As summer comes to a close, you may be looking for a new book to read. Many of our fellow NAIWE members have published books. New members (or members renewing their membership) can request to receive a copy of a NAIWE member’s book.
As a NAIWE member, we are also part of the NAIWE community. NAIWE members are known to support one another. As such, we can help our fellow authors by posting reviews of their books on social media.
In turn, by each of our members reviewing one NAIWE member’s book each year (member benefit #15), in addition to the NAIWE community bond growing stronger and aiding our fellow NAIWE authors, the NAIWE spirit will flourish within us and unite us as one.
NAIWE supports its authors by reviewing up to 12 members’ books each year! Just send a signed copy of your book to NAIWE headquarters.
April Michelle Davis has been the executive director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE) since 2018. Prior to that, she was NAIWE’s Social Media Marketing Expert. NAIWE is an association that focuses on career building for writers, editors, and other professionals in the publishing industry by developing multiple streams of income; it helps its members market their products and services through social media, newsletters, and more.
She is also the coordinator for the Virginia chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association, a lifetime member of the American Copy Editors Society, and a freelance editor, indexer, proofreader and author. April Michelle has taught courses through her own company, Editorial Inspirations, as well as for associations and colleges on topics such as editing, indexing, grammar, writing, and creating macros.
Her credentials include a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Messiah College, as well as certificates in editing (University of Virginia), book publishing (University of Virginia), and professional editing (EEI Communications).
April Michelle has shared her insights about her career development by contributing quotes and vignettes to several books. She has presented sessions on various editorial topics to many groups, including the Virginia Writers Club, the Communication Central conference, Randolph-Macon College, the Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, the EFA, Copyediting newsletter, RavenCon, and the Hanover Book Festival. In addition, April Michelle has published three books.