About the Bay Area Editors' Forum
The Bay Area Editors' Forum is an association of
freelance and in-house editors working in a variety of publishing and publications settings. Our members edit books, magazines,
newspapers, computer documentation, multimedia presentations, scientific journals, educational materials, and business communications, and they work at every stage of the editorial process.
Membership is open to anyone with an active professional interest in editing. Annual dues are $15. Periodic member forums are held in San Francisco and in the South Bay.
We believe editing is a distinct craft and vocation, and we seek to support both the profession and the people in it. Through our educational member forums, we provide opportunities for professional development and mutual support.
The Bay Area Editors' Forum
also serves as a clearinghouse
for a range of editing-related jobs, and we
distribute employers' job listings to our members
who request this service.
Our signature document, The Editorial Services Guide, describes the type of services editors can provide.
Many members helpas officers, rate-survey committee members, meeting note-takers and writers, and as "volunteers at large"with dependably wise ideas (and good contacts). These include Dawn Adams, Geneviève Duboscq, David Featherstone, Heidi Garfield, Sandra Gary, Kristi Hein, and Hilary Powers.
Web site and graphic design by Kim Hughes, with editing and proofreading on a range of tasks by a growing cast of gracious volunteers, including: Susan Kostrzewa, Susan C. Greene, Heather Hutson, Judy Vorfeld, Zawadi Olatunji, Diana Young, Ann Whitesell, Carol Rhodes, Marchelle Brain, Jeannie Lerner, Rick Coykendall, David Couzens, Sudha Putnam, Sherry Siegel, and Naomi Brokaw.