Why Join?

For 50 years, the EFA has served as a trusted resource for freelancers. Our programs, benefits, and networks of mutual support help members gain professional knowledge, perfect the art of freelancing, and boost income. Many of these have always been online, and more have moved online so members can participate wherever they may be during this difficult time that challenges health and finances. In addition, EFA members receive a customizable listing in the directory and access to select project opportunities submitted by clients. Whether you have freelanced for a long time or have recently hung out your shingle, welcome!


A note about the guest program:  Guest accounts are for those who would like to take a course or webinar, but are not ready to become members of the EFA. Also, guests can receive emails announcing new courses and webinars. For anything else, including getting discounted or free webinars and courses, membership is the way to go.


 

Connect with Other Editorial Freelancers

The EFA hosts an annual meeting in June and a holiday party in December or January at its headquarters in New York City. Regional chapters hold their own meetings at locations across the nation. While we face the challenges of COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended in-person meetings and moved many of those online. Meetings are open to members, and most are open to guests of members and freelancers interested in joining the EFA also.

To help freelancers enhance their skills, the EFA offers a variety of courses and webinars. Meet and learn with other freelancers online.

The EFA is on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and our Twitter Freelance Fridays  provide an opportunity to connect with others while discussing a topic of the month.

What the EFA has to offer

Join the EFA

EFA membership is open to individual freelancers for mutual support and advancement. To help keep dues low for all, we don’t have group, joint, or company-level memberships (even if your company is just you).

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