On 23 September 2022, the Editorial Freelancers Association and Editors Canada hosted a launch event for an academic editing chapter (EFA) and special interest group (Editors Canada). Together, these initiatives aim to bring together editing-related professionals who work with academic-oriented writers, regardless of location for editor or writer. Almost 350 people attended this event, from around the world!

Event panelists were Karen Crosby (editarians.com), Letitia Henville (shortishard.com & writingwellishard.com), Antonn Park (blueflowerediting.com), Amanda Pearson (International Security journal), and Akiko Yamagata (graphiteediting.com). Cara Jordan (flatpage.com) moderated the panel.

Panelists discussed 5 topics:

  1. typical clients and client interactions
  2. professional development in academic editing
  3. supporting clients and editors from equity-seeking groups
  4. engaging with clients to serve them better
  5. finding work in academic editing

The Q&A that wrapped up the event covered numerous topics that can trouble academic editors, such as acknowledgements, moving from academia to editing, and whether there’s a difference between academic editing and scholarly editing.

Full event report is linked on the Academic Editing Chapter website. It will include a list of resources mentioned by panelists and participants during the event.

Rees Storm, Academic Editing Chapter

Office Closed Monday April 8.

The EFA Offices will be closed Monday, April 8, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 9. Job postings, discussion list subscriptions, and other customer service requests may not be responded to until then.

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