Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

A professional organization for freelance editors and writers.

About Us

A Little About CAFE

The Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE) is a professional association promoting and developing freelance editors in Calgary and area. CAFE began in 1989 with a small group of editors as a forum to exchange information about editing. In 1995, it was officially incorporated as a society. In 2014, CAFE celebrated 25 years as a professional association. Nearly 70 members and over 200 friends, affiliates and organizations from the editing, writing, and literary community at large are invited to CAFE’s programs and activities.

In June 2013, the CAFE board sent out a survey to CAFE members and friends of the group. Check out what they had to say about CAFE. 2012–2013 CAFE Member Survey Results.

Our Mission

CAFE is a professional association dedicated to promoting and developing freelance editors in Calgary and area.

Our Programs

Our program year runs from September to August each year. Meetings, workshops, events, and activities will be held at various locations around the city. Programs offered over the year will provide a mix of learning, networking, and social opportunities—social get-togethers; organized tours; academic forums such as panel discussions and roundtables; skills-based working groups and workshops; and guest speakers and lectures. See our Events and Past Events pages for examples of the types of workshops, events and activities we’ve been involved in and putting on in recent years.

Our Membership

CAFE’s membership is a diverse group of people with a variety of talents and expertise. The CAFE membership is comprised of freelance editors, as well as in-house editors, writers, translators, and other professions such as public relations or document management that might have a strong editing component to their job.

Whether you have an established editing/writing practice, are a new editor just starting out in this field and not yet deriving income from editing contracts, or are working in related fields and need support, just bring your enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and a desire to promote yourself as an entrepreneur and/or editing professional.

Our Annual General Meeting

AGMs are held each year in June (our fiscal year runs from April 1st to March 31st).

Our Affiliations

As a CAFE member, enjoy preferential rates or advance notice about events held by our affiliates.

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