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.

The first chapter meeting of 2023 took place on February 23 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. EFA LA chapter member Linda Ruggeri, coauthor of Networking for Freelance Editors, presented “Business Goals: Past Progress and Revising the Plan.” We discussed the most challenging things you faced in 2022 in your work, and how you overcame them (or not), and business goals you wanted to set for yourself in 2023 and the plan for achieving them. Linda shared her slides, which included helpful resources.


Other chapter meetings will occur in May, July, and October. Further information will come soon.


The chapter’s socials for 2023 (we already had one for Mid City Los Angeles on January 12)  are in the following areas:

  • San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire – Hosted by Maria Alonzo on Tuesday, April 18 via Zoom at 3 p.m.
  • Westside – in June (further information to come)
  • Ventura/Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo – Hosted by Lynn Varon in August. 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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