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EFA Announces Cathy Hannabach as Keynote Speaker for EFACON 2023

By: PRLog

Editorial Freelancers Association Hosts International Conference in Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Feb. 23, 2023 - PRLog -- The Editorial Freelancers Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Cathy Hannabach is one of the keynote speakers for EFACON 2023, our upcoming international convention, August 17 – 19 in Alexandria, Virginia. The conference venue will be the Westin Alexandria Old Town, marking the return of the in-person convention for the EFA. "Early Bird" registration is now open; visit our registration page to secure your spot at the best rates during our Early Bird period (through April 17).

"EFA members have been meeting virtually for years to help each other's freelancing careers," says Cody Sisco, EFA co-executive. "The conference is an exciting opportunity to re-convene in-person, solidify longstanding relationships, and to start and cultivate new ones. We're going big with fun, valuable learning and networking sessions and our keynotes are going to wow everyone."

Cathy Hannabach, PhD, is a book editor and indexer, podcaster, and writer who helps interdisciplinary scholars turn their vibrant ideas into reality and spark social change. Founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire, she helps interdisciplinary academics "write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds."

Dr. Hannabach hosts Imagine Otherwise, a podcast highlighting those bridging art, activism, and academia in the service of social justice. Author of Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms and Book Marketing for Academics, her research and commentary appears in outlets including New Learning Times, Cultural Politics, the BBC, Women and Performance, Contra*, Social Text: Periscope, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and Dismantle Magazine.

"Editing is a crucial way we collaboratively build more just futures." – Dr. Cathy Hannabach

Offering a rare opportunity for solopreneurs, the Editorial Freelancers Association Conference is a gathering where freelance editors, proofreaders, literary coaches, researchers, writers, and other editorial professionals can engage in networking, professional development, and camaraderie. EFACON 2023 is expected to draw hundreds of editorial freelancers from across North America and abroad.

"We are finally going to be able to gather in-person for EFACON 2023 for networking, learning, and growth," says Katy Grenfell, EFA co-executive. "We are aiming for BIG fun, starting with our excellent group of keynote speakers. I think they are going to bring this convention to the next level."

The EFA is a national non-profit professional organization with over 3,200 members, including copyeditors, developmental editors, proofreaders, literary coaches, researchers, writers, project managers, and other editorial professionals. Our members work for traditional publishers, government agencies, academic institutions, self-publishing authors, corporations, and nonprofits—anywhere words deliver the message.

For more information and to register for EFACON 2023, visit

For more information about the EFA, visit

Sheryl Holmberg, PR Chairperson

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