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January 2023

North Texas Chapter: How to Build and Execute Macros in Word

January 21st @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

One of the most powerful tools Microsoft Word has to offer for editors is macros, which are programming scripts that automate certain tasks in a Word document. Editors who use…

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The Basics of Intellectual Property and First Amendment Law for Editors

January 24
"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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Chicagoland Chapter January Event: Editors as Writers—How Blogs and Books Fit into a Freelance Editing Business

January 25th @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Virtual United States + Google Map
Free

Join us online Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, 5:30–7 p.m. CST for our chapter event, Editors as Writers—How Blogs and Books Fit into a Freelance Editing Business. Presented by EFA Events Chairperson…

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Academic Editing Chapter: Working with ESL/EFL/Multilingual Authors

January 27th @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Working with authors who are writing in their second and third languages can pose challenges for academic editors, and an editor may need to get creative in their approaches and…

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Editing Children’s Picture Books

January 30
"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

EFA / Editors Canada Joint Academic Editing Book Club (JAEBC)

February 3rd @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

3 February Meeting Image description: Academic Editing Book Club. Next meeting: Friday, Feb 3, at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Sponsored by the Editorial Freelancers Association and Editors Canada. We…

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SF Bay Area + Georgia Chapters: Authentic Visibility for Editors with Jacqueline Fisch (Virtual)

February 8th @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

The intuitive way to plan, write, and publish consistent content so you can market your business in an aligned and feel-good way. Presented by Jacqueline Fisch Jacqueline Fisch is an…

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North Texas Chapter: February Virtual Coffee Hour

February 8th @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST

Join the next coffee hour at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 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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1st 2023 MD Meeting Scheduled–with Great Speaker!

February 8th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Free

EFA MD Starts New Year Off Right! Long-time newspaper copyeditor offers insights What does it take to be the editor of a frantic daily? What was it like 30 years…

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Authentic Visibility for Editors with Jacqueline Fisch

February 8th @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Virtual United States + Google Map

The intuitive way to plan, write, and publish consistent content so you can market your business in an aligned and feel-good way. Presented by Jacqueline Fisch Jacqueline Fisch is an…

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