Join the Association with the Career-Building Difference!
If you’re serious about your career, committed to being the best professional you can be, and moving steadily toward your goals, you are an ideal candidate for NAIWE membership. The primary focus of NAIWE is to support you as you develop the marketing components of your career, and we offer some other career-building benefits as well. We hope you will explore further and join NAIWE today!
You may have read about how a strong presence on the web can build your writing or service career, and you may not have wanted to spend a lot of time and money creating a website from the ground up. As a member of NAIWE, a professionally-designed website will be available to you. Adding content to your new website is as easy as typing an email, and you will be provided simple how-to instructions to get you started. You can also look at the NAIWE Member Activity Feed to see what other members are doing with their member sites.
Your NAIWE website, with the memorable web address of www.YourName.naiwe.com, includes
- Homepage where you can introduce your books or services
- Portfolio pages, for reviews, testimonials, references, and samples (whatever you’d like to include)
- Professional profile page, including education, experience, publication history, and more
- The ability to add more pages
- A blog where you can reach out to readers and potential clients with business breakthroughs, new books published, speaking engagements, articles, tips, news, resources, and more!
And every time you post on your NAIWE blog, NAIWE will re-post it on our social media accounts, expanding your reach even further!
If your website has been lost in the Internet jungle, it won’t be any longer. NAIWE members are all listed in NAIWE’s free searchable database! Instead of just hoping for traffic, you can have the confidence that anyone searching for your books or services can easily find your website. You’ll be able to communicate with readers and potential clients through the information on your NAIWE site.
Member of the Month
You have the opportunity to be a featured member of the month on the NAIWE podcast and blog and in the monthly newsletter. This benefit has great PR potential, as you can post the recording of your interview on your own site, and it will be archived on the NAIWE website for as long as you remain a member of NAIWE. Each interview will provide an opportunity for you to share your story with readers or potential clients and network with other members. This is the kind of positive press that can build your career!
As a NAIWE member, you may guest post on the NAIWE blog. Articles should be between 500 and 1,250 words and of interest to our members. All guest posts will include a member byline and a link to the member’s active NAIWE website.
The Edge: Success Strategies for People Who Work with Words is a monthly newsletter that encourages and equips publishing professionals. It features information about the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, professional development opportunities, and engaging material written by NAIWE members. NAIWE welcomes and reads all submissions of completed articles written by NAIWE members in good standing with a developed member website. For more information, see the writer’s guidelines.
Your book will have the opportunity to be featured on the NAIWE blog and in the monthly newsletter. This benefit has great PR potential, as you can post the recording of your interview on your own site, and it will be archived on the NAIWE site for as long as you remain a member. Each interview will provide an opportunity for you to share your story with readers or potential clients and network with other members. This is the kind of positive press that can build your career!
If you have published a book, you can send autographed copies to NAIWE headquarters. When new members sign up to support a member, they will receive a copy of a member’s book, along with a request that they post a review online. This is a great way to build your book’s audience and reviews!
If you have published a book, you can send an autographed copy to NAIWE headquarters, where it will be read and reviewed. The review will then be posted on NAIWE’s blog, as well as on NAIWE’s social media’s sites. Then, the book will be added to the Book Promotions pile!
Social Media Marketing
The posts you share on your member website are eligible to be promoted on NAIWE’s Twitter account: NAIWENews. The Member Activity Feed is scanned each week on Member Monday, and many post titles and links are posted on social media to increase your readership. Member posts that are tagged with the #NAIWE hashtag can also be reposted on NAIWE’s social media pages for you.
As a NAIWE member, posts on your NAIWE blog may be promoted in The Edge: Success Strategies for People Who Work With Words, which has a subscriber list of over 6,400, as of January 2020. Both members and prospective clients subscribe to The Edge, so the blog posts promoted in the newsletter become one more way to introduce yourself and promote your books and services.
Member Resource Library
The Resource Library provides articles and links to help you develop new skills and help your business grow faster than ever before. Topics include:
- What to charge
- Why you need a marketing plan
- Power proofreading
- Low-cost marketing ideas that can build your business
- How to work with editors
- Why you may want to work with a business coach
- And many more!
Quick Start Guide
You’ll want to start with Make the Most of Your Membership: A Quick-Start Guide to NAIWE. This handy guide provides a brief overview of the benefits you receive, along with step-by-step instructions for accessing everything. You’ll be off and running in no time!
Because your professional affiliations are part of your résumé, a “Member of NAIWE” badge image is provided so that you can add it to your social media profiles or other websites you own. Then when someone clicks on the link from your page and joins NAIWE, you earn 10% of their initial dues payment. It’s NAIWE’s way of saying, “Thank you for posting your NAIWE affiliation.”
Each month, we feature a member of the NAIWE Board of Experts on a topic that is designed to help you grow in your field. Our experts are successful full-time writers and editors, and they impart a lot of wisdom in an hour (or sometimes more).
Members attend at a discounted rate of $10 for each webinar. Nonmembers may register for individual webinars at $30 each. Just attending the classes without joining the association would add up to $348 for a year, so this is a benefit of great value.
Discount on The Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the undisputed authority for style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format. Completely searchable and easy to use, CMS Online is available to individuals and small user groups, as well as academic, private, and public libraries, through annual, IP-based subscriptions. Subscribers receive full access to the 17th and 16th editions of CMS, as well as access to the online CMS Users Forum.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount code for 20% off the book or online subscription!
Discount on EZRA
Editorial Inspirations has developed Easy Relationship Application (EZRA), a database to house all of the information for your small business! EZRA was originally designed for editorial professionals but has been modified and used by other small businesses as well. There’s a 30-day free trial available.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount code for $99 a year for annual subscriptions–a $50 savings!
Discount on Geoff Hart’s Effective Onscreen Editing
Geoff Hart has recently published the 4th edition of Effective Onscreen Editing, which covers Microsoft Word 2016 for both Macs and Windows.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount code for 22% off the print book or 25% off the e-book!
Discount on Grammarly
Confusing and sloppy writing damages your company’s credibility and frustrates your customers. Grammarly helps you write clear messages every time.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the website to get the discount link for $65 a year for the individual plan–over a $75 savings!
Discount on House of Design Web Services
Shaila Abdullah has over a decade of experience designing websites for authors. Being an award-winning author herself, she understands the industry and will provide you with a content management website that reflects your unique style, genre, and personality. Other design services such as book covers and interiors, marketing materials, and email campaigns (e-newsletters, announcements, etc.) also available.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount code for 10% off any service.
Discount on Institute of Professional Editors Limited Events
The biennial conference is an exciting opportunity for editors and other publishing professionals, researchers, students, and associates from all across the world to connect, learn, and celebrate best practices in editing and publishing. In addition, IPEd offers training and webinars to improve your skills. Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to find out about IPEd conferences, events, webinars, and more.
Discount on JSTOR
JSTOR provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines and its JPASS is an easy way to access the world’s leading academic research. You’ll have superior reference materials from a wide range of subjects available to you to help ensure the accuracy and quality of your work.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount link for 25% off annual memberships.
Discount on PerfectIt Software
PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality, saves time, and helps to enforce style guides. PerfectIt is used by thousands of editors around the world because it lets editors control every change, giving you the assurance that documents are the best they can be. There’s a 14-day free trial available.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount link for 30% off.
Discount on Spoken Word Transcription Services
Spoken Word Transcription Services allows authors the freedom to escape sitting behind their keyboards. Spend your energies on the creative process and let Spoken Word handle the typing. Whether still in the notes-taking and brainstorming phase or ready to get your entire book typed out, record your content in audio or video format and let us transcribe it to text.
Log in and visit the Member Area of the NAIWE website to get the discount code for 20% off.
NOTE: We’re always open to new member benefits, so if your company would be interested in partnering with NAIWE, please contact us to discuss your offer.