Author and Editing Resources — and More!

Editing Resources

Authors ask me quite frequently about organizations that support authors through all phases of the book-building process, including finding editing resources.

The following lists may come in handy as your get further into your project and seek ways to connect in your field or genre. Joining these special organizations may also bolster your credibility as an author.

Organizations for Authors

Authors Alliance

For authors and creators of all kinds (fiction and nonfiction, poets, researchers, and journalists), with membership benefits that include:

  • Education
  • Community
  • Advocacy
  • Philanthropy

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America
Promotes, advances,s and supports science fiction and fantasy writing in the United States and elsewhere, with membership benefits that include:

  • DEI Policy
  • Estates-Legacy Program
  • Grievance Committee (Griefcom)
  • Model Contracts
  • Writer Beware ®
  • Givers Fund Grants
  • Emergency Medical Fund
  • Legal Fund
  • Safety Resources

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Resource for children’s book authors within the world of publishing, with membership benefits that include:

  • Professional development
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Print and online resources
  • Resources for independently published authors
  • Awards & grants
  • Discounts

The Author’s Guild
Advocates for the rights of working writers by supporting free speech, fair contracts, and copyright, with benefits including:

  • Legal help
  • Authors Guild regional chapters
  • Seminars & events
  • Writers’ resource library
  • Member profiles

American Society of Journalists and Authors
For non-fiction writers and journalists, with membership benefits that include:

  • Professional development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Community
  • Discounted attorney consultations
  • ASJA press cards
  • Virtual Coffee Chats
  • Health insurance advice and access
  • Discounts & services

Romance Writers of America
Offers romance writers the opportunity to stay on top of the latest trends in the industry, technology, and craft in a shifting world of publishing shifts, with membership benefits that include:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Community
  • Health insurance options
  • Conferences
  • Subscriptions and discounts
  • Contests

The National Writers Union
For freelance writers of all writing disciplines, with membership benefits that include:

  • Press passes
  • Tools to Earn More from your Writing
  • Contract and grievance help
  • Advice along the way
  • Traveling to promote your work
  • Advocacy
  • Find a Union Writer
  • Share your writing story
  • Help with health insurance

National Association of Writers
They have been helping writers connect with each other since 1998. They are growing and may have a chapter in your state.

  • Contracts / agreements suggestions
  • Consultations on marketing
  • Member networking
  • Contests
  • NWA research reports
  • State chapters

Editing Resources

Consult with me about your book editing project. We’ll discuss timelines and deliverables, I’ll answer the questions you may have about the editing and writing process.

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