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EFA members, learn more about volunteering at events such as book festivals and trade conferences in your area by visiting the Representing the EFA webpage.

As the U.S. begins a return to in-person events this year, the EFA defers to local public health guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the discretion of local coordinators in deciding to resume in-person meetings and events. For updates, please see the listings below or contact your local chapter.

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August 2022

Visit the EFA at the 2022 Greater LA Writers Conference!

August 5 - August 7
Hilton Los Angeles Westside, 6161 West Centinela Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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We're exhibiting for the first time at the Greater LA Writers Conference! Stop by our booth at Resource Row to introduce yourself and learn more about the benefits of EFA…

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North Texas Chapter: August Virtual Coffee Hour

August 10th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Join the next coffee hour at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, through Zoom. On the second Wednesday of each month, our members get together over coffee to talk editing and entrepreneurship. We…

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North Texas Chapter – Shapes and Patterns: Mapping Your Way to a Stronger Story

August 13th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Developmental editing can sometimes feel like steering a rudderless ship, but there’s a way to chart your course. In this interactive session we’ll explore book mapping, a valuable tool for…

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Editing Young Adult Fiction

August 17
"YA fiction has exploded in recent years. Learn how to edit this fast-paced category of fiction and expand your skill set." —Lou Piccolo, instructor

This brand-new course begins today! This self-paced class will teach you: what YA is and how it is unique the popular genres in YA how to ensure a book is…

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Michigan Chapter – Third Friday Monthly Meeting – August 2022

August 19th @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Zoom Michigan United States + Google Map

EFA members in Michigan are invited to join us for Third Friday! Until further notice, the Michigan chapter will host a Zoom meeting every third Friday of the month for…

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Chicagoland & NM Chapters | Pay Yourself First

August 24th @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Free

Ruby Money co-founder Evelyn Huang will show us how to break out of the scarcity mindset, avoid tax pitfalls, and invest in our futures. Join the Chicagoland and New Mexico…

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Developmental Editing of Fiction: Intermediate

August 25
"Developmental editors are solution finders—we offer guidance, not critiques." —Val Mathews, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this four-week course! If you have experience in fiction developmental editing (or if you’ve taken “Developmental Editing of Fiction: Beginning”), this four-week…

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September 2022

Working with Indie Authors

September 7
"Learn to create positive ongoing working relationships, use your time efficiently, and be an asset to the indie authors who hire you." —Tanya Gold, instructor

Boost your freelance editing business with this brand-new course, launching today! With an author-centric approach, this workshop-style course gives you context by showing you where you are in the industry,…

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Visit the EFA at 2022 Printers Row Lit Fest!

September 10 @ 10:00 am - September 11 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Printer’s Row, Printer's Row
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Once again, we're exhibiting at Printers Row Lit Fest! Stop by our booth to introduce yourself and learn more about the benefits of EFA membership, as well as hiring the right…

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Virginia Chapter: Holiday Preparations

September 10th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Home of April Michelle Davis Montpelier, 23192 United States + Google Map

It is still hot out, but it is a great time to be preparing for the holidays! Let's talk holidays cards, client gifts, and work vacations!

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