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.


Our next chapter meeting will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, August 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. PT with EFA LA chapter member Christine Van Zandt as our guest speaker. Christine is the author of A Brief History of Underpants. Christine’s topic will be “Editing Books for Children.” Her presentation will show us how to expand our editing expertise to include children’s books, will explain children’s book categories, give examples of how editing for the children’s marketplace is similar to or different from editing for the adult marketplace, and will provide other information and tips.


Our May chapter meeting was with Suzy Bills, author of The Freelance Editor’s Handbook. Her presentation, “Marketing Your Freelance Business Like the Boss You Are” was about marketing as the key to building and maintaining a business. Suzy also discussed strategies for finding and connecting with your ideal clients and techniques for positioning yourself as the best choice so you can win more projects and achieve your financial goals.


Our last chapter meeting of the year will occur in October. Guest speaker and EFA LA chaper member Pam Hines will talk abut the Fictionary software. Further information will come soon. Our first chapter meeting of 2024 (in February) will be by Suzy Bills on pricing.


The chapter’s remaining socials for 2023 are in the following areas:

  • Ventura/Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo – Hosted by Lynn Varon in September. Date, time, and location to be determined.
  • Santa Clarita/Antelope Valleys – Hosted by Janet Long in September. Date, time, and location to be determined.
  • San Fernando Valley – in November (further information to come)


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