The Guild is implementing a membership management system to improve our record keeping, simplify our dues collection, and provide content only Guild members can access online. The first step in the implementation is for current Guild members to register on the website.

Following are the steps that are proven to work. If you follow these steps and run into problems with the registration process, please contact webmaster@sdwritersguild.org.

Start Here!

In the banner at the top of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild home page, look for the link "Member Login."

Select "Member Login." A new screen with the name of the membership management application, s2Member, will appear.

Enter the username and password you would like to access the website content. You will not be able to change the username in the future. You will be able to change your password. In fact, you'll have another opportunity to enter a different password before the process is complete.

Then select the "Register" option. Note that all s2Member screens display the "Login" and "Register | Lost your password" options. Be sure to select the appropriate action at each point in the process.

A new s2Member screen will appear.

Fill in the blanks marked with an asterisk (*)--they are required. You may fill in as many of the other fields as you wish. This form approximates the online application form and captures the same information that you have already completed on either that form or a printed copy of the form. Scroll to the bottom of this form.

When you have completed the required fields and others you wish to enter, select "Register." A new screen will appear.

Check the email address you used when registering and look for a message from [San Diego Writers and Editors Guild].

Select the unique link to bring up a new screen with a strong password, ready for you to change it to your desired password.

I don't know why the system doesn't save the password you entered at the beginning of the process. It doesn't. So enter it again, or enter something you decide at this point you like better or that you can more easily remember. Pay attention to the Hint above the "Reset Password" link.

The screen above should appear. You can now log in by selecting the underlined "Log in" link.

Once you login after registering, you should see a new option in the menu at the top of the page, SDWEG Members Only. If you select this link right away, you won't see any unique content because one more step--behind the scenes--is needed. When I receive notification that you have registered, I will elevate your status from "Subscriber" to "Member." Please be patient since I don't sit at my computer all day and night (though my husband might argue with me on that). I will send a message when I have elevated your status. At that point, you will see another option in the menu: Update Your Account.

When you see that link, you can be certain that your status will now give you access to any content on the website that is only available to registered members. You can also update your contact information, your bio information, and anything else that will appear in the Guild's membership directory. We hope this will streamline getting the directory completed each year with assurance that the contact information is current.