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February 2023

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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March 2023

Visit the EFA at the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair!

March 8 - March 11
Seattle Convention Center, 705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
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White on maroon #AWP23 logo

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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North Texas Chapter: March Virtual Coffee Hour

March 8th @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Join the next coffee hour at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 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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Editing Articles for Submission to a Scientific or Medical Journal

March 14
"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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The EFA is exhibiting at ACES 2023

March 23 - March 25
Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Once again, the EFA is exhibiting at ACES. Stop by our booth to learn more about the benefits of EFA membership, as well as hiring the right freelancer for your project…

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April 2023

Developmental Editing of Fiction: Advanced

April 3
"Hone your skills while deepening your appreciation for the art of the developmental edit." —Val Mathews, instructor

Learn the nuances of top-quality developmental editing. Registration closes today! You will come away from this course with a stronger understanding of the craft of fiction, a deeper appreciation for…

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Intermediate Line Editing of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

April 3
"Line editing isn't about correction. It's showing the writer the power of their own voice." —Christina M. Frey, instructor

Take your line editing to the next level. Registration closes today! This four-week intermediate class goes beyond the basics of line editing, honing your editorial skills to bring out the…

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North Texas Chapter: April Virtual Coffee Hour

April 12th @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Join the next coffee hour at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 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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