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EFA members, learn more about volunteering at events such as book festivals and trade conferences in your area by visiting the Representing the EFA webpage.

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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September 2022

Colorado Chapter September meeting

September 14th @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MDT

Join us Wednesday, September 14, for a session on getting feedback from clients. We'll look at why you might want to generate feedback and discuss some different options, strategies, and…

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Los Angeles Area Chapter – Ventura-Santa Barbara-SLO Social

September 15th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Pickles Deli, 1940 Newbury Rd
Newbury Park, CA 91320-3393
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Los Angeles chapter co-coordinator Lynn Varon will be hosting an in-person social for editors in the Ventura area and northward to San Luis Obispo on September 15 at 4:00 pm…

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Michigan Chapter – Third Friday Monthly Meeting – September 2022

September 16th @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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EFA members are invited to join us for Third Friday! The Michigan chapter hosts a Zoom meeting every third Friday of the month for a virtual meetup from 3:00 p.m.…

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Editing Children’s Picture Books

September 19
"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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Georgia Chapter: September Virtual Coffee Hour

September 21st @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join our chapter for a virtual coffee hour to talk shop with fellow editorial professionals. Catch up after our summer break! We can't wait to reconnect.

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Inaugural EFA Philadelphia/Tri-State Virtual Chapter Meeting

September 21st @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The recently revived EFA Philadelphia/Tri-State Chapter is pleased to announce its inaugural meeting!   Please join us on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. to meet your fellow editors and…

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The Academic Editing Virtual Chapter Launch Event

September 23rd @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

We are excited to announce the launch of the Academic Editing Virtual Chapter in partnership with Editors Canada. EFA's Academic Editing Chapter is open to all. To learn more (how…

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#FreelanceFriday #EFAChat: Beyond Editing: How (and Why) to Branch Out By Coaching, Teaching, and More!

September 23rd @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Our guest will be Erin Servais, book editor, author coach, and founder of Dot and Dash LLC. Join us to discuss several ways to supplement your editing income. We want…

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Developmental Editing of Fiction: Beginning

September 26
"Developmental editors are solution finders—we offer guidance, not critiques." —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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October 2022

Visit the EFA at Brooklyn Book Festival 2022—CANCELED*

October 2
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Black and lavender logo of the 2022 Brooklyn Book Festival

*Please note that outdoor events scheduled for Oct. 2, including the Brooklyn Book Festival Marketplace where the EFA was supposed to exhibit, has been canceled due to inclement weather. Visit…

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