Editorial Freelancers Association
From their website: "EFA members are editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others who offer a broad range of skills and specialties.
As a publisher or author, you want qualified professionals to work on your manuscript or project. Where else to find them than through the largest and oldest national professional organization of editorial freelancers? As a freelancer, you owe it to yourself to be a part of that organization, which is dedicated to supporting its membership and your freelance career."
Education Writers Association
From their website: "The Education Writers Association is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed society. As the national professional organization of members of the media who specialize in education, EWA has worked for more than 60 years to help journalists get the story right. Today, EWA has more than 2,500 members benefiting from its high-quality training, information, and customized support.
The need for top-notch education coverage is more pressing than ever. While education currently enjoys unusual public prominence, the capacity of journalists to achieve excellence in covering it is under great strain. It is critical that education journalists have a professional community of colleagues that helps them tell stories that make a difference."
Electronic Literature Organization
From their website: "The Electronic Literature Organization was founded in 1999 to foster and promote the reading, writing, teaching, and understanding of literature as it develops and persists in a changing digital environment. A 501c(3) non-profit organization, the ELO includes writers, artists, teachers, scholars, and developers ."
Fellowship of Australian Writers
From their website: "The Fellowship of Australian Writers (Vic) Inc, founded in 1928, is a non-profit making voluntary organization which aims to bring together all those interested in writing for their mutual professional, cultural and social benefit, and to provide information and advice to them. The membership includes writers working in diverse fields. While FAW (Vic) Inc. is based in Victoria, the competitions and publishing opportunities advertised in its regular magazine, The Australian Writer, are open to all Australian writers
We have autonomous branches in all states and territories with regional branches in country and metropolitan areas . The FAW is active on behalf of writers in areas such as government policy, literary awards, professional advice, representation of writers' rights and the promotion of literature."
Fiction Writers Connection
From their website: "FWC provides help with novel writing and information on finding agents and editors and getting published. If you are working on a book or a story and need some advice, or if you have just finished a project, but are not sure what to do next, FWC is where you can turn."
Garden Writers Association
From their website: "GWA is a highly respected organization of professionals communicating about horticulture, gardening, and the environment. GWA is a non-profit association which provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development, and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of garden communication.
The GWA is comprised of garden professionals including book authors, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, catalog publishers, extension service agents, and more."
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