About the Academic Editing Chapter

If you are involved or interested in academic editing, this virtual chapter hosted by the EFA, and its partner group being developed by Editors Canada, will allow you to build your professional network, share information, and discuss relevant topics.

The results of a survey and focus group in late 2021 have shaped our initial planning for this chapter, just as using the #SPECIALITY ACADEMIC EDITING on the EFA Discussion List continues to do so.

The Academic Editing Chapter is open to all. EFA membership is encouraged, but not required, and you are welcome to spread the word of this chapter among your networks!

Our plans include holding quarterly, large-group, informational meetings virtually, hosted alternately by the EFA and Editors Canada and more frequent, small-group meetings, like the EFA/Editors Canada Joint Book Club and our monthly Coffee/Tea Chats (see below).

Interested in joining this new Academic Editing Chapter? Sign up here 

Have questions? Email the chapter co-coordinators at chap_academic@the-efa.org


Academic Editing Book Club

Are you interested in reading and discussing books related to academic editing? If so, please join us in the EFA / Editors Canada Joint Academic Editing Book Club (JAEBC)!

Friday, Dec 2, at 10am PT / 1pm ET



Academic Editing Book Club. Next meeting: Friday, Dec 2, at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Sponsored by the Editorial Freelancers' Association and Editors Canada.

We will be discussing Pamela Haag’s Revise.

The discussion questions can be accessed here: Revise Discussion Questions.

This discussion will be facilitated by Sarah O’Brien (she/her). Sarah runs her own academic editing business (www.sarahobrienediting.com) and works as a developmental editor for Ideas on Fire. She mostly edits books, book proposals, and journal articles in film and media studies, literary studies, and cultural studies. She also writes at the intersection of animal studies and film studies; her book Bits and Pieces: Screening Animal Life and Death is forthcoming from University of Michigan Press in 2023.

***** Information regarding 3 February meeting *****

For the February meeting, we will be reading Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower’s How to Write Qualitative Research. We are giving greater notice than normal due to the cost of the book. We hope this will make it possible to request the book from your local library or search for used copies, should you choose to do so. We have also obtained a discount code for purchase of the book through the publisher.

To purchase the book using the discount code, use the code WQR20 at checkout. Link to buy book from publisher


Coffee/Tea Chat

The Academic Editing Chapter is starting a monthly Coffee/Tea Chat, hosted by the EFA and Editors Canada! These events will be an opportunity to meet and talk with other academic editors in a more casual setting. Occasionally, there may be a speaker, or a discussion topic.

The December Academic Editing Coffee/Tea Chat will be a Show-and-Tell (participation optional) over our favourite beverages.

15 Dec 2022, 10am PT / 1pm ET 

Show us something you do outside editing.
Tell us your favourite productivity tip.

Come along and meet other academic editors!


Hands covered in light grey, knit mittens clutch a steaming mug of coffee. Image by Alex Padurariu on Unsplash.
Photo credit: Alex Padurariu on Unsplash


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