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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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August 2022

Introduction to Line Editing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

August 8
"Line editing isn't about correct. It's showing the writer the power of their own voice." —Christina M. Frey, instructor

A new round 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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Editing Young Adult Fiction

August 17
"YA fiction has exploded in recent years. Learn how to edit this fast-paced category of fiction and expand your skill set." —Lou Piccolo, instructor

This brand-new course begins 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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Developmental Editing of Fiction: Intermediate

August 29
"Developmental editors are solution finders—we offer guidance, not critiques." —Val Mathews, instructor

This engaging four-week course opens 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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September 2022

Book Mapping for Developmental Editors

September 5
"Learn how book mapping can help you develop plot, deepen characters, and identify themes—even when the creative process gets messy." —Heidi Fiedler, instructor

Expand your developmental editing skills with this useful 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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Los Angeles Area Chapter – Ventura-Santa Barbara-SLO Social

September 15th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Los Angeles chapter member Lynn Varon will be hosting an informal social for editors in the Ventura area and northward to San Luis Obispo. Join us September 15 at 4:00.…

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August 2023

EFA Conference (EFACON 2023)

August 17, 2023 - August 19, 2023
Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Save the dates for EFACON 2023: August 17–19, Old Town, Alexandria, VA! EFA conferences allow you to network with colleagues and develop professionally—a rare opportunity for solo entrepreneurs. Our conferences…

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