Member Benefits

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, but we offer some other nifty benefits as well. We hope you will explore further and join NAIWE today!


Business Website

NAIWE member website screenshotYou have probably read about how a strong presence on the web can build your writing or service career, but you may not have wanted to spend a lot of time and money creating a website from the ground up. Now, when you join NAIWE, you will get the professionally-designed website you’ve wanted. Adding content to your site is as easy as typing an email, and we provide simple instructions that will get you started. You can look at our Member Activity Feed to see what other members are doing with their member sites.

SEO Tip: If you already have a website, your NAIWE site can link directly to it, providing a quality incoming link that will boost your site’s position in search engine rankings.

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 as needed
  • A blog where you can reach out to readers and potential clients with articles, tips, news, resources, and more!

Searchable Database

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 more easily find your website. You’ll be able to communicate easily 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 NewsWire 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 Freelance Life site 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. Here are sample interviews for a writer and an editor. This is the kind of positive press that can build your career!


Book Chat

Your book will have the opportunity to be featured on the NewsWire 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 Freelance Life site 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!


Networking

Be part of the NAIWE community network by contributing to your NAIWE blog. Every time you post to your member website or comment on someone else’s post, your post will be automatically listed in the Member Activity Feed. This page is one of the most popular pages on the NAIWE website because it’s here that members can get acquainted and learn from one another. You can share news about business breakthroughs, new books published, speaking engagements, and other things relevant to the NAIWE community.


Social Media Marketing

The posts you share on your member website are eligible to be promoted on NAIWE’s Twitter account: NAIWENews. We scan the Member Activity Feed each week and tweet many post titles and links in the NAIWENews stream to increase your readership. We also watch for member tweets that are tagged with the #NAIWE hashtag so we can retweet for you.


Newsletter Promotions

Your posts have a chance of being promoted in “The Edge: Success Strategies for People Who Work With Words” e-newsletter, which has a subscriber list of nearly 4,000, as of October 2018. Both members and prospective clients can subscribe to “The Edge,” so the articles you submit become one more way to introduce yourself to fellow members and promote your books and services.


Book Promotions

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!


Member Resource Library

The Resource Library provides articles and links to help your skills and and 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 NAIWEThis 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!


Affiliate Bonuses

Because your professional affiliations are part of your résumé, we provide a “Member of NAIWE” badge image you can add to your social media profiles or other websites you own. As an incentive, if someone clicks on the link from your page and joins the association, you earn 15% of their dues payment. It’s just our way of saying, “Thank you for posting your NAIWE affiliation.”


Teleconferences and Webinars

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). Teleconferences and webinars are archived in the Member Area for member convenience.

Nonmembers may register for individual teleclasses at $29 each, but members not only attend free, but they also have access to an archive of up to twelve past teleclasses in the Member Area. Just attending the classes without joining the association would add up to $348 for a year, so this is a benefit of great value.


NAIWE Resource Rolodex

NAIWE Rolodex– A short, handy guide to good online and offline information resources for writers and editors. You’ll have quick access to:

Professional Development Resources
  • Up-to-date style guides
  • Checklists for editing
  • Fact-checking sites and resources
Business-Building Information
  • Trusted sources for business start-up assistance
  • Relevant industry information
  • And more!

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.

Log in and visit the Member Area of the website to get the discount code for $99 a year for annual subscriptions–over a $200 savings!


Discount on House of Design Web Services

House of Design NAIWE Benefit

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 website to get the discount code for 10% off any service.


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 to ensure the accuracy and quality of your work.

Log in and visit the Member Area of the website to get the discount link for 25% off annual memberships.


Discount on PerfectIt Software

PerfectIt software for writers and editors

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 website to get the discount link for 30% off.


Partner Benefit: Free Tax Information Service

You will have access to a Certified Public Accountant specializing in small business issues. Carol Topp, CPA, has agreed to provide free tax information and responses to individual questions concerning tax issues for NAIWE members.* You’ll find contact information for our designated CPA in the member area of the site.
* Availability of tax information services and CPA responses, without more, do not constitute legal or financial representation of NAIWE members, either by NAIWE or affiliated professionals.


Partner Benefit: Free Legal Information Service

You will have access to a law firm which has agreed to provide free, industry-related legal information and responses to individual questions concerning business law, intellectual property (including without limitation copyright and trademark issues), and business or publishing contracts.* You’ll find contact information for our designated attorney in the member area of the site.
* Availability of legal information services and attorney responses, without more, do not constitute legal representation of NAIWE members, either by NAIWE or affiliated attorneys.


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.

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