Mark Your Calendars for CWIP’s Publishing for Professionals Seminar

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Career, Events, Uncategorized

Aside from longer days and warmer weather (we hope), there are other reasons to look forward to March. CWIP’s March event is our first-ever Publishing for Professionals Workshop! This is a daylong seminar aimed at professionals who want to explore book publishing as a means of marketing their brand. To get a sneak peek of what […]

New Year, New You: Keeping Your Resolutions

Friday, January 6, 2017, Motivation

Happy 2017! As a new year begins, many of us have resolutions. Whether it’s writing more, getting organized, or losing those last few pounds that plague us, this is a time filled with hope that we’ll accomplish what we set out to do. Of course the momentum is high in January, but by mid-February we […]

Three Time-Management Tips for Freelancers: How to Take Control of Your Time

Thursday, December 8, 2016, Career

Seasons greetings, readers!  In the throes of the holiday season, you, like many of us, may be scrambling to manage your time. This guest blog post is courtesy of Mary Nolan, freelancer, CWIP member and owner of Here she shares some useful time management skills with us. Thanks, Mary!    At CWIP’s Freelancing: The Nuts […]

Upcoming Events

Check out CWIP's 2016/17 educational and special events* held on the third Wednesdays of most months. All events are open to the public, but are either free or at preferred pricing for CWIP members. Our Events Calendar lists every CWIP event as all the details become available.

Many events are held at the U.S. Bank Building (40th floor) at 190 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago, which is accessible by public transportation. While this building does not provide parking, discounted parking is available nearby through ParkWhiz or SpotHero.

Networking generally begins around 5:30 p.m. with the program running from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additional networking time follows the educational portion of the evening.

Look for additional Saturday workshops, mentorship events, and networking mixers throughout the year.

CWIP programming takes a break in the summer and returns again in the fall.

Our Members Say...

    "As the author of a children’s book, I needed an editor with experience in children’s literature, language arts, and Lexile scores. Fortunately, I discovered CWIP's Freelance Directory and found the perfect match for my manuscript. Soon I began attending the monthly meetings, becoming a CWIP member myself. Where else can you learn so much about the publishing world through knowledgeable and experienced guest speakers? The networking opportunities helped introduce me to publishing professionals familiar with print production—even marketing. I found my team at CWIP."

—Caroline Lee, Author of Maxzyne Meets the Mannequins

*(Note: dates will not change, but educational topics may.)