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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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December 2022

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

December 2nd @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Free

Image description: Academic Editing Book Club. Next meeting: Friday, Dec 2, at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Sponsored by the Editorial Freelancers' Association and Editors Canada. 2 December Meeting We…

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North Texas Chapter – Contemplation and Celebration: Our End-of-Year Planning Session and Holiday Party

December 3rd @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

In our last quarterly meeting of 2022, our chapter will host a three-part virtual event. Part one is a guided roundtable discussion where members can share how they balance work…

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SF Bay Area Chapter: Editing in Google Docs (Virtual)

December 5th @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

In this presentation on Google Docs, we'll cover some high-level questions ("What's Google Docs good for, anyway?"), take a quick tour of Google Docs functionality, and then cover some pressing…

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Brianne Rae Jaquette to speak at Pittsburgh Chapter Coffee Hour

December 7th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Free

Our next Coffee Hour is on Wednesday, December 7, at 10 a.m. EST. We're lucky enough have a guest speaker, Brianne Rae Jaquette, for this meeting. Brianne is an EFA…

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Diversity, Equity & Belonging December 2022 Meeting

December 12th @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
EFA Diversity Initiative Logo

Please join us for the last Diversity, Equity & Belonging meeting of 2022. This event will feature current DEB chairperson Andrea Reid and co-executives Cody Sisco and Katy Grenfell who…

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North Texas Chapter: December Virtual Coffee Hour

December 14th @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST

Join the next coffee hour at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 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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Academic Editing Coffee/Tea Chat

December 15th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Image description: Hands covered in light grey, knit mittens clutch a steaming mug of coffee. Photo credit: Alex Padurariu on Unsplash.   The Academic Editing Chapter is starting a monthly…

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Houston Chapter: 2022 Holiday Extravaganza (Virtual)

December 21st @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Free

You’ve worked hard all year. Come celebrate with EFA Houston and our special guest, Ruth Thaler-Carter, for an evening of fun. We’ll be opening Zoom breakout rooms for conversations on…

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Virginia Chapter: Holiday Leftovers

December 30th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Home of April Michelle Davis Montpelier, 23192 United States + Google Map

Things are beginning to calm down from the holidays, and we need to now prepare for the new year! What are your 2023 goals? Let's talk business! What are your…

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January 2023

Developmental Editing of Fiction: Beginning

January 2, 2023
"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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