The Story of CWIP’s Roots from First CWIP President Roz Beitler

Category: Guest Blog Author

The Story of CWIP’s Roots from First CWIP President Roz Beitler

On the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, it is timely to celebrate a women’s organization that might be compared to, “The Little Engine That Could.” Founded in 1972 and still going strong, Chicago Women in Publishing’s roots defy all expectations of it being so successful.   Its origin began when several female editors at Playboy Magazine wanted to survey […]

Imposter Syndrome in the Editing Field

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Guest Blog Author, Guest Blog Post

Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is the condition when people feel like none of their qualifications or accomplishments are good enough, no matter how good they may actually be. It affects everyone, but it especially affects women, and it particularly affects freelance editors. I was thinking about why this is. For me […]

REVIEW CORNER: A New Grammar Guide That Entertains as it Teaches

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Guest Blog Author, Guest Blog Post

Looking to brush up on your style or improve your prose? Maybe you’re just a grammar nerd who enjoys arguing the merits (or lack thereof) of the Oxford comma. Either way, you will definitely enjoy this book on writing style (now in paperback) by Benjamin Dreyer. This delightful new reference title, Dreyer’s English: An Utterly […]

Mentorship as a Path to Success and Inspiration

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Guest Blog Author, Guest Blog Post

Mentorship is a relationship that we have all experienced at one point in our lives. We can all think of a time when we were informally mentored by a family member, a caring peer, or more formally by a teacher, professor, advisor, or a senior colleague. Mentoring a person involves listening to their needs, aspirations, […]

What Every New Editor Should Know about Editing Certificate Programs

Monday, October 5, 2020, Guest Blog Author, Guest Blog Post

Are you thinking of going for an editing certificate? Before doing so, I recommend that you find out what local publishers in your area respect in terms of programs, and consider whether you want to work in-house or independently. In my area, the publishers only have heard of the University of Chicago’s Graham School, and […]

A Special Thank You to CWIP’s 2019–2020 Speakers

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Events, Guest Blog Author, Guest Blog Post

Due to COVID-19, this year’s CWIP Annual Spring Reception was unfortunately canceled. The event has always been a wonderful gathering to honor the work of our volunteers as well as a time to mingle with old friends and meet new members. The pandemic, however, did not stop CWIP from proceeding with events! After starting the […]

Six Questions with Writing Coach Sara Connell

Learn how to get the most out of your online presence, find your target audience, and build an engaged following.

On Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CWIP will welcome author and writing coach Sara Connell at TechNexus, as she leads an interactive workshop on “How to Promote Yourself like a Best-Selling Author.” Through the event, she will help you find your target audience, build a natural and engaged following, and make the […]

Lawyers for the Creative Arts Interview with Marci Rolnik Walker

Read Marci Rolnik Walker’s thoughts on LCA’s legal services for artists

Legal Issues in Publishing Q&A: An Interview with Marci Rolnik Walker, Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts Courtesy of poetry editor and CWIP member Carrie Olivia Adams, this guest blog post interview with Marci Rolnik Walker, Legal Director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA), highlights their services, legal changes in the publishing industry, […]

Tiger Stripe Publishing: An Interview with Founder Joy Triche

Learn how Joy Triche created her own independent publishing company for diverse children’s books

Publishing Children’s Books for All: An Interview with Joy Triche, Tiger Stripe Publishing Founder and Publisher Don’t forget that Chicago Women in Publishing’s Fourth Annual Publishing Fair is this Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Roosevelt University (430 South Michigan Avenue). If you have not signed up to attend, there’s still […]

Connect with Chicago Nonprofits this Summer: Guest Blog Post by Taylor Alcantar

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Guest Blog Author, Mentorship

CWIP member Taylor Alcantar highlights some local nonprofits doing literacy work. Take a look and get inspired to do some volunteering!   Summer is full swing in Chicago and, as you may know, CWIP programming takes a break in a summer and will resume in the fall. We look forward to seeing you again at […]