About The Guild

Bay Area Professional Writers Guild

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The only writers’ network in the Tampa Bay (FL) area comprising freelance nonfiction writers with a demonstrated track record in their fields, professional credentials, and high standards for ethics and quality.

BAPWG writers deliver on target, on budget, and on deadline.

BAPWG’s network offers skilled contractors in the following areas:

Copywriting

Technical writing

Ghostwriting and Authoring

Screenwriting and Adaptation

Editing and Proofreading

Web content development

Blogging … and much more!


Our Mission:

Founded in 1986, the Bay Area Professional Writers Guild seeks to serve and support our members to further their careers.

We are dedicated to increasing the professional and financial well-being of professional freelance non-fiction writers and authors in the Tampa Bay area through the sharing of resources, assistance in problem-solving, and joint marketing efforts.

Our objectives include, but are not limited to:

Promoting our intellectual growth;

Promoting our financial growth;

Increasing our understanding in dealing with editors and publishers;

Offering a quality resource of established, reliable and professional writers to editors, publishers, advertising and public relations agencies, and corporate entities;

Providing encouragement and skills resources to students with an interest in freelance writing or self publishing.


 

Our next monthly meeting is open to the public!

JOIN US Monday, 1:00 PM, February 22, 2016.

Curt Middlebrook, aka “the Computer Whisperer,” will be the featured speaker.

He will highlight “Tweaking Your Website to Get More Exposure for Your Writing” with tips for any writer in creating and/or enhancing your website.

 

All Regular Meetings are at:

1:00 PM

Panera Bread, Bardmoor Plaza

10801 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33777

(corner of Starkey & Bryan Dairy Roads Click the image at the top left for directions)

 


 

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

February 22 meetingCurt Middlebrook, aka “the Computer Whisperer,” will be the featured speaker. He will highlight “Tweaking Your Website to Get More Exposure for Your Writing” with tips for any writer in creating and/or enhancing your website.

March 21 meeting — Haele McCann, Community Development Specialist at the new Microsoft store, will cover how MS is fixing bugs in the new Windows 10 PC operating system, and new features for Office Professional 2016 for both PC and Mac.

April 17The Annual George Ewing & Diane Marcou Memorial Writers Picnic is Sunday from about 10 am to 4 pm at the same Taylor Park site in Largo, off SW 8th Ave from Ridge Road (Alternate 19) in Covered Pavilion # 5. Event is co-sponsored by BAPWG, the St. Pete Writers Club (SPWC), Pinellas Authors and David Edmonds for the Tarpon Springs Fiction Writers Group, ALL freelance writers and families are invited, and encouraged to bring a finger food entree, side dish, appetizer, salad or dessert to share.