National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. NAIWE is a professional association for all publishing professionals.
The organization is comprised of freelance editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others who offer a broad range of skills and specialties, as stated on the website. Here I can also find folks to collaborate with in designing book covers.
I follow the CMOS for books; if I’m working on news or a press release, the style of choice is AP.
I earned my accreditation in Public Relations while serving on the board of the Florida Public Relations Association (the longest continually running P.R. association in the U.S.) in 1994.
I have always followed the PRSA Code of ethics when crafting branding, marketing, and advertising messages and delineating between them all.
I was a founding board member of the AAF Asheville 2009. The American Advertising Federation is the nation’s oldest advertising association. This was the original logo. Wrote the by-laws. Was the first ADDY chair. Wrote the scripts for the first two ADDY award shows. Was newsletter editor for almost two years. As far as I can tell, it’s defunct. No one’s bothered to update the poorly-designed website since 2018.