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!

REGISTER NOW for our in-person conference, August 17-19, 2023, at The Westin Alexandria Old Town.
  • Check out our program schedule, which includes descriptions of our over 40 sessions
  • Learn more about the keynote speakers on our News & Blog
  • Sponsoring EFACON 2023 is an opportunity to connect with and present your products and services to copyeditors, developmental editors, indexers, project managers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, writers, and other freelance professionals in publishing and communications. View our sponsor offerings and contact us at EFAsponsorships@the-efa.org to explore a package that suits your particular needs and goals. We’re open to custom packages and opportunities—for the annual conference and year-round access to our 3,200 (and growing) members! Note that our sponsorship deadline is July 21, 2023 (with logos and other artwork required by July 7).

Program Guides from Previous EFA Conferences:

EFACON 2019, August 21–23, Chicago, IL

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