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March 2023

The EFA is exhibiting at ACES 2023

March 23 - March 25
Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Once again, the EFA is exhibiting at ACES. Stop by our booth to learn more about the benefits of EFA membership, as well as hiring the right freelancer for your project…

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EFA Clubhouse: DEB, Conscious Language, and more. Oh my!

March 28th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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Let's explore the idea of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging and how editors and authors can make a difference. To join the conversation, simply download the Clubhouse app on your phone,…

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April 2023

Developmental Editing of Fiction: Advanced

April 3
"Hone your skills while deepening your appreciation for the art of the developmental edit." —Val Mathews, instructor

Learn the nuances of top-quality developmental editing. Registration closes today! You will come away from this course with a stronger understanding of the craft of fiction, a deeper appreciation for…

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EFA / Editors Canada Joint Academic Editing Book Club (JAEBC)

April 3rd @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

For the April meeting of the Academic Editing Book Club, we will be discussing Dr. Laura Portwood-Stacer's The Book Proposal Book. This event will consist of a Q&A with Dr. Laura…

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North Texas Chapter: April Virtual Coffee Hour

April 12th @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Join the next coffee hour at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 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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Medical-Legal Editing, Part 2: Helping Experts Help the Court

April 18
"Learn how you can help expert witnesses produce high-quality reports for use in court." —Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! Medical expert witnesses have the tall order of producing clear, credible, and compelling medical-legal reports for the court. Learn how…

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Visit the EFA at the 2023 LA Times Festival of Books!

April 22 - April 23
University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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Once again, we're exhibiting at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! Stop by our booth (#929 at LAT Central/Alumni Park near the main stage) to learn more about the…

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Houston chapter: Publishing Entrepreneurship (virtual)

April 26th @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

The next EFA Houston chapter meeting will be Wed., April 26, 6 to 7 p.m. (Central), online. John W. Warren will present Publishing Entrepreneurship. About the presentation: All freelancers are entrepreneurs. You…

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May 2023

Developmental Editing of Fiction: Beginning

May 1
"Developmental editors are detectives and solution finders." —Val Mathews, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this popular five-week course! This five-week introductory course is meant for anyone who wants to help authors shape their stories, develop their…

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Demystifying the Language of Disability

May 2
"The language of disability is deeply personal. Editors play a crucial role in supporting disability-affirming language." —Emily Ladau, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this exclusive members-only webinar! In this 60-minute workshop, editors will learn how to engage respectfully with the language of disability, which is…

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