Freelancing Legislative Update: Understanding the PRO Act

Category: Guest Blog Post

Freelancing Legislative Update: Understanding the PRO Act

The House of Representatives passed new legislation February 7th that will go to the Senate for approval if it can get out of committee. The legislation is called the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize). It proposes to amend the Taft-Hartley Act that passed in 1947 that allowed states to opt out of contractor […]

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 […]

Why You Should Attend the CWIP Fall Kickoff

Thursday, September 13, 2018, Career, Events, Guest Blog Post, Motivation, Networking, Publishing
Learn how to spark change in your communities and your lives with Joy’s five easy steps to sparking your flame.

This guest post is courtesy of Kasia Manolas, a writer, marketing manager, and CWIP member since 2015. This year, we’re starting off our year of amazing events with a fall party. Join us for an evening of engaging conversation where you’ll meet writers and publishing experts, and get a swag bag! What is the Fall […]

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, […]