Saturday, September 21


Red Pencil conferences are hosted biennially by the Northwest Editors Guild as a learning and networking forum for its members, colleagues, and friends in the editing community. It is the largest conference specifically for editors on the West Coast. Over 200 editors participate from the Pacific Northwest, California, Canada, and beyond. For more information about the conference, please visit our FAQ page.

The 2019 conference will be held on the campus of Bastyr University (14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028), 16 miles northeast of downtown Seattle. The setting is a true Northwest experience, nestled in the woods on a beautiful campus that features gardens, walking paths, and nearby trails.

The 2019 conference presents opportunities to explore the theme of “voice and voices” from multiple angles:

The personal: How can editors listen to and support their own inner voice in their branding and business practices?
The professional: How can we improve our ability to support each client’s authentic voice, while improving their ability to connect with their audience?
The public: How can we support the voices of a greater range of writers and readers, both in our work and in our editorial community?

Join us as we listen, learn, and expand our understanding of the world of editing.

We are excited to bring Viniyanka Prasad to Seattle to help us explore this year’s theme. Her keynote presentation, “The Power to Hear Another’s Truth,” is a discussion on recognizing the central and essential in stories told from another’s perspective, and on embracing our capacity to provide structure without reshaping. For more information about Viniyanka,
please visit our FAQ page.

Registration Notes

Early Bird discount rates are applied automatically, and available through August 15, 2019.

If you are a member of the Northwest Editors Guild, please be sure to log in before purchasing your ticket, and then select the “Member Ticket” option.

If you are a member of an affiliate group, volunteer, or have another discount code, please select your ticket and fill out the registration questions, then enter your discount code at the bottom along with payment information. Be sure to click “Apply” after entering your code. Once you’ve done that, if you scroll back up to the top of the form, your discount should be reflected in the total.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please email for assistance.


A separate ticket is required to attend the conference after-party, held on-site from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To purchase, please select the number of tickets you want next to “After-Party” in the form below in addition to your conference ticket. Each entry includes an appetizer buffet, 2 beverage tickets, and 1 door prize ticket. Tickets are available until September 17 and are not available for purchase at the door.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or before August 23, 2019, will receive a full refund of registration fees, minus a $15 processing fee. Cancellations made between August 24 and September 13 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations made after September 13 will not receive a refund unless it is an emergency situation. Contact

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