The winner from the eight who entered was Kate Manton, whose essay, The scope of editing in the 21st century, was written for a post-graduate certificate in editing at Macquarie University.
The judges’ comments on Kate’s essay included:
- Scored well on documenting original research of relevance to those in the editorial profession and the publishing/communications industry. Succeeds in weaving into her argument a range of generic online editing issues and challenges to be faced by editors in many contexts of work.
- Manton's critical edge is continuously stimulating: her ability to harness the language of her quotations to drive her argument makes it succinct and effective. On the editorial front, she is close to professional.
- Cogent, engaging and persuasive.
- Excellent interweaving of argument with secondary material and specific examples.
Kate Manton has kindly allowed IPEd to provide her winning entry for members to read.