What we're about

Springfield/Eugene-area Editors (SEE) meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at Le Cafe Maison for education, connection, advice, mentoring, and lunch!

We usually have about 10-12 attendees. We begin each gathering with introductions, then have a short talk (~10 minutes) by a featured guest on an area of their expertise, followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A/discussion with them. The rest of the time is devoted to editorial fellowship.

We welcome as members all professional editors who can make the trek to Eugene at least occasionally. Our group includes members from Corvallis, Florence, and Yachats as well as Eugene and Springfield.

RSVPs are appreciated, but coming without one is fine, as is coming late or leaving early.

For notes from past lunch hours, visit http://bit.ly/untold-SEE (http://bit.ly/untoldSEE)

For drivers: The first hour of parking is free in Eugene's city-run parking garages, then $1/hour. The nearest ones are on Willamette between 7th & 8th Streets, and on Olive between 6th & 7th Streets. They're marked with a P on this map: https://eugene-or.gov/1928/Downtown-Dai... (https://www.eugene-or.gov/1928/Downtown-Daily-Parking-Rates)

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Note: To foster fruitful discussion among attendees, we ask that editors have at least a year of professional experience to join the group.

For a compilation of lessons learned in 25+ years as an editor, with separate pages devoted to finding freelance editing gigs, setting rates, editorial resources and associations, editing conferences and book festivals, and thriving as a freelancer, visit the Resources for Editors page at bit.ly/untoldcascadia

If you're curious about editing as a career, peruse the many free resources on the websites of ACES: The Society for Editing, the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), and the Northwest Editors Guild (see links below). You can also follow them on Facebook/Twitter. (To be notified of EdsGuild events in Oregon only (not Seattle), follow https://facebook.com/EdsGuildPDX (https://www.facebook.com/EdsGuildPDX/))

You may also wish to attend a conference (open to all):
* ACES (annual) -- March 28-30, 2019, in Providence, RI: https://aceseditors.org/conference/2019
* EFA (annual) -- August 21-23, 2019, in Chicago: https://the-efa.org/efas-2019-conferenc...
* Northwest Editors Guild (biennial) -- Sept. 21, 2019: http://www.edsguild.org

Upcoming events (5+)

Lunch Hour w/surprise featured guest!

Le Cafe Maison

Meet other area professional editors at this (air-conditioned!) casual and congenial lunchtime gathering for info-sharing, discussion, advice, and community-building. Bring business cards to share. Our featured guest is TBA. We''ll also chat about the Red Pencil editors' conference, coming up on Sept. 21 near Seattle. Organized by the Northwest Editors Guild biennially since 2007, Red Pencil has grown to be the largest conference on the West Coast specifically for editors, attracting 200 to 250 of us. Registration is open now, with early-bird rates till July 31: bit.ly/RedPencil2019. You may wish to come a few minutes early to order food/drink at the counter. For drivers: * The first hour of parking is free in Eugene's city-run parking garages; then it's $1/hour. * Nearby garages: on 7th between Willamette and Olive, and on Olive between 6th & 7th. * Map: https://www.eugene-or.gov/1928/Downtown-Daily-Parking-Rates =================================================================== PREVIEW: Next month's lunch hour will be devoted to choosing featured guests for the next 6-12 months. Bring ideas, contact info, and/or your opinions.

Lunch Hour -- Help Choose SEE's Featured Guests for 2019-20!

At this (air-conditioned!) gathering, we'll decide which featured guests we'd like to schedule for the next 6-12 lunch hours. A fairly robust list of possibilities will be provided as a discussion-starter. Bring your ideas (and contact info, if possible) to add, or just come to share in the discussion among area editors at this casual and congenial lunchtime gathering. Bring business cards to share as well. =================================================================== PREVIEW: Next month's featured guest is TBD & will be decided at this lunch hour!

Lunch Hour w/featured guest TBA

Le Cafe Maison

Meet other area professional editors at this casual and congenial lunchtime gathering for info-sharing, discussion, advice, and community-building. Bring business cards to share. You may wish to come a few minutes early to order food/drink at the counter. This month's featured guest is TBA. For drivers: * The first hour of parking is free in Eugene's city-run parking garages; then it's $1/hour. * Nearby garages: on 7th between Willamette and Olive, and on Olive between 6th & 7th. * Map: https://www.eugene-or.gov/1928/Downtown-Daily-Parking-Rates =================================================================== PREVIEW: Next month's featured guest is TBA.

Red Pencil, the biennial West Coast conference for editors! (held in Seattle)

Registration for Red Pencil 2019 is open! The Red Pencil conferences are hosted biennially by the Northwest Editors Guild (edsguild.org) as a learning and networking forum for the editing community. Red Pencil is the largest conference specifically for editors on the West Coast. More than 200 editors participate from the Northwest, California, Canada, and beyond. The conference is 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 a medicinal herb garden, a reflexology walking path, and nearby trails. Join us as we listen, learn, and expand our understanding of the world of editing. Early-bird rates (till July 31) are $110 for members of the Guild and affiliate organizations (including ACES, EFA, and the Society of Indexers)*; $145 for non-members. Registration includes delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunch buffets catered by Bastyr, a school for naturopathic physicians. Registration page: edsguild.org/red-pencil-2019-registration. Registration closes September 17 or when the conference sells out. No registration will be available the day of the conference. For first-time attendees or those contemplating attending, we recommend the excellent and extensive FAQs: edsguild.org/frequently-asked-questions A note for introverts and outdoor enthusiasts: The campus offers multiple options for a quiet space to catch your breath, whether inside one of the rooms occupied by the conference or, weather permitting, outside in the beauty of the campus grounds. There are also walking trails through the forest in a state park across the road from campus. * Affiliate discount codes will be sent to ACES, ASBPE, Bay Area Editors Forum, Editcetera, Editors Canada, Editors of Color, EFA, PNW Chapter American Society of Indexers, PSU Masters in Book Publishing (Ooligan Press), Professional Editors Network, San Diego Professional Editors Network, San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, SfEP, Society of Indexers, and the UW Editing Certificate Program. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Viniyanka Prasad is the executive director and founder of The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary—a nonprofit organization promoting diversity in literature. It works to remove blockages along the publishing pipeline that obstruct publication of underrepresented voices. Formerly the chief appellate attorney of a federal public defender organization and now a civil rights attorney, she is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. AFTER-PARTY A separate ticket ($20) is required for the after-party, held on-site from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each ticket includes an appetizer buffet, 2 beverage tickets, and 1 door prize ticket. Tickets are available until Sept. 17 and are not available for purchase at the door. There may be other pre-conference events on Friday in Seattle; stay tuned. LODGING Nearby hotels (each about 5 miles away) start at $99 with conference booking code. Full details at: https://edsguild.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/HoteInfoSheet.pdf SEE members may want to share lodgings and/or transportation to Seattle. We'll discuss options at our June and July lunch hours. CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations on or before Aug. 23 will receive a full refund, minus a $15 processing fee. Cancellations before Sept. 13 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations after that will not receive a refund unless it is an emergency. SOCIAL MEDIA Event hashtag for social media: #EdsGuild2019 There will be social media groups for the conference on LinkedIn and Twitter (to be announced later). QUESTIONS General: [masked] Registration: [masked] Accessibility: [masked] [Note: "Red Pencil in the Woods" was the official logo for Red Pencil 2011 and 2013; it will be replaced by Red Pencil 2019's logo when available.]

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