Membership Information

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is an official chapter of the American Society for Indexing (ASI). Membership in ASI includes affiliation with a chapter of your choice. While non-members are always welcome, benefits of joining your local chapter include:

  • Networking with others involved in the indexing profession
  • Regional meetings held every year
  • PNW Chapter Newsletter
  • INDEX-PNW listserv, our chapter’s email discussion group
  • Member discounts on PNW/ASI workshops and conferences
  • Directing the efforts and energy of the chapter by volunteering for a committee, serving as an officer on the board, and giving advice on the email officer’s loop
  • Participating in local peer review sessions
  • Voting rights
  • An opportunity to create a listing in the PNW Online Directory of Indexers, a directory of regional indexers, available 24/7 on the chapter website.
  • Opportunities to participate at several regional trade shows, in order to make direct contact with authors, editors and publishers
  • Access to the member only area of the ASI website
  • Secret handshake and custom code-breaking ring (gotcha!)

Full benefits are only available to ASI members who affiliate with the PNW/ASI chapter. Discounted meeting rates are available to members of ISC and STC.

So how do you join ASI? Membership in ASI is open to all interested persons: professional indexers, editors, publishers, librarians, and anyone else curious about indexing. For more information about ASI benefits and an application form, go to

Don’t forget to select PNW for your local chapter!

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