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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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March 2022

Microaggressions in Editing: Understanding Bias and Undoing Harm

March 24th @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
"For editors, 'do no harm' goes beyond introducing errors. Learn how our biases might inadvertently lead to harmful edits." —Crystal Shelley, instructor

This exciting new webinar airs 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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April 2022

Introduction to Editing Children’s Literature

April 4
"Expand your services by editing books for the sweetest—and most discerning—readers in the world: children!" —Heidi Fiedler, instructor

A new session of this popular course, with new instructor Val Mathews, begins today! Registration closes two business days before the start of the course.  For more information and to…

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Intermediate Line Editing for Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

April 11
"Line editing isn't about correction. It's showing the writer the power of their own voice." —Christina M. Frey, instructor

The intermediate level 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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Copyediting Fiction, Part 1: Overview

April 14th @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
"Copyediting fiction is a fun and fulfilling specialty. This webinar provides an introduction to what you'll need to know." —Amy Schneider, instructor

This brand new webinar airs 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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Copyediting Fiction, Part 2: The Fiction Style Sheet

April 21st @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
"Learn to use your spidey-sense when copyediting fiction to keep real and fictional elements accurate and help the author keep the story on track." —Amy Schneider, Instructor

This in-depth webinar airs 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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Copyediting Fiction

April 25
"Fiction copyeditors need a specialized, nuanced skillset to success. This class teachers you all the essentials, at your own pace." —Lourdes Venard, instructor

Lourdes Venard brings back this popular self-paced course, starting today! Registration closes two business days before the start of the course.  For more information and to register, go to the course…

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EFA Chicagoland April Meeting: Website Peer Review

April 27th @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Free

You’re invited! For our April 27 meeting, we’ll workshop some freelancers’ websites and talk about what works and what doesn’t—or just isn’t working as well as it should. If you…

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May 2022

The Hire-Me Packet: How to Create Visually Engaging Sales Slides That Grow Your Business

May 16
"When potential clients open a Hire-Me Packet, it feels more like receiving an elaborate wedding invitation than a sales pitch. And that's what makes it so effective!" —Heidi Fiedler, instructor

This popular course is now self-paced, starting today! Register at any time for this self-paced course.  For more information and to register, go to the course page.

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EFA Chicagoland | Workshop: How to Write a Social Media Bio

May 25th @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Free

Join the EFA Chicagoland Chapter’s May 25 meeting where EFA member Nate Hoffelder will walk us through how to write social media bios that work. Your social media bio is…

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Editing for Digital Experiences: Introduction to Content Design

May 26th @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
"Online content design is in high demand, and editors bring a prized skillset to the table. Learn how you can use your skills to make digital experiences better." —Joni Chan, instructor

This exciting new webinar airs today! Registration closes two business days before the webinar date.  For more information and to register, go to the course page.

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