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February 2023

Introduction to Line Editing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

February 13
"Line editing isn't about correct. It's showing the writer the power of their own voice." —Christina M. Frey, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this popular course! In this four-week class, you will begin developing your editorial eye to bring out the best in your clients’…

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Developmental Editing of Fiction: Intermediate

February 13th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
"Developmental editors make the author's vision their vision." —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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Editing Sex and Intimacy

February 14
"A well-edited sex scene reveals character, heightens tension, and moves the story forward." —Megan Hennessey, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! In this 60-minute workshop, we’ll look at how to build compelling sex scenes across different genres and relationship styles. We’ll…

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For the Love…

February 16th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Home of April Michelle Davis Montpelier, 23192 United States + Google Map

Come join us for an evening of coffee and tea (and sweets!) while discussing all the ways we love our jobs!

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Getting Client Feedback

February 21
"Getting feedback from your clients is the best way to find out whether your services are meeting their needs." —Ginny Ruths, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! If you’re not used to asking clients how they like your work, it can feel awkward and uncomfortable, or even…

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Chicagoland Chapter: The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Indexing as a Freelancer

February 22nd @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Free

Are you curious about what it’s like to be an indexer? Join the Chicagoland Chapter for its Feb. 22 Zoom meeting when three EFA members will discuss their experience as…

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Los Angeles Area February chapter meeting

February 23rd @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm PST
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Join the Los Angeles Area chapter on February 23 at 1:00 for "Business Goals: Past Progress and Revising the Plan." With the holidays behind us and 2023 in full gear,…

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The EFA Sponsors PW BookLife Indie Author Forum—Virtual

February 25th @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
Virtual United States

Once again, the EFA is sponsoring Publishers Weekly's BookLife Indie Author Forum (virtual). Check out the event's Sponsors page, with information about hiring the right editing professional through the EFA's…

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Word Macros A to Z

February 27
"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

Learn how to get the most from these powerful editing tools. Registration closes today! This course simplifies Microsoft Word macros into small, easy-to-understand chunks and teaches you how to make…

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Editorial Freelancing 101

February 28
"Learn how to set up, launch, and run your own freelance editing business.” —Molly McCowan, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! Whether you’ve been thinking about quitting your 9-to-5 or you want to earn some income on the side while putting…

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