About the Los Angeles Area Chapter

Welcome to the Los Angeles Area EFA Chapter page. EFA-LA is open to all EFA members in the Los Angeles area. If you fall a little outside the area—from the desert to the sea—consider yourself welcome too.

We will continue to have virtual meetings until it is safe to have functions in person.


LAST SOCIAL OF 2021: The last networking social of the year took place for members from the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys on November 13 and was hosted by co-coordinator Janet Long. Everyone networked while munching on delicious hamburgers and French fries at Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Burbank. When it got too warm outside, everyone dashed inside to cool off at a cozy booth. Some of the topics touched upon included the academic subgroup, ideas for a fiction subgroup, and how EFA can support members.


PREVIOUS CHAPTER MEETING: Our last chapter meeting of the year took place on November 4 via Zoom with our chapter co-coordinator Linda Ruggeri and Brittany Dowdle talking about their new book, Networking for Freelance Editors. Their presentation, “Reframing the Way We Network: A Practical Approach for Freelance Editors” showed that building the network you need and want is completely within your power. They gave us the tools to plan steps to create a network that is uniquely yours, based on your individual goals and networking style. A Q&A session followed, and a generous handout with worksheets was provided. The winners for the drawing of a digital version of their book were Lorraine Martindale and Maggie Colston, a guest member from Virginia!


NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: The date for our first chapter meeting for 2022 will be announced before the end of the year. Look forward to some exciting, informative meetings! We’re crossing our fingers that at least some of our meetings can take place in person.


NEXT SOCIAL: Stay tuned for an announcement of when our first chapter networking social for 2022 will take place.

Our networking socials have smaller groups to allow us to get to know one another better and to talk about our challenges and accomplishments in our businesses. Regular chapter meetings still occur.


Visit our LinkedIn page to find out about chapter updates, spark discussion, make requests, or throw ideas against the wall.


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