Editorial Freelancers Association



November 27, 2014 - 3:02 AM

EMPLOYERS

FREELANCERS


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Twitter Freelance Friday

The Twitter Team needs your help! We are looking for new members who enjoy social networking. Team members rotate so that one person tweets for a month at a time, with a goal of tweeting at least twenty times a month. The month's tweeter also runs the Freelance Friday chat on the fourth Friday of the month, and the team helps with promotion. It's all designed to be fun with respect for all our busy schedules. If you are interested, please contact efatweeters AT gmail.com, so that we can send you our tweeting guidelines.

Join EFA's Twitter team for Freelance Friday, a monthly opportunity to meet with other freelancers across the globe in an energetic exchange of questions, answers, and insights into all things freelance.

The Twitter team hosts the discussions for an hour. Each month a different topic is the focus. Sometimes a guest specialist in the topic is on board. And we've been known to kick back and just enjoy a virtual party on occasion. After the hosted portion of the chat, you can keep discussing tips, pitfalls, the merits of working at home versus renting an office, your favorite tools, unsolved problems . . . anything you'd like to discuss about the freelance life.

To participate, just log in to Twitter at 3 p.m. Eastern on the date shown below for the next meeting and search for the hashtag #efachat to pull up the conversation. It's open to EFA members and nonmembers alike.

If you have specific questions you would like addressed, please e-mail them in advance to Twitter AT the-efa.org and we will try to work them into the discussion.

If you are not already following the EFA on Twitter, we encourage you to connect with us. Our handle is @EFAFreelancers. Once you follow us, Tweet that you are an #EFAMember so we can follow you and add you to our members list.

Transcripts of the hosted portion of #EFAChat are available in PDF form below for you to download or link to. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the transcripts. If you do not have it, please click here to download it.

If you have a topic idea for a future #EFAChat, questions about #EFAChat, or questions about EFA on Twitter, feel free to e-mail them to Twitter AT the-efa.org.

Next Meeting

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Previous Meetings

Contracts

Friday, November 21, 2014

At this #EFAChat we'll talk about contracts. What types of legal agreements do we need as editorial freelancers? How often should we review them? What are the must-have clauses in a typical service agreement? Are DIY contracts okay, or do we need an attorney? What can we do to better protect ourselves legally in the new year?

Please note that because the fourth Friday of this month is the day after Thanksgiving, Freelance Friday is being held on the third Friday, November 21. It will be at the usual time, 3 p.m. Eastern.

To Generalize or to Specialize

Friday, October 24, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for October 2014

The Art of Negotiation

Friday, September 26, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for September 2014

Diversity Issues in Editing: Q&A with Nisi Shawl

Friday, August 22, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for August 2014

The Learning Curve, Part 2: Making Your Website Work for You

Friday, July 25, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for July 2014

Time Management for Freelancers with John Pettigrew

Friday, June 27, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for June 2014

The Learning Curve

Friday, May 23, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for May 2014

Marketing Your Education

Friday, April 25, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for April 2014

The Social Editorial Freelancer

Friday, March 28, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for March 2014

Finding and Managing ESL Clients

Friday, February 21, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for February 2014

Tax Strategies for Freelancers

Friday, January 17, 2014

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for January 2014

Pros and Cons of Being a Genre-Specific Freelancer

Friday, September 27, 2013

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for September 2013

Working with Indie Authors

Friday, June 28, 2013

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for June 2013

Time Management and Other Best Practices for Freelancers

Friday, April 26, 2013

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for April 2013

The Business End of Freelancing

Friday, March 22, 2013

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for March 2013

Finding New Clients

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday, 25 January, is this month's Freelance Friday #EFAchat on Twitter. We'll be discussing the methods members use to find new clients or projects. Please join us from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern to share with us how you go about finding new clients.

For past Freelance Friday chats, we've recommended using TweetChat as an easier way (than Twitter itself) to participate. To use TweetChat, go to www.tweetchat.com, click on the "Sign In" button in the top right corner of the page, and then click the "Authorize app" button on the page that follows. You'll then be taken back to TweetChat, where you can type our hashtag "EFAChat" in the box at the top of the TweetChat page, just after the # sign, to follow the chat.

TweetChat lets you monitor and chat about one hashtag without the distraction of any other Tweets. TweetChat also automatically refreshes the page so that once our chat starts, you'll see all the comments and questions from other EFA chat participants. If you'd like to ask or answer a question, just type it into the box under "Message to #EFAChat" near the top of the page. TweetChat will automatically append the hashtag to your Tweet so you don't have to remember to type it yourself.

The Benefits of Attending Conferences, Classes, and Seminars

Friday, November 30, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for November 2012

The Scary Side of Editorial Freelancing

Friday, October 26, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for October 2012

The Freelance Life

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28 is Freelance Friday! Please stop by our Twitter chat from 3 to 4 pm Eastern time at hashtag #EFAChat. Our topic is the freelance life: merits/pitfalls, clients, projects, your favorite tools, working from home—anything you’d like to discuss about freelancing.

How to Effectively Raise Your Rates

Friday, July 27, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for July 2012

Websites

Friday, June 22, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for June 2012

Portfolio Options for Editorial Freelancers

Friday, May 25, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for May 2012

Fact AND Fiction

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27 is Freelance Friday! From 3-4 EST let's get together on Twitter for another #EFAChat. This month's topic: Fact AND Fiction. Whether you edit (or write) nonfiction or fiction or both, let's talk!

Luck o' the Freelancer

Friday, March 23, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for March 2012

Loving the Freelancing Life

Friday, February 24, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for February, 2012

Tax Issue for Freelancers

Friday, January 27, 2012

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for January, 2012

Avoiding the Feast-or-Famine Cycle: Tips for a Balanced Workload Part 2

Friday, October 28, 2011

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for October, 2011

Ergonomics and the Editorial Freelancer

Friday, September 23, 2011

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for September, 2011

Client Relations: How to Find and Keep the Good Ones

Friday, August 26, 2011

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for August, 2011

Marketing tips for a balanced workload

Friday, July 22, 2011

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for July, 2011

The Freelancing Life

Friday, June 24, 2011

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for June, 2011

Pros and Cons of Being a Genre-Specific Freelancer

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

» EFAChat Twitter Transcript for June 2013

Marketing Your Education

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Our Freelance Friday tweet chat will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The topic will be "Marketing Your Education."

Clients can have very narrow ideas about the scope of a degree, particularly in the liberal arts. There are overarching skills learned in seemingly non-related disciplines which are marketable for editors. How have our freelancers successfully (or unsuccessfully) marketed their education to clients? Or is it a non-issue because clients are more interested in experience? Join us to chat about the importance and impact of formal education for editors.

Marketing Your Education

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Our

Marketing Your Education

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Our Freelance Friday tweet chat will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The topic will be "Marketing Your Education."

Clients can have very narrow ideas about the scope of a degree, particularly in the liberal arts. There are overarching skills learned in seemingly non-related disciplines which are marketable for editors. How have our freelancers successfully (or unsuccessfully) marketed their education to clients? Or is it a non-issue because clients are more interested in experience? Join us to chat about the importance and impact of formal education for editors.

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