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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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February 2022

Proofreading and Copyediting with ‘The Chicago Manual of Style’

February 21
"CMOS is the most comprehensive style guide out there. Get the essentials here." —Kirk Perry, instructor

Instructor Kirk Perry returns with 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…

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EFA Chicagoland February Event | From Cops and Robbers to Holocaust Survivors and Psychics: The Challenges and Joys in Working With First-Time Authors

February 23rd @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Free

You’re invited! Join the EFA Chicagoland Chapter’s February virtual meeting to hear EFA member and book editor Sandra Wendel discuss tips to work successfully with first-time authors (aren’t they all?) and offer suggestions on…

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Budgets and Bookkeeping: What to do with all that money

February 26th @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Free

You're getting paid for all the hard work you do, but what do you do with that money once you have it? In our first quarterly meeting of 2022, our…

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Book Mapping for Developmental Editors

February 28
"Learn how book mapping can help you develop plot, deepen characters, and identify themes—even when the creative process gets messy." —Heidi Fiedler, 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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March 2022

Northern California Chapter: Networking for Freelance Editors

March 3rd @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Free

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://forms.gle/FpD1DrMemf59SNaV8 Though networking may seem like an unwieldy, overwhelming task, especially for freelancers, this presentation will show that building the network you need and want is completely…

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Introduction to Line Editing Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

March 7
"Line editing isn't about correct. It's showing the writer the power of their own voice." —Christina M. Frey, 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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Developmental Editing of Fiction: Intermediate

March 14
"Developmental editors are solution finders—we offer guidance, not critiques." —Val Mathews, 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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EFA Georgia Chapter Event: Reframing the Way We Network

March 23rd @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Free

In this virtual meeting, EFA members Linda Ruggeri and Brittany Dowdle will discuss how to build the network you need and want, based on your goals and networking style. This presentation is for editors, proofreaders,…

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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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