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Hello Chicagoland EFA!

Our next meeting will be held online Friday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. Robin Martin, NorCal EFA co-founding member and owner of Two Songbirds Press, will present “Getting the Most From Your EFA Membership.” She will share tips and tricks for current EFA members to get the most out of their membership and potential members to see what the EFA has to offer.

Topics will include

  • best practices for setting up your profile,
  • how to add the “EFA Member” logo to your LinkedIn page,
  • how to write for the EFA (and get a byline),
  • non-scary ways to learn from the Discussion List, and
  • “secret” tricks to be ready the next time the perfect Job List post arrives in your inbox.

Registration is required (register here), and both current members and nonmembers are welcome.

We hope to see you there!


Kandy Hopkins & Amy Spungen
EFA Chicagoland Chapter Co-coordinators


Our regular monthly meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of the month. All meetings will be online through at least July, and registration will be required. Future meeting dates and times:

  • Feb. 26, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CT: Getting the Most From Your EFA Membership. Members from other chapters and nonmembers welcome! [register here]
  • March 24, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here starting March 1]
  • April 28, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here starting April 1]
  • May 26, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here starting May 1]
  • June 23, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here starting June 1]
  • July 28, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. CT [register here starting July 1]

See more events on our group calendar, which lists media- and publishing-related conferences, webinars, and other adventures. We also include small business events of interest to freelancers and the self-employed. If there’s an event you’d like listed, let us know. You can also follow EFA Chicagoland on Eventbrite.

Note: Inclusion of non-EFA events on the public calendar does not denote endorsement by the EFA or the Chicagoland Chapter. Events are collected from many sources; any errors or omissions are purely accidental.


Our monthly EFA Chicagoland Chapter News email is available to both members and nonmembers. You can check out the archive of past issues or subscribe here.


Would you like to network with local editorial colleagues? Join us on our Midwest | Chicagoland Group.io group, which is open to nonmembers (i.e., if you have colleagues who aren’t part of EFA, please feel free to ask them to gather with us there).


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