Is the IAPWE legit? Is it a good organization to join? Find out by reading this IAPWE review!
What is the IAPWE?
It stands for the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. I joined when it was still in its infancy, and it has now grown tremendously, with thousands of followers on Twitter.
When I applied and was accepted I was surprised to find out that they actually have a wealth of information that is very useful to writers like
me. They have a lengthy list of writing jobs, and hundreds of new and well-paying writing jobs are posted each week. These are all jobs for private websites and clients, and many are not listed on other sites. They also collect all writing and editing jobs from Indeed.com, Career Builder, and other similar sites to make your job search easier. They have other resources as well, such as a letter of recommendation, free grammar checkers, places to get free images, even a virtual assistant that will do research on any topic for you for just a buck, and much more. They even have a list of problematic job posters – people who post jobs on sites such as Freelancer, UpWork and Guru, and even private website owners and email addresses who have hired members of the IAPWE and haven’t paid them (in other words, scammers). These names are all submitted by members of IAPWE.
Update: There Have Been Membership Changes at IAPWE
I am writing this to give you all an update on the new membership options at IAPWE. You can still join for free, and you will get access to the resources section, which includes information on how and where to get free images for your website, free grammar checking tools, creativity, research, and writing tools, a letter of recommendation, access to the IAPWE virtual assistant researcher, and much more. You will also have access to the blog and possibly an opportunity to do writing and editing work for the IAPWE themselves.
Then, there is a paid “Professional” membership option, which as of now, only costs a few dollars. It gives you access to a very helpful job boards, where you can find writing jobs for private clients, including some very big publications. There is also a section where all writing jobs from sites like Indeed, Career Builder, etc are collected into one place to make your job easier. You also have acess to the “problem clients” list, a list of clients to be aware of.
So, Is The IAPWE Legit? Can It Really Be True?
Yes, it is totally legit and provides very useful resources to writers. It does seem pretty new (UPDATE: It is not so new anymore 🙂 ), but it already offers a lot and seems to have an ever-growing base. If you are always looking for new writing jobs I do recommend that you sign up for them – it’s free.
What are your experiences with the IAPWE? Leave them below! Or rate them by choosing a star rating 🙂 Also, make sure to read my Writing-Jobs.net review. It’s another company that is somewhat similar to IAPWE — they collect lots of writing jobs from around the internet and charge a small fee.