Editors' Associations

Directory of professional associations for editors.

American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors
The American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors is an organization of editors from the United States and Canada dedicated to the quality of features in newspapers and the craft of feature writing.

American Copy Editors Society
The American Copy Editors Society, a professional organization of copy editors, is dedicated to improving the quality of journalism and the working lives of journalists. Our main purpose is to educate our members -- and others in the news business -- in ways of improving the standards of copy editing and increasing the value the news industry places on our craft.

American Society of Business Publication Editors
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Business Publication Editors, is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press.

American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors
The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of healthcare publication editors, and thereby expanding their value to, and contribution of, the publications they serve.

American Society of Indexers
ASI is the only professional organization in the United States devoted solely to the advancement of indexing, abstracting, and database building.

American Society of Magazine Editors
The American Society of Magazine Editors is the professional organization for editors of consumer magazines and business publications, which are edited, published and sold in the U.S. Among other things, ASME provides an opportunity for magazine editors to meet with their peers for the exchange of information on matters of mutual interest.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
The American Society of Newspaper Editors is a membership organization for daily newspaper editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years.

Associated Press Managing Editors Association
APME is an association of editors at newspapers in the United States and Canada. It works closely with The Associated Press to foster journalism excellence and to support a national network for the training and development of editors who will run multimedia newsrooms in the 21st Century.

Associated Press Sports Editors
The purposes of the organization are to improve professional standards of newspaper sports departments, to discuss and attempt to resolve problems of newspaper sports departments, to improve communication between sports departments and other newspaper departments and newspaper management and to recognize professional excellence among the membership.

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies is a diverse group of 129 alt-weekly news organizations that cover every major metropolitan area in North America. Members of AAN reach a print and online audience of more than 25 million young, educated, active and influential adults in the U.S. and Canada.

Association of Art Editors
The Association of Art Editors aims to advance and set standards for the profession of art editors; to provide a forum for the exchange of information among art editors and others involved in art-related publications; to provide authors with information about editing and publication procedures; and to exchange information about available editing positions, both freelance and institutional.

Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors
The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors is an organization for reporters covering state and local governments. We formed in late 1999, following a Denver conference of statehouse reporters sponsored by the Pew Center on the States and Stateline.org

Association of Editors of Jesuit Publications
AEJP (the Association of Editors of Jesuit Publications) was founded in 1996 to foster communication among the editors, writers, designers, and others who produce publications at Jesuit colleges, universities, high schools, province offices, and other Jesuit ministries.

Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers
The Irish Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers was established to provide information to publishers on freelancers working in this field and to protect the interests of those freelancers.

Association of Writers, Editors and Language Consultants
26 is a diverse group of people who share a love of words, and believe their potential is hugely underestimated. Many of us work with words for a living, as writers, language specialists, editors, designers or publishers, but anyone who cares about words is welcome to join. Together, we hope to raise the profile and value of words not only in business, but also in everyday life.

Australian Publishers Association
The Australian Publishers Association is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or

Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
The Board was founded by 10 editors who had long been active in national and international professional associations in scientific editing and publishing.

College Fraternity Editors Association
The College Fraternity Editors Association is composed of fraternities and sororities committed to communicating the highest ideals of the fraternity system and its achievements.

Construction Writers Association
The Construction Writers Association is a non-profit, non-partisan, international organization for professional journalists, writers, editors, and publicists serving the information needs of the construction industry. The group strives to provide educational benefits to its members.

European Association of Science Editors
The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an internationally-oriented community of individuals from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share an interest in science communication and editing.

Investigative Reporters and Editors
IRE provides educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism and works to maintain high professional standards.

Magazine Publishers of America
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) is the industry association for consumer magazines. Established in 1919, the MPA represents more than 240 domestic publishing companies with approximately 1,400 titles, more than 80 international companies and more than 100 associate members.

National Association of Science Writers
In 1934, a dozen pioneering science reporters established the National Association of Science Writers at a meeting in New York. They wanted a forum in which to join forces to improve their craft and encourage conditions that promote good science writing.

North American Travel Journalists Association
The North American Travel Journalists Association is the premier professional association of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to redefining professional development for the travel industry.

Online News Association
ONA is a leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism; a catalyst for innovation in story-telling across all platforms; a resource for journalists seeking guidance and growth, and a champion of best practices through training, awards and community outreach.

Professional Editors Group
The Professional Editors' Group was launched in Johannesburg in 1993. Since then it has grown substantially and has been recognized by the South African publishing industry. Although primarily an interest and support group for editors in educational, academic and general publishing, editors in related fields, such as magazines, are also welcome to join.

Professional Editors Network
The Twin Cities Professional Editors Network is a group of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, and allied professionals. What we have in common: we all work with words. Since 1984, PEN has been a forum for self-employed and salaried professionals to meet, share and advance knowledge, exchange job information, market our services, gain insights into the business of words, and grow in our professional objectives. And we have a little fun, while we?re at it.

Religion Newswriters Foundation
The mission of the Religion Newswriters Foundation is to strengthen and encourage religion reporting as a means of improving public understanding of religion. The primary means of doing this is by providing journalists in the secular media access to useful resources, examples of best practices and opportunities for increased communication with one another.

Society for Editors and Proofreaders
The Society for Editors and Proofreaders is a professional organization based in the UK for editors and proofreaders ? the people who strive to make text accurate and readable. It has two aims: promote high editorial standards and achieve recognition of the professional status of its members and associates.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers Inc. is a not-for-profit organization made up of business journalists in North America.

Society of Editors
The Society of Editors works to protect the freedom of the media that is part of the universal right to freedom of expression and champions the importance of a vital news media to a democratic society.

Society of News Design
The Society for News Design encourages high standards of journalism through design. An international forum and resource for all those interested in news design, SND works to recognize excellence and strengthen visual journalism as a profession.

Trade Association Business Publications International
TABPI endeavors to bring together editors working for English-language publications worldwide, and encourage a common dedication to editorial ethics and excellence.

Triangle Association of Black Journalists
The Triangle Association of Black Journalists is an organization of reporters, editors, photographers, and other media professionals working in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., metropolitan area. We exist to provide: support, resources, mentoring, and guidance for black journalists and other media professionals, as well as others whose ambition is to work in the media.

Western New England Editorial Freelancers Network
The Western New England Editorial Freelancers' Network is an informal association of self-employed professionals who work with words. Our membership includes editors of many types of publications, proofreaders, indexers, researchers, and others. Many members have found the network a valuable source of information and advice, a useful job exchange, and a way of breaking the isolation experienced by many people who work alone.

World Association of Medical Editors
Established in 1995, WAME (pronounced "whammy") is a voluntary association of editors from countries throughout the world who seek to foster international cooperation among editors of peer-reviewed medical journals.