Editorial Freelancers Association



October 23, 2014 - 6:04 AM

EMPLOYERS

FREELANCERS


This Weekend: California Capital Book Festival. Meet us at Booth 613!

NYC Metro

The NYC chapter serves members in New York City and the surrounding area. Events will be held in Manhattan; with sufficient interest events may be held in other locales. If you would like to join Tina Roese, the chapter coordinator, and other EFA members in organizing chapter events, please e-mail Tina (see below).

Activities of EFA's NYC chapter will be posted here. For additional information, contact Tina Roese, chapter coordinator, at chap_nyc AT the-efa.org. You must be an EFA member to join an EFA chapter. Chapter events are open to all members, guests of members, and freelancers interested in joining EFA.


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Previous Meetings

The Art & Science of Pricing

Monday, October 6, 2014

THE ART & SCIENCE OF PRICING: How to Talk Money With Clients Ilise Benun

This is a joint meeting of EFA and SWINY.

Attendance is free for members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for students.

This in-depth look at the basics of pricing for creative services will include the tools you need to price profitably (instead of desperately) as well as the intangibles that make up the artistry anyone can master. The concepts and techniques are relevant for writers, editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, researchers, and anyone who deals with words for a living.

Among the issues Ilise will cover are:

* What is a price, and what should yours be made of?

* Hourly vs. Project pricing

* How to talk money with prospects and clients

* Proposals, Estimates and Agreements

+ lots of time for your own Q & A

Brooklyn Book Festival Volunteers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

We are still looking for volunteers for the Brooklyn Book Festival!

The festival runs from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm Sunday, September 21st (rain or shine) at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.

Your role behind the table is to represent EFA as both a resource and as an organization which some attendees might want to join. This means chatting about EFA and giving out handouts.

Setup happens between 7am-9:30am, and the festival opens at 10am. Because we're sending mainly handouts to this event, setup and breakdown shouldn't take more than an hour (we usually have a banner stand that takes a little more time), but whoever does setup may need to pick up items at the EFA office the week before the event, and the breakdown person will need to drop them off there after the event, though this doesn't have to happen on Sunday.

Here are the shifts we need to fill:

9am-11am: Setup and booth (1 volunteer) 11am-1pm: Booth (1 volunteer) 1pm-3pm: Booth (1 volunteer)

This is a great way to meet people and to promote EFA and yourself! Sign up before all the slots are filled!

Check out the event website for more information on the festival itself:

www.brooklynbookfestival.org

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP to me at chap_nyc@the-efa.org.

Using Social Media to Generate Leads

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Corey Durkin will discuss how to use social media networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to make contacts, generate leads, and find more clients.

Introduction to PerfectIt

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We'll have a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of PerfectIt from Daniel Heuman. PerfectIt is an add-in for Microsoft Word that helps editors improve consistency within a document in a way that takes you far beyond what Word's spell-checker can do.

I recommend you bring your own laptop to this meeting with PerfectIt already installed so you can follow along--although we'll be using a projector, so even if you don't have a laptop you can watch.

Please note that PerfectIt only works with Windows computers. It is available for a free 30-day trial from the Intelligent Editing website: http://www.intelligentediting.com.

Taking Control of Microsoft Word 2010 with Hilary Powers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Our own Hilary Powers -- on a rare birding visit to NYC -- will spend an evening with us talking about ways to get Word 2010 to do what you want instead of what it figures you ought to want. Come learn how to banish the program's worst headaches and make the most of its useful features, and find out if you can cure what you hate worst about it. Bring a list of your pet peeves, and chances are, you'll go home with a way to make it do -- or stop doing -- whatever-it-is you want from it! The presentation focuses on Word 2010, but the philosophy and Word-whacking mind-set apply to most other versions as well.

Deadbeat Clients

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Deadbeat Clients: How to Avoid Them and How to Collect from Them with Katerina I. Duarte, Esq.

One of the biggest problems faced by freelancers is how to deal with clients who do not pay the invoices we send them. The easiest solution is to not have deadbeat clients in the first place. How do we avoid getting them? When do we need to have a contract? What should we put into our contracts? What are the warning signs that a client may be a deadbeat? If we are stuck with having worked for a deadbeat, how do we collect? How and when can we use small claims courts or civil courts? When do we have to turn to an attorney? What steps can we take without the help of an attorney? These are the questions we will deal with at this meeting.

This is a joint meeting with the New York City Chapter of the American Society for Indexing

Long Island Lunch Meeting

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lunch, networking, and a discussion of EFA Long Island chapter potential at a nice diner in Hauppage.

eBooks: Getting Up to Speed with David Ream

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The presentation will cover eBook standards, rich content types they can contain, some of the tools used with eBooks, indexes and eBooks, legacy vs. new publications and other current issues. Mr. Ream will endeavor to answer any and all questions.

The Making of Trade Science Books

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A panel of accomplished professionals will discuss trade science books in today's market, and what opportunities await today's science writers. Hear what is new and what is next from the viewpoints of both the publisher and the author.

Two publishing experts who head up Scientific American, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, will discuss the strategies and trends that drive success in today's science book market. They will be joined by two of the imprint's authors, each representing different arenas of the science book world (one being a journalist, and the other, a scientist). These authors will share their experiences not only in developing their works but also in promoting and publicizing them.

This is a joint Science Writers in New York (SWINY)/EFA meeting.

Grab Your Reader!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

You're invited to an evening of hands-on writing and editing experiments, inspired by 10 Top Chef-inspired "quick-fire challenges" for writers and flavored with additional local SWINY/EFA seasonings.

This is a joint Science Writers in New York (SWINY)/EFA meeting.

Time: Thursday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: EFA meeting room, 71 W. 23rd Street, 4th floor

Brooklyn coffee meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A casual coffee get-together at Cheryl's Global Soul in Brooklyn

2013 Goals and Aspirations

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I'm excited to announce our first chapter meeting of 2013! What are your dreams, goals, and aspirations for 2013? What about goals for the NYC chapter? Let's do a little chapter brainstorming and planning, and also take some time to talk about our personal goals as freelancers.

Tricks, Tips, and Tales

Monday, August 6, 2012

Do you have a trick or tip that could make work easier for your colleagues? An idea for finding new business? A work-related tale of woe that others might help you with? A success story that others might learn from? If you can use some help, can help others, or would simply enjoy networking with your colleagues, join us in an informal session and experience face-to-face the encouraging support of other EFA members. Please bring your business cards and suggestions for future chapter meetings. Light refreshments will be served. Time: 7:00 to 8:30 Location: EFA headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, NYC, fourth floor Please RSVP to chap_nyc@the-efa.org.

Fitness for Freelancers

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In December, EFA listmate Carol Holmes started a discussion thread that clearly resonated with many of us: how can we get ourselves to exercise? Based on the outpouring of responses, it’s clearly a question lots of us face. Here’s our chance to find an answer!

On February 28, trainer Doug Ward will lead us in an evening that promises to be dynamic and inspiring. We’ll learn how to

• Get motivated and stay that way • Set fitness goals • Take exercise breaks throughout the workday • Stick to good eating habits

Doug has been a professional fitness trainer for the past thirteen years, with extensive experience working at some of New York’s most exclusive health clubs. By motivating his clients to exercise regularly and follow a sound diet, he has helped countless people reach and surpass their health and fitness goals.

After his presentation, Doug will respond to questions, and then we’ll have time to network, socialize, and munch—healthy snacks, of course!

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 Location: EFA headquarters, 71 West 23rd Street, NYC, fourth floor

Chapter meetings are open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP to chap_nyc@the-efa.org to reserve your spot.

Social Media as a Marketing Tool

Monday, November 7, 2011

Katharine O’Moore-Klopf, well known to EFA members as an expert source of advice on using Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook as marketing tools, will be sharing her knowledge with us on Monday, November 7, 2011.

Whether you’re a total newbie or already a user, Katharine can teach you how to

• find clients • keep up with industry news • network for project leads • use social media without drowning in it • follow social media etiquette

... and more.

After the presentation and Q&A, we’ll have time to network and socialize.

Picnic in Central Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bring your supper (and we know you never leave home without your business cards) and join us for a relaxing summer evening in Central Park.

Wednesday, July 13, 6 - 8 p.m.

Rain date: Wednesday, July 20, 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Look for us in the northeast quadrant of the Sheep Meadow (more or less in line with the Mineral Springs cafe building). Nearest park entrances are at 67th and 72nd streets and Central Park West. There is a map at: http://www.centralparknyc.org/maps/index.html?attraction=73554950

We'll be sitting on the grass, so bring something to sit on if you prefer. We will be near restrooms and concessions, as well as fabulous views.

EXTRA: Sign up early to learn about a pre-picnic event! RSVP to chap_nyc AT the-efa.org.

Ilise Benun, the Marketing Mentor

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to Create Your Own Marketing Machine: Find Your Market and the Tools to Reach It

Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, outlined the simple tasks that will keep your pipeline full and your Marketing Machine humming all year long, and answered these questions and more: How to choose a target market? Which marketing tools attract the best and highest paying clients? How much time should you spend on social media? Should you be blogging? Guest blogging? How many networking events should you attend each month? What is the most effective marketing tool to reach prospects outside your geographic area? When is best to email (and do people even read their email anymore)? How often should you update your web site? How to position yourself as an expert to your prospects? Ilise Benun is a national speaker, founder of Marketing Mentor (http://www.marketing-mentor.com/) and, with HOW Magazine, of the Creative Freelancer Conference (http://www.creativefreelancerconference.com). She coaches creative professionals who are serious about growing their business and she is the author of several books for creatives, including The Designer's Guide to Marketing and Pricing and the forthcoming The Creative Professional's Guide to Money: How to Think About It, How to Talk About It and How to Manage It (HOW Books 2011).

Opportunity for networking and socializing after the presentation.

Carol Saller: Digital or Conventional Publishing?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our first chapter meeting! Carol Saller, author of The Subversive Copy Editor and editor of The Chicago Manual of Style Online's Q&A, presented the topic "Digital or Conventional Publishing: Author's Choice?"to an engaged group of writers and editors.

After two years of marketing her nonfiction editing book through the University of Chicago Press, Carol Saller decided to publish her new middle-grade novel with namelos, an upstart start-up print-on-demand digital publisher. Happy with both decisions, Carol explained the differences and similarities from first contact through project development, contract negotiation, editing, and production.

Inaugural Meeting

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We gathered to share ideas about and gauge interest in this newest EFA chapter in formation.

Location: EFA Office, 71 West 23 St., 4th Floor, Manhattan

Using Social Media to Make Contacts and Generate Leads

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Corey Durkin will discuss how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to broaden our social media networks, generate leads, and find more clients.

Using Social Media to Generate Leads

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Corey Durkin will discuss how to use sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to broaden social media networks, make contacts, generate leads, and find more clients.

Make Contacts and Generate Leads

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Corey Durkin will discuss how to use social media networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to make contacts, generate leads, and find more clients.

 

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