Friday, August 31, 2007

EFA Fall Courses Announced

Just an FYI that the Editorial Freelancers Association Fall 2007 course catalog is now available online. The print brochure is in the mail, I've written the official member email announcement, and EFA's webmaster just helped post all info to the site. Now I can take a short breather from the whole world of volunteering until, oh, probably next Tuesday, when people start registering & asking questions, new instructors need help setting up online forums, and some big thing goes haywire.

Clicky here to take a gander at the lineup. These professional development opportunities are specifically targeted to the needs of editorial freelancers, and you will not get more bang for your buck taking similar classes elsewhere. Three courses take place in a cyber classroom (so anyone, anywhere can take them!), and the others happen either at EFA's New York headquarters or in Seattle. The Seattle thing is new — I'm trying to expand the program to freelance hubs outside NYC to better serve our many non-NY members. I chose to pilot the expansion in Seattle because that's where I am!

Classes start in mid October and run through December. They include
  • Copyediting Basics (online)
  • Cultivating Your Client List (online)
  • Writing from Healthy Starts (online)
  • Substantive Editing Clinic (NYC)
  • Advanced Substantive Editing Clinic (NYC)
  • Writing Winning Book Proposals (Seattle)

All EFA events are open to members and nonmembers. Visit the EFA site for full details and to register!

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