More people are working as freelancers than ever before, and the Editorial Freelancers Association is growing: We now have over 3,200 members, including freelance editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, translators, graphic designers, and other editorial professionals. Our members work with traditional publishers, government agencies, academic institutions, self-publishing authors, corporations, and nonprofits—on any project where words deliver a message.

EFA conferences allow you to network with colleagues and develop professionally—a rare opportunity for solo entrepreneurs. Our conferences have attracted more than 200 editorial freelancers from across North America and abroad. And you don’t have to be a member to attend!

Our most recent in-person conference took place August 17–19, 2023, in Alexandria, VA.
  • Even if you did not attend EFACON 2023, you now can enjoy and learn from expert presenters discussing a wide array of topics related to editorial freelancing. The EFACON 2023 recorded sessions bundle—more than fifty hours of recordings, organized into tracks for your convenience—may be purchased for $240. EFA members receive a 20 percent discount, making the member price $192!
  • Check out our program schedule, which includes descriptions of our over 40 sessions.
  • Learn more about the keynote speakers on our News & Blog.

Program Guides from Previous EFA Conferences:

EFACON 2019, August 21–23, Chicago, IL

EFACON 2016, August 29–30, New York, NY

Office Closed Monday April 8.

The EFA Offices will be closed Monday, April 8, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 9. Job postings, discussion list subscriptions, and other customer service requests may not be responded to until then.

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