limited to 16 guests. Editors only; no pets allowed. Members, please click register on the meetings and events page, enter the coupon code (email info@edsguild.org if you have not received it by email) and hit "apply" next to the coupon code box. This will deduct $25 from your cost. 
 
Planned Discussion topics:
  • The Marriage of Editing and Marketing (led by Julie Swearingen)
  • Editing for Social Media (led by Alison Cantrell)
  • Planning for future OR & SW WA events (group discussion)
  • If you plan to attend the event and would like to lead or initiate an editing discussion, please contact Alison Cantrell at alisonjcantrell@gmail.com.
Other activities:
  • Blind Date with a Book: Bring a book you absolutely love and want to share with a fellow editor. Place the book into a brown paper bag and write three defining features about the story that won’t give too of the plot much away. Once everyone has finished, the books will be placed on a table for each editor to choose from, based on the information written on the bags. After everyone has chosen, we’ll sit down together to open our bags, and if you’re comfortable, you can share with whoever chose your book why you love it or why decided to bring that book. (Paper bags and markers provided. Optional event but must bring a book to participate.)
  • Movie night: Settle in and watch an editing-related film with us!
  • Open periods to walk on the beach/around town or mingle with other editors
  • Group dinner at a local restaurant (Saturday evening); group brunch at a local café (Sunday morning) - cost of food separate from cost of retreat.
Please contact Alison Cantrell (alisonjcantrell@gmail.com) with any questions about the retreat, or info@edsguild.org with questions about registration. 
Starts On:
September 28, 2018
4:30 PM
Ends On:
September 30, 2018
12:30 PM
$120.00
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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).

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:
October 04, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
October 04, 2018
11:30 AM

18th Annual Member Potluck

You're invited to mingle, relax, dine, and hear the annual "State of the Guild" address. Bring food or beverage to share. (Please note: all trash disposed of at this event must be compostable or recyclable, so please plan to pack out your serving utensils and dishes!)

 

Who: All EdsGuild members (partners/significant others are welcome, too, but we unfortunately cannot allow minors or pets)

When: Sunday, October 7, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 South Angeline Street, Seattle WA 98118, www.lspcc.org

Starts On:
October 07, 2018
3:30 PM
Ends On:
October 07, 2018
6:30 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:
October 10, 2018
11:15 AM
Ends On:
October 10, 2018
12:45 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:
October 10, 2018
12:15 PM
Ends On:
October 10, 2018
1:15 PM

Mentoring Program Happy Hour—October

Meet fellow Guild mentors and mentees, share what you're learning or have learned, and enjoy the company of fellow editors and introverts.


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:
October 16, 2018
4:00 PM
Ends On:
October 16, 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)

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