We now have our own Linked In group. You'll find us at Editorial Freelancers Association, Connecticut Chapter. Please join us.
Activities of EFA's Connecticut chapter will be posted here. For additional information, contact Gail J Harris, chapter coordinator, at. You must be an EFA member to join an EFA chapter. Chapter events are open to all members, guests of members, and freelancers interested in joining EFA.
Tips & Tricks of the Trade
Thursday, May 23, 2013 (7:00 pm)
We'll share information about tricks and tools of the trade. Bring examples of the references that are important in your niche of the publishing world, sample style sheets, websites and other tools you use to organize information for editing, writing, indexing, project coordination, marketing, and business & financial record-keeping. Do you have firsthand experience using macros, time-tracker programs or project management software? Do you have editing or writing efficiency tricks? Bring your discoveries and hints to share with other participants.
Bring your laptop or look on with another freelancer. This will be a dessert potluck. Coffee will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share.
Where: Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd., Westport, CT
RSVP Gail Harris firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-858-9425
10 Tips for Pricing Success
Monday, April 22, 2013
Laurie Lewis, author of What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants, will speak on how to figure out a price for your services so that it is acceptable to both you and your client. Laurie has decades of medical editing and writing experience and has served twice on the EFA Board of Directors. Her award-winning book will be available for purchase.
A light meal will be provided, and you are invited to bring a dessert to share. $5 admission will be charged.
Location: First Church of Christ, Congregational, 190 Court St., Middletown.
See the church website for driving directions: www.firstchurchucc.org/directions.html. There's a municipal lot across from the church, and street parking is free starting at 6 pm.
Please RSVP to Jon Hartmann at email@example.com.
Social Media: A Look at the Purpose, Privacy, and Pitfalls for the Professional
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Faith Williams and Elisabeth Kauffman will be presenting an interactive overview of several social media opportunities, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs. Bring your laptop and join us as we explore what the power of social media can do for your business, in both promoting your services and connecting with other professionals in the field. Discussions will include the topic of privacy and how to separate your personal web presence from your professional life; how to avoid a bad reputation online; and determining what social sites to join.
The meeting will be held at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Coffee will be served.
Please RSVP to Gail Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
BRANDING AND MARKETING TIPS
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Stamford-based motivational speaker and business consultant Julie Jansen will discuss how to brand and market yourself using traditional methods as well as social media.
Ms. Jansen is the author of several books, including, "I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work." She has also written a workplace instructional booklet series which focuses on networking, image, delegation and time management. She has appeared on "The Today Show," MSNBC, NPR, CNN Financial News among others and been interviewed by many publications, including Fortune Magazine and The New York Times.
Place: Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT
Coffee will be served. Desserts to share will be welcome.
RSVP by contacting Gail Harris at 203-858-9425 or email@example.com.
Hartford Area Networking
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Topic: Hartford Area Networking Place: Home of Nancy Breininger in Middletown (she’ll send you her address when you RSVP) Time: 2 pm – 4 pm This is a chance for writers & editors in the Hartford area to meet each other and learn about each other’s work – and maybe even get referrals. Don’t forget your business cards. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Show & Tell
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Place: Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897
This will be a dessert potluck. Coffee will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share.
Agenda: Show and Tell Bring your business cards and brochures. Also bring the url of any writer/editor websites you like. A computer and big screen will be available. We will look at each other's websites to share, praise, critique and discuss what works in promoting freelance editing services (idea borrowed from the Rochester chapter). We'll also discuss plans for a CT EFA newsletter.
Please RSVP: Gail email@example.com
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Location: Scranton Library, Madison (www.scrantonlibrary.org) Cost: None - Breakfast potluck (coffee will be provided); bring breakfast goodies Agenda: Share resources, tools, tricks of the trade Note: Madison is roughly 15 miles east of New Haven on I-95 RSVP: Gail Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org No cost.
Potluck breakfast and networking
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Date: Saturday, August 18
Place: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880
Time: 9 am-11 am
Agenda: pot-luck breakfast and networking
Coffee, cream, sugar, cups , plates and napkins will be provided. Everything else is potluck – so please bring breakfast goodies to share. If you’d like anything other than coffee to drink, please bring it.
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