We are editing and writing professionals, entrepreneurs, and freelancers who meet once a month to talk about the ins and outs of working with words.
Who Can Join? This Meetup group is for people who work with words, love what they do, and are lifelong learners and teachers. While many of our discussions will likely focus on entrepreneurship or owning and operating your own business, you don't have to be a full-time freelancer to join. If you're a professional copyeditor, copywriter, developmental editor, author, proofreader, or technical writer/editor and you have at least one year of experience, you're one of us!
Our Mission To rid the world of bad writing! Our goal is to foster a strong, friendly, and helpful community of Northern Colorado writers and editors who can share knowledge, resources, techniques, and leads.
What We Are Not Our members devote hours of their time to training and mentoring new writers and editors, and this group is our chance to notfulfill these roles. We aim to support other writers and editors who are at roughly the same level in their careers, which is why we require new members to have at least one year of experience with professional editing or writing. We support you and want you to succeed—please come back and join us once you have a year of experience under your belt. :)
Event Topics & Themes Our roundtable format means that we'll each take a minute or two to introduce ourselves and ask a question of the group. The organizer will write all the questions down, and the group will then address the questions in order.
Dues & Trial Period We do charge dues of $25 per year to help cover the cost of using the Meetup.com platform. You'll have a three-month trial period, starting the day you're approved as a member, to attend three events and see if you'd like to join us. If you don't pay dues before the end of this trial period, you'll no longer be able to RSVP to upcoming events, and you won't receive notifications of new events (or any other emails from me). Meetup does this automatically, so please pay attention to any email stating that you need to pay dues if you'd like to stay with us.
Code of Conduct In order to stay in line with our mission for this group, we strive to maintain a safe, friendly, and fun environment for our members. We expect all attendees to show respect and courtesy to other members at all times, both online and in person. Online communication (comments) must not involve any spamming or advertising.
All communication should be of a professional nature, and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Here are some ground rules for our roundtables, classes, and presentations:
1. Be courteous and polite to both the group members and the staff at the Meetup locations.
2. Don't interrupt or talk over a group member who is speaking. Allow them to finish their thought before commenting.
3. Stay on topic; please don't bring up tangential items that are unrelated to the current discussion.
4. Do not bring outside food or drink to Meetup locations that serve food. (Water bottles are an exception.) This damages the organizer's relationship with the venue owner and staff. (This doesn't apply when we meet at the organizer's home—in that case, please feel free to bring a snack to share.)
Anyone who violates this code of conduct will be given two warnings, after which they may be removed from this Meetup group and its related events and/or discussion boards without a refund at any time, and at the sole discretion of the event organizers.