I attended the Editorial Freelancers Association 2023 conference in Alexandria, Virginia, in August 2023, and had a great time! I live tweeted/live skeeted (?) a few of the sessions I attended on Twitter and Bluesky.
A few caveats: Who knows how long Twitter will be a thing. And you’ll only be able to see the Bluesky threads if you’ve got a profile on the platform (as of posting in August 2023, at least). To see the full threads, click on the linked Twitter post and click on the hyperlink below the screenshot of the Bluesky post.
Talking Points: Copyediting Dialogue in Fiction by Amy J. Schneider
Radical Copyediting: Prioritizing Care Over Correctness by Alex Kapitan
More than Just “Another Rough Day”: Mental Health and Self-Care for Freelancers by Dr. Wendy Dragon, Erin Roll, Rhiannon Root
National Museum of the American Indian: An Editorial Framework for Working with Indigenous Content and Communities by Arwen Nuttall and Tanya Thrasher
An Editor’s Guide to Assessing and Addressing Problematic Content by Crystal Shelley
Diversify Your Business: From Building Communities to Teaching—How to Provide Editing-Adjacent Services to Authors by Jessica Snyder
Editing as Worldmaking: Critical Generosity in Editorial Practice by Cathy Hannabach
I didn’t live tweet this keynote (was too busy soaking it in!), but the full text of the keynote is available to read online. Highly recommend reading “Editing as Worldmaking: Critical Generosity in Editorial Practice.”