About the North Carolina Chapter

Hello Fellow Carolinians!

Look out for announcements here, on the members-only discussion list and on our social media outlets! And please reach out if you want to give us a hand running the chapter.

Activities of EFA’s North Carolina chapter will be posted here. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Farley-Dawson or Jim Bessey, chapter co-coordinators, at chap_nc@the-efa.org. Chapter events are open to all members, guests of members, and freelancers interested in joining the EFA.

A Little Bit About Your Coordinators:

Elizabeth–After nearly twenty years as a field ecologist and ornithologist, I discovered a passion and talent for communicating complex life sciences topics to non-specialists. Now, I’m merging science with my love of words and language into a new career direction: science editing and writing.

I received my PhD in Biology in 2017. For the past year, I’ve been editing scientific grants and manuscripts, primarily for academic researchers in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University. I provide developmental, substantive, and line editing for a wide range of topics, from infectious disease, veterinary and biomedical sciences, to mathematical and network modeling of disease ecology.

I am slowly expanding my business as I jump right into the freelance editing world as Co-coordinator of the North Carolina Chapter of the Editorial Freelancers’ Association. See my profile here.

I currently live in the Raleigh-Durham area, where my former ecologist husband and I love being able to easily explore both the mountains and the coast. I find great inspiration for my science fiction and fantasy writing in such natural places. We share our home–and home office–with our toddler daughter and cat, where their curious paws create more typos for me to edit.

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