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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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July 2022

North Texas Chapter: How to Deliver Sample Edits and Proposals that WOW Your Clients

July 2nd @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

JULY 2, 2022 @ 12 p.m. CDT via ZOOM A sample edit is a great opportunity to show off your editing prowess, professionalism, and personal connection to a potential project.…

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Virginia Chapter: A Time of Refreshment

July 9th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Home of April Michelle Davis Montpelier, 23192 United States + Google Map

In the heat of summer, we all need something cool to do! Come network with other freelancers to discuss your summer plans and work schedules. Do you prefer working in…

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Diversity Initiative Leadership Transition Meeting

July 11th @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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The Diversity Initiative’s next general meeting will take place on Zoom on Monday, July 11 from 2:00-3:15pm. Eastern Time. All EFA members in good standing who honor our mission statement…

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North Texas Chapter: July Virtual Coffee Hour

July 13th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Join the next coffee hour at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 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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All-Cal Joint Chapter Meeting

July 14th @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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Acclaimed crime writer Tod Goldberg will join the Los Angeles Area chapter and sister chapters OC, NorCal, and SFBay for a presentation on working with editors from the author's perspective.…

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Word Macros A to Z

July 18
"Word macro tools help you edit faster and more accurately, and you don't need to be a tech whiz to use them." —Jennifer Yankopolus, instructor

A new session of this popular course begins today! Registration closes two business days before the start of the course.  For more information and to register, go to the course page.

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Visit the EFA at the 2022 San Francisco Writers Conference

July 21 - July 24
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Once again, we're exhibiting and presenting at the San Francisco Writers Conference!* Stop by our booth to introduce yourself and learn more about the benefits of EFA membership, as well as hiring the right freelancer…

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Visit the EFA at the 2022 Writers Digest Conference

July 28 - July 31
Hilton New York Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Once again, we’re exhibiting at the Writers Digest Annual Conference! Stop by our booth to introduce yourself and learn more about the benefits of EFA membership, as well as hiring the…

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August 2022

Introduction to Line Editing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

August 8
"Line editing isn't about correct. It's showing the writer the power of their own voice." —Christina M. Frey, instructor

A new round of this popular course begins today! Registration closes two business days before the start of the course.  For more information and to register, go to the course page.

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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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