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May 2020

Lower and Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter

May 2nd @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Kimberly Marshall, Select a Country: + Google Map
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Let's catch up and chat about our projects for the month. Bring any questions you might have for your fellow freelancers. EFA Chapters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom…

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Introduction to Line Editing Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

May 4
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This 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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Book Mapping for Developmental Editors

May 6
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A new session of this popular online 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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CANCELED: Isaiah Thomas’s Apprenticeship: The Labor and Value of Children’s Literature

May 7th @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
TBD, MA 01605 United States + Google Map
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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* For our May meeting we will be doing something new: we will attend a public lecture together at the American Antiquarian Society. May 7, 2020 6:15 meet…

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Getting Editorial Work from Publishers and Book Packagers

May 11
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Another session of this popular online 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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CANCELLED: The Story in Their Story: Genre Expectations in Memoir

May 12th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
TBD, United States + Google Map
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True stories have the power to connect us with the lives of others—and these deeply personal, yet universal, stories provide us with a way of seeing the world through a…

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Diversity Initiative Meeting

May 13th @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
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The Diversity Initiative’s next general meeting will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All EFA members in good standing who honor our mission statement and…

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Upper Hudson Chapter Zoom meeting: Virtual Office Tour, Part 2, and Macro Mini-Workshop

May 14th @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Join us on Thursday, May 14, from 4 to 6 pm, for an interactive Zoom meeting. Please reply to the chapter leaders if you are interested, and we’ll send you the…

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Visit the EFA at the 2020 Gaithersburg Book Festival!—CANCELED

May 16
Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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We're exhibiting for the first time at the Gaithersburg Book Festival! Stop by our booth to introduce yourself and learn more about the benefits of EFA membership, as well as hiring the right freelancer for…

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May Freelance Friday #EFAchat on Twitter: Summer Work/Life Balance

May 22nd @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Join us for May's Freelance Friday! As the weather warms up, we would normally be looking forward to vacations and leisure activities. Many of us (and our households) are still sheltering in place, so how…

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