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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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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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Medical-Legal Editing, Part 1: A Big Little Niche

January 17, 2023
"The medical-legal field needs more editors! Learn about this fascinating niche." —Jahleen Turnbull-Sousa, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! Medical-legal report editing is a little-known niche that offers a sizable source of potential work for editors and proofreaders with…

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The Basics of Intellectual Property and First Amendment Law for Editors

January 24, 2023
"This accessible webinar on intellectual property law will help you protect yourself and your clients." —Joseph Perry, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! Self-published authors often need particular guidance around legally thorny areas such as quoting song lyrics and writing about real people;…

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Editing Children’s Picture Books

January 30, 2023
"Picture books make a magical impression that lasts a lifetime. Help authors create that magic!" —Lou Piccolo, instructor

Learn everything you need to know to get started editing children's picture books. Registration closes today! Editing picture books requires specialized knowledge and techniques specific to this type of fiction.…

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February 2023

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, 2023
"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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Getting Client Feedback

February 21, 2023
"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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Word Macros A to Z

February 27, 2023
"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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March 2023

Visit the EFA at the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair!

March 8, 2023 - March 11, 2023
Seattle Convention Center, 705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Once again, the EFA is exhibiting in person at the AWP Conference & Bookfair! Stop by our booth to learn more about the benefits of EFA membership or about hiring the right freelancer…

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Editing Articles for Submission to a Scientific or Medical Journal

March 14, 2023
"Learn how to shepherd a manuscript through the publication process for peer-reviewed journals." —Kelly Schrank, instructor

Today is the last day to register for this webinar! Even experienced medical and scientific editors may be challenged by the varied and specific requirements of peer-reviewed journals. This 90-minute…

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