Independent Writers of Chicago

Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) is the largest organization of professional freelance writers in the Midwest. Our members are experienced writers and editors serving clients worldwide in a wide array of business, professional, technical, journalistic, and creative areas.


Find a Writer!

Do you have a writing need that calls for a professional writer? Search our member database to find the writer whose areas of expertise and specialties match your communication needs.
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Post a Job!

No time to search? No problem. Simply use our convenient online form to post your writing assignment to our Writers' Line job board, where it will be seen by our exclusive list of professional freelance writers. It's simple, it's easy, and it's free!
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Join Us!

And yes, that is a double-entendre. We invite and encourage all interested visitors to take part in any of our IWOC program or networking events, and we welcome any freelance writer who is ready to join our ranks.

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Renew Your Membership!

September is membership renewal month at IWOC, and it pays to act quickly. Members who renew (and new members who join) by September 15 get great discounts. Don't miss out!

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Upcoming IWOC Events

09 Sep 2014 5:00 PM • Gratz Center (Room 4G), 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago
14 Oct 2014 5:00 PM • TBA
11 Nov 2014 5:00 PM • Gratz Center (Room 4G), 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago

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Read Our Newsletter!

The IWOC newsletter, Stet, features news and helpful information for IWOC members and the entire freelance-writing community, including tips for developing and sustaining business as an independent writer.

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Stay Informed!

Even if you're not ready to join IWOC, we would love the opportunity to keep you informed of our activities and to provide you with first-look access to our monthly newsletter. Just provide us with basic contact information, and we'll handle the rest!
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See What Members Say!

Membership in IWOC provides tangible benefits to freelance writers no matter their areas of expertise or skill sets. And many of them are happy to share their tales of IWOC success!
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Mailing Address: 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1032 #W686, Chicago, IL 60604-4434
800-804-IWOC (4962)
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