There is often a point in a writing project, large or small, when bringing in some outside help can be beneficial. Whether it’s an objective evaluation of your budding manuscript, a proofread of your annual report before it goes out to your funders, some snappy copy to promote your latest business venture, or a hand with most any written communication at any stage of preparation, an editorial professional can assist. And the Editorial Freelancers Association can help you find exactly the one you need.

EFA members are

  • writers
  • researchers
  • editors
  • copyeditors
  • proofreaders
  • indexers
  • translators
  • project managers
  • designers
  • formatters
  • and other editorial specialists.
They work on

  • self-publishing projects
  • fiction and nonfiction trade books
  • website copy
  • magazine articles
  • advertising and public relations
  • training and education materials
  • corporate communications
  • scholarly materials
  • literary fiction
  • commercial fiction
  • and more.
You can reach these specialists through this website in two handy ways:

  • Member Directory, where you can identify freelancers with the right combination of experience, knowledge, and skills for your project and find out how to contact them directly.
  • Job List, where you can submit your ad and have freelancers contact you directly.

For more information about these services, please read about them on the Hiring page. There is no charge for using these services to locate a freelancer, and you don’t have to log in to this website, either.

Getting started with hiring an editorial freelancer can be overwhelming. To help you get your bearings in the world of editorial services,  we’ve created Hiring Basics, where you’ll find general information about rates and editing tests, and explanations of different types of editorial services.

Good luck with your search!