How to Join or Renew Your Membership: Three Steps


If you are new to BAEF or if your membership has lapsed, begin by filling out our online membership profile. Make sure you then complete Step 2.

If you are renewing your membership go straight to Step 2.

NOTE: New membership in BAEF is open to Bay Area individuals only; memberships in the name of a company rather than an individual will not be accepted.


After you have submitted your new membership profile, send $15 to cover annual membership dues. To pay online by debit/credit card (we use PayPal), select either "new membership" or "renew membership" from the drop-down menu below, enter your phone number in the entry field, then click the Pay Now button.

NOTE: You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal. When you click the Pay Now button below and land on the PayPal page, there's no need to log in. Just skip down to Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account. and click Continue. If you ever get an error message on the PayPal page, try a second time, and let us know if there's a problem.

Membership dues - choose from drop-down menu
Please enter your phone number:

If you prefer, you can mail a check for $15 for annual membership to:

Bay Area Editors' Forum
268 Bush Street #1900
San Francisco, CA 94104

If you pay by check, please include a separate sheet of paper with your name, phone number, and email address in the envelope, and state whether your payment is for a new membership or for a renewal.


When your membership payment has been processed by our volunteer team (as soon as possible, usually within a few days), we will send you an email confirmation with your member ID and password. Use those to log in to the member section of our website.

Member Benefits

  • Member forums on a wide range of topics relevant to editing and publishing.

  • Listing in our searchable database of editors where employers and contractors search for the editorial assistance they need.

  • Electronic Discussion List—an online hub where members network, exchange views and opinions on topics of editorial interest.

  • Job announcements emailed to you as we receive them

How to Be Listed in Our Website Database of Editors

If you are a new member, we will send you an email with details on how to log in to your personal page and customize your listing, after your dues payment is processed by our volunteer team.

If you are already a member, click on the Member Login link on any page of our website to access your personal page (using your member ID and password).

Whether or not you choose to display all or part of your personal page for public view, you have exclusive control of your contact information, description of your editorial services, and your membership preferences. You have the option to upload one photo or graphic. You can log in to update your information whenever needed.

Have You Forgotten Your Password?

If you have forgotten your password, click here and follow instructions to retrieve it.

How to Join Our Online Discussion List

Take part in lively discussions with fellow members about topics of interest in our industry and post your questions and comments. It's the perfect vehicle for networking, receiving helpful advice, and sharing views.

When you join BAEF, you will receive an invitation to our discussion list. If you are an active BAEF member and wish to join our discussion list, please contact our Discussion List Moderator.



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