Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

A professional organization for freelance editors and writers.

Join Us

The life of a freelance editor can be lonely…

  • No office full of colleagues with the same professional interests
  • No one to share the task of finding resources
  • No one to bounce ideas off
  • No one to commune with about the thing that really turns you on – editing!

CAFE may be just what you’re looking for!
We are a professional association dedicated to the promotion and development of freelance editors in the Calgary area. We meet throughout the year to share ideas and pass along market information. In the process, we establish professional relationships, learn fascinating things, and develop our freelance businesses. We also have fun!

Benefits of Membership include:

Opportunities to…

  • Network with other professional freelance editors
  • Share concerns about the “hot” editing issues of the day
  • Share information about new markets and global opportunities
  • Learn about the business end of freelancing (breaking into the industry, writing an effective contract, using social media and marking tools, and/or enhancing your business by providing other services)
  • Learn about editing genres, media and subjects you may not have investigated before (technical editing, literary editing, online editing, or academic editing)
  • Participate in member-run workshops on a number of topics

Your own webpage on the CAFE website, which has a searchable database. With a paid membership, you will be able to showcase your skills and experience in an organized fashion that puts you first in front of potential customers. CAFE has one of the least expensive of any online listing service on the market.

Membership list of experienced editors who specialize in a wide variety of genres, media, and editing specialties. Never turn away a potential client— your membership in CAFE gives you a host of contacts!

All these benefits for $75.00 per year.
CAFE is a professional association dedicated to the promotion and development of freelance editors in the Calgary area. To be considered a freelance editor, you must derive at least some of your annual income from freelance editing, have a trade name, a Business Number with the Government of Canada (a GST number), or have business stationery (cards and letterhead).

We understand that people just starting out in this fascinating field may not as yet, be deriving income from editing contracts. That’s okay; membership is open to new editors. Just bring your enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, and a desire to promote yourself as an entrepreneur. In time, we hope you will also want to promote CAFE.

Why not join?
CAFE’s membership drive runs from the first Monday after the Labour Day weekend until the first Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Our annual fee is $75 and $45 for students*. Benefits of a CAFE membership include access to a unique peer network and our member-only Facebook forum, educational and professional development opportunities, CAFE publications (such as our newly updated CAFE Resource List), a personal profile on the CAFE website, and more.   

*The CAFE student rates is for a student in full-time studies and pursuing an accredited editing-related education. Proof of enrollment is required.

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