Editorial Freelancers Association



April 24, 2014 - 15:26 PM

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Central Virginia

EFA's Virginia chapter welcomes all EFA members who live in Virginia. Contact April Michelle Davis if you're a Virginia member and would like to join her in organizing chapter activities in the state. Though many of the activities have taken place in the Richmond area, we are happy to have meetings wherever there is a need. If you are a Virginia EFA member, join the EFA Virginia chapter's e-mail discussion group.

Activities of EFA's Virginia chapter will be posted here. For additional information, contact April Michelle Davis, chapter coordinator, at chap_virginia 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.


Next Meeting

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Previous Meetings

Getting Started

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Looking to get started as a freelance editor? We will discuss how to get started, what is needed, and even some things you should do before you quit the day job.

Networking

Monday, December 2, 2013

Let's talk about networking--that ever important aspect of marketing that many freelancers don't enjoy! What are some of your techniques for marketing? Where do you do your networking? What do you say? Learn tips from fellow freelancers to make yourself a networking pro!

Self-Publishing Assistance

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Come on out to mingle with authors at the Hanover Book Festival (http://hanoverbookfestival.com/). The official hours for the festival are 10 am to 2 pm, but workshops begin at 9 am.

Afterward, let's get together to discuss how we can better assist self-publishing authors--a major component of the Hanover Book Festival author attendees.

Celebrate with a Book

Saturday, May 11, 2013

With twenty-seven authors from all over the Commonwealth participating in the Celebrate With A Book Author Book Fair on May 11, 2013, at Regency Square Mall in Richmond, Virginia, there are a lot of great books and authors coming your way.

The Virginia chapter will be hosting a table to meet with authors and to showcase what EFA can do for prospective members. We will have booklets on hand for authors to see, as well as great takeaways for those interested in learning more.

Lovers & Haters

Monday, February 18, 2013

In the spirit of the month, what do you love about your profession? What are your favorite aspects of the industry? It can't be everything, so what do you hate--or strongly dislike?

Come on out to discuss these aspects of your job--and maybe your dislikes will be another person's likes and you can learn from one another!

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

Celebrate with a Book

Saturday, December 15, 2012

With twenty authors from all over the Commonwealth participating in the Celebrate With A Book Author Book Fair on December 15, 2012, at Regency Square Mall in Richmond, Virginia, there are a lot of great books and authors coming your way.

The Virginia chapter will be hosting a table to meet with authors and to showcase what EFA can do for prospective members. We will have booklets on hand for authors to see, as well as great takeaways for those interested in learning more.

Types of Editing

Monday, October 1, 2012

How many types of editing are there? Can a single editor offer more than one type of editing as a service?

Come and meet with fellow editors to discuss editing, while networking and enjoying some tasty treats.

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

Tips for Bidding on Projects

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Come to this meeting ready to talk about money! We will discuss how we come to a dollar amount to put on that estimate sheet to gain that new project. How do you bid competitively? What factors do you consider when compiling that bid?

Come for an evening of learning, fun, networking, and sweets!

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

Booklet Review

Monday, January 16, 2012

At this meeting, attendees will review and discuss portions of the EFA booklet on indexing, which is in the final stages of being written.

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

Holiday Gathering

Monday, November 7, 2011

Come out and meet fellow freelancers, and join in the holiday festivities. Feel free to bring your families and anyone interested in the publishing industry.

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

Summer Vacations

Monday, August 29, 2011

How do freelancers handle summer vacations? Do you schedule projects for before and after your vacation? Do you turn work down? Do you take work with you?

Come out and meet fellow freelancers, and discuss how you each handle your summer vacations.

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

New Year's Resolutions

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The first quarter of 2011 is nearly over. Have you made progress on reaching your New Year's resolutions?

Come share your business resolutions with fellow freelancers and discuss the progress you have made. Discussions will be held to help people reach their goals or to make new ones as necessary.

Group Tax Meeting

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Come listen to the EFA tax teleconference as a group! Come early for networking and stay late for any further tax discussions among group attendees!

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator.

Networking Meeting

Saturday, December 4, 2010

We will have a networking meet at the West End Library before Introduction to Indexing, which will be held at the same location beginning at 12:30 pm (http://the-efa.org/eve/catalog.php).

At this meeting, attendees of the indexing class can come early to meet with other EFA members to learn more about freelancing, editing, and indexing. Members can attend this meeting to network with other freelancers.

Scrabble Night

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Join us for a night of relaxed social networking and fun Scrabble playing. Attending Scrabble Night is a wonderful way to get to know local freelancers and, if you are not yet an EFA member, to get a feel for the organization. Scrabble Night is free of charge.

Building a Hard-Working Brand

Monday, June 21, 2010

What is a brand? It's not just a logo or an icon, it is an image both clearly stated and perceived. Logos, fonts, and colors are just the beginning. With nearly 20 years of experience in ad agencies and design studios, Karen Chase owns 224 Design, which specializes in brand development for both regional and national clients. Karen designs logos, web sites, and printed collateral, and writes all the materials for her clients.

Get a Grip on Word Files

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Desktop publishing expert Bevi Chagnon takes some of the core concepts of her "508 + Word + PDF" class and condenses them into this short seminar on how you can work smarter and faster with Word's built-in tools. Bevi is half designer, half geek, and 100 percent teacher. She's a prolific writer on design, web, desktop publishing, 508 accessibility, technology, and digital media. Look for her work in your class (your custom workbooks), as well as online in various forums, tech lists, and websites.

Client Marketing Pieces

Saturday, December 12, 2009

With the holidays upon us, how do you stay in contact with your clients? During this meeting, we will discuss whether it is beneficial to send out holiday cards, newsletters, and other communications to our clients throughout the year.

Networking Meeting

Monday, September 21, 2009

This will be a networking meeting to meet and greet one another and discuss any concerns regarding the publishing field or the chapter. Feel free to bring along questions!

Social Networking

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kristen King, a freelance copywriter and communications consultant, will speak about social media and social networking, specifically discussing Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Kristen speaks regularly to writing groups and professional organization in the DC Metro area on networking and self-promotion, with emphasis on websites and the Internet. Kristen's Inkthinker blog was named one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers in 2006, and her original freelance business website was among the finalists for the 2006 Writer's Digest Best Writer's Website Contest.

Self-promotion for the Freelancer

Monday, March 30, 2009

Noah Scalin, Another Limited Rebellion creative director, will discuss what is involved in successful self-promotion: making marketing plans, creating effective websites/blogs, and using online networking tools. Noah Scalin will share experiences from his own time spent promoting his nine-year-old design/consulting firm as well as his recently published book SKULLS. This will be a low-key session that focuses on Q&A and will give all professionals an opportunity to discuss their own current marketing materials/strategies.

Tax Issues and Concerns

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Laurance G. Burke, H&R Block certified public accountant, will speak about tax issues and concerns for independent editorial professionals, including business structures; home office considerations; hobby income; self-employment tax; business start-up costs; net operating loss; record keeping; and gift, travel, car and entertainment expenses.

Troublesome Words

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Central Virginia chapter met in Charlottesville in mid-July to discuss words that cause editors and authors troubles.

Networking Luncheon

Friday, May 2, 2008

A networking luncheon was held at The Tabard Inn (www.tabardinn.com) in Washington, DC.

Inaugural Gathering

Friday, March 7, 2008

Our inaugural meeting — a networking session — was held in Montpelier, the northern suburbs of Richmond.

Social Media Best Practices

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

What are some of the best ways people have found to make the most of social media?

Come out and meet fellow freelancers, and discuss how you each handle your social media presence.

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator

Social Media Best Practices

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

What are some of the best ways people have found to make the most of social media?

Come out and meet fellow freelancers, and discuss how you each handle your social media presence.

The meeting will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For specific address, contact the EFA Virginia chapter coordinator

 

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