Editorial Freelancers Association



August 2, 2014 - 2:31 AM

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This chapter serves EFA members in the Seattle Metro area. Our professional membership includes writers, editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, copywriters, and more. Chapter meetings — which are held at a variety of locations — commonly feature group discussions and/or guest speakers on topics related to writing, editing, publishing, and the business of freelancing.

We also coordinate informal social gatherings (for example, Freelance Friday Coffee Break/Happy Hour, Scrabble Night) and participation in joint events with other organizations. And we occasionally host professional-development courses in concert with EFA's national Education Program.

Activities of EFA's Seattle chapter will be posted here. For additional information, contact Lisa L. Owens, chapter coordinator, at chap_seattle 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

EFA Seattle at AWP 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Seattle chapter will run EFA's national exhibit at this year's Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair in Seattle. Billed as the largest literary conference in North America (this year's attendance: about 14,000), this event is a GREAT place to meet writers, readers, students, and exhibitors.

Find us at booth M26 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 27-March 1. Table volunteers will be on hand to greet visitors (aka potential clients and potential members) and share information about EFA, including the many types of editorial services our members offer writers and publishers.

Location: Washington State Convention Center

Freelance Friday Coffee Break: Valentine's Day Edition

Friday, February 14, 2014

Share the freelancing love at this first informal coffee klatch of 2014.

Location: International Public Market at Crossroads, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008. View a map, driving directions, and public transit information here.

If you plan to join us, please email Lisa.

"If I'd Known Then What I Know Now, I'd . . ."

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Join us for a group discussion in which attendees will be invited to share particularly memorable freelancing lessons. Come prepared with an example or two from any point in your career, and from any slant -- whether you learned something difficult or funny or insightful about the business, your niche, a skill, working from home, or WHATEVER -- and be ready to share by completing the sentence "If I'd known then what I know now, I'd . . ." Let's have fun with the topic and learn from each other!

Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

To reserve a seat, please email Lisa.

Workshop: Getting the Most Out of The Chicago Manual of Style

Saturday, November 16, 2013

This hands-on workshop is designed to help take your Chicago-style proficiency to the next level.

Location: Present Sense, 4131 Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle

This special event is hosted by EFA Seattle in conjunction with EFA's Fall 2013 education program. Advance registration using our online form is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Workshop: Helping Authors Through the Self-Publishing Process

Saturday, November 9, 2013

This fun, informative workshop will help freelance editors explore what they need to know to help self-publishing author clients navigate the new frontier of publishing.

Location: Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave (Level 4, Room 2), Seattle

This special event is hosted by EFA Seattle in conjunction with EFA's Fall 2013 education program. Advance registration using our online form is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Cultivate Your Creativity

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Could you use a refreshing creative boost during these dog days of summer?

Our guest for this meeting, Seattle Artist's Way founder Kate Gavigan, credits her midlife career change (now working at her two dream jobs teaching creativity workshops and working as a PR Manager at a local theater) to having worked through the materials outlined in Julia Cameron's international bestseller The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.

In her interactive talk, Kate will facilitate a discussion on creative blocks and share how the material in Cameron's book has helped her students gain self-confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills.

Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

To reserve a seat, please email Lisa.

Freelance Friday Coffee Break

Friday, July 12, 2013

Treat yourself to a coffee break with colleagues!

Location: Cherry Street Coffee House, 1212 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. You'll find our group in the back room.

Planning to join us? Please email Lisa.

Small-Group Meeting

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A small committee will meet to plan its current chapter project.

The Team Editing Approach

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Freelancers can find community in organizations like EFA, but does freelance editorial work have to be done in a vacuum?

Guest speakers Leslie Miller and Ingrid Emerick both worked in-house at trade publishing firms before hanging out their respective shingles. Soon after, they founded Girl Friday Productions, an editorial and writing firm that has grown to include partners up and down the West Coast. At the heart of their business is a collaborative approach to editing and publishing work. While the Girls have individual clients, they are able to access the “brain trust” for ideas, feedback, and approaches to difficult projects or people. They are also able to take on larger clients than they would be able to on their own, offering the pen power of a full team, yet in many ways retaining the autonomy that individual freelancers enjoy.

Wonder if working with an editorial partner might be for you? Miller and Emerick will detail the pros and cons of the team approach and the tips and lessons they’ve learned during their seven-year journey building Girl Friday.

Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

To reserve a seat, please email Lisa.

Freelance Friday Coffee Break

Friday, March 15, 2013

Catch up with colleagues at this informal gathering!

If you plan to join us, please email Lisa.

Location details: International Public Market at Crossroads, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008. View a map, driving directions, and public transit information here.

Workshops: Food Editing (2/9) & Social Media (2/10)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Join us for one (or both!) of these professional-development workshops:

EDITING FOOD WRITING Saturday, February 9, 1:00 p.m. Location: Present Sense, 4131 Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle

This hands-on workshop covers concepts and challenges in editing food-related text, plus specialty resources for food editors. Bring your red pen and a dictionary. The course includes food-editing exercises, discussion, and a Q&A about specific food-editing tasks.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FURTHER YOUR PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA

This fun, interactive workshop is designed for writers, editors, and other freelancers who'd like to create a workable plan for using social media to attract prospective clients.

Freelance Friday Coffee Break

Friday, January 25, 2013

Catch up with your freelancing colleagues at this first informal coffee klatch of 2013.

Location: Cherry Street Coffee House, 1212 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

Planning to join us? Please email Lisa.

Q&A and Book Signing with Michelle Goodman

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Join us for a fun and informative Q&A with writer and freelancing expert Michelle Goodman. Michelle has written for CNN.com, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, ABCNews.com, Salon, Entrepreneur, The Bark, BUST, and more. Her author credits include the books My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire and The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube.

The Q&A will focus on Michelle's favorite advice for living your best freelance life. Afterward, Michelle will do a book signing, and we'll all mix and mingle over light refreshments.

Location: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

For this event, Third Place Books will make available a limited number of our guest's titles available for purchase.

To learn more about Michelle Goodman, visit her at www.anti9to5guide.com. Her Twitter handle is @anti9to5guide.

Planning to attend? Please email Lisa.

EFA Seattle at Northwest Bookfest 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Our chapter is running a booth at this year's Northwest Bookfest in Kirkland, Washington. We'll be there from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23. Stop by just to say hi or to learn more about membership in EFA, chapter activities, or how EFA members can help with your publishing projects.

Northwest Bookfest Prep Meeting

Saturday, August 11, 2012

EFA Seattle is exhibiting at the September 22-23 Northwest Bookfest 2012 in Kirkland, Washington! We'll use this August 11 members-only meeting as prep time.

Please note that area chapter members will receive conference details in an upcoming email that will also include an official call for Bookfest volunteers. Look for that email by Monday, July 30.

If you can join us for this meeting, please email Lisa.

Meeting location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

Freelance Friday Coffee Break

Friday, July 13, 2012

Catch up with colleagues at this informal Freelance Friday gathering!

If you plan to join us, please email Lisa.

Location details: International Public Market at Crossroads, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008. View a map, driving directions, and public transit information here.

Spotlight Series: Freelancing for the K-12 and Children's Markets

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Join us to kick off our new Spotlight Series, in which EFA's Seattle-area members give colleagues a look at their individual freelancing specialties.

First up, Seattle chapter coordinator Lisa L. Owens will share details of her 19 years freelancing as a writer and editor in the K-12 educational publishing industry. Topics include project and client types, skill requirements, personal business practices, and more.

Find Lisa online at her editorial services site, author site, children's writing blog, LinkedIn profile, and Twitter page.

If you plan to attend this meeting, RSVP by Thursday, June 7.

Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

Freelance Friday Coffee Break

Friday, May 4, 2012

Catch up with your colleagues at this Freelance Friday social gathering!

If you plan to join us, please email Lisa by Thursday, May 3.

Location details: International Public Market at Crossroads, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008. View a map, driving directions, and public transit information here.

Where the Jobs Are

Saturday, April 7, 2012

As a diverse group of editorial freelancers, we perform a variety of tasks for a variety of clients. One thing we all need to know, though, is where to find the work.

Join us for an informal discussion about "where the jobs are." Please come ready to share your own best project-searching tips, favorite resources, and any fun personal stories about landing a gig.

If you're planning to attend, RSVP to Lisa by Thursday, April 5.

Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

2012 Organizational Meeting

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mark your calendar for this first meeting of 2012! We'll discuss Seattle chapter business — think: chapter structure, meeting-topic ideas, possible social events, "the budget," and how area members can get involved to help make EFA Seattle a thriving presence on the freelancing scene.

If you're planning to join us, please email Lisa by Thursday, February 23.

Location: Stadler Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

Reception Featuring a Q&A and Book Signing with Carol Saller

Sunday, September 25, 2011

RSVPs required! 9/20/11 UPDATE: We've reached capacity for the 9/25 meeting, and the guest list is now closed. Please watch this page for announcements about future meetings!

Come celebrate EFA’s newly reactivated Seattle chapter at Elliott Bay Book Company’s beautiful new Capitol Hill location! We’ll start with a fun, informal author Q&A and transition into a social hour during which colleagues can get (re)acquainted over coffee, wine, and light snacks.

About our guest: Carol Saller is a senior manuscript editor at University of Chicago Press and the longtime editor of The Chicago Manual of Style Online’s Q&A. Carol is also the author of The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago and the brand-new middle-grade novel Eddie’s War. To learn more about Carol, visit her website.

The Q&A will focus on Carol’s career path, including how she juggles the multiple roles of staff style guide editor, editorial book author, and new children’s author. Afterward, Carol will do a book signing to help kick off the social hour.

Note that Elliott Bay will make 15–20 copies of The Subversive Copy Editor available for purchase. Eddie’s War is currently available from Amazon.com in both paperback and hardcover versions. You can also find the novel in all e-formats at the publisher’s website.

RSVP to Lisa by Friday, September 23, to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so we will need to use a guest list.

Location details: Elliott Bay Book Company, Reading Room 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Get directions!

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