IPEd Editors Conference

The 10th IPEd Editors Conference will be hosted online on Monday 28 June 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

IPEd Strategic Plan

IPEd Strategic Plan July 2020 to June 2023.

Branch Events

The branches of IPEd host workshops, seminars, member meetings and other events that are open to all IPEd members and non-members. Information and booking details are listed on the Events page of this website.

December 2020

Vol. 1 No. 9 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article IPEd news General interest Branch news  Events

Feature article


Energetic Conference Director joins IPEd Board

Admiration for editors and their skills was one driver behind IPEd Conference Director Tania Goodacre’s decision to apply for the role.

Working in the event management industry for more than 20 years, Tania has seen the benefits a good editor can bring to myriad documents, turning an author’s words into ‘amazing copy’.
Read more...

IPEd news


Meet your IPEd Board
 
We’re pleased to introduce the IPEd Board, following the AGM in early November. This is the first time we’ve had the full complement of seven branch-appointed and three Board-appointed Directors, so it signals the next step in being able to focus on governance and strategy to benefit all members.
Read more...


Welcome to IPEd’s Conference Director
And welcome to the December issue of Gatherings.
The feature article this month is about our new Conference Director, Tania Goodacre.
Read more...




Profile: Stephanie Holt
This issue, Gatherings profiles Victorian President Stephanie Holt.
When and why did you join IPEd? It’s too far back to remember, but I probably first joined about 20 years ago.
Read more...




Conference update

As was announced in November, Editing on the edges will be delivered entirely online between 28 and 30 June 2021.
Read more...



Accessibility Initiative Working Party hosts first meeting

The Accessibility Initiative Working Party (AIWP) held its first meeting by Zoom on 22 October.
AIWP has been established as part of IPEd’s commitment to the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative. 
Read more...


Accreditation renewals due in 2021

The Accreditation Board reminds the following AEs that their accreditation status will be due for renewal in 2021:
Read more...



StyleHub survey open to IPEd members
IPEd members are invited to participate in a new Biotext–Macquarie Australian style survey.
Read more...

General interest

Fiction editing
Catherine Hill and Nicola O’Shea delivered a joint presentation on editing fiction at the Editors NSW monthly meeting on 3 November 2020. 
Read more...

A panicker’s guide to preparing for the accreditation exam
The accreditation exam for 2020 is over, but now’s a good time to start thinking about the next one in 2022. As a qualified drama queen, majoring in panic, I can help you find your way through to the exam room. 
Read more...

An ethical stance in editing
IPEd’s code of ethics and the Australian standards for editing practice are mainly about professionalism, confidentiality, copyright, plagiarism and so on. 
Read more...

2020: the words of COVID-19
This year has been dominated by pandemic-associated words. Politicians’ updates are littered with examples like ‘lockdown’ and ‘flattening the curve’. 
Read more...

Editing for sensitivity, diversity and inclusion: a guide for professional editors by Renée Otmar PhD DE
Editing for sensitivity, diversity and inclusion draws you into a sense of engaging in a dialogue with the author as she takes you through her journey as a young editor in a new country.
Read more...

Introducing Leaf mag
Rebecca Fletcher and Clare Millar (along with Jessica Harvie), who met as Student Advisers to the Editors Victoria committee, have launched Leaf mag
Read more...

Time to lose yourself in words — a look at The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams
Do you remember that story? You know the one. The book you couldn’t put down. Your fear as the final words approached and the last few pages thinned.
Read more...

Remembering John Bangsund: The Ulverstone War Memorial Mystery
The final article in our series remembering eminent Editors Victoria member John Bangsund has been scanned from an original 1979 newsletter of the Society of Editors and The Imprint Society.
Read more...

WA publishing spotlight: Magabala Books
Magabala Books, in Broome, Western Australia, is an independently owned Indigenous corporation.
Read more...

Can hashtags be considered words?
Linguists and grammarians alike have been left scratching their heads when trying to define what a hashtag actually is.
Read more...

Branch news

EdANZ:
  • EdANZ summarises exceptional PD opportunities
  • New members
  • Future events
EdNSW:
  • From the committee
  • Events
EdsQ:
  • EdsQ celebrates via Zoom
  • EdsQ 30th anniversary
  • EdsQ annual picnic
EdSA:
  • Editors SA: strategic planning in the time of corona

EdTas:

  • EdTas branch news
  • On virtual conferences

EdVic:

  • President’s report
  • Editors Victoria archives seek your contributions
  • New members
  • New member profile
  • Report on event — Demystifying educational publishing
  • Punctuation refresher: solving tricky issues
  • Editing references and bibliographies: principles and practice with Jocelyn Hargrave
  • Please share — we’d love more member contributions
  • Chicago comes to Melbourne

EdWA:

  • Update from the President
  • Crash course in grammar a hit for emerging and experienced editors alike

Events

EdSA: Christmas quiz night 
Date:
Thursday 10 December, 6pm
Book here.

EdVic: 50th birthday celebration and Christmas party
Date:
Friday 11 December, 6pm
Book here.

EdANZ: Auckland editors catch-up
Date:
 Saturday 12 December, 2.30pm
Location: Galbraith’s Alehouse, 2 Mt Eden Road, Auckland
No bookings required.
 
EdSA: Christmas picnic at the Botanic Gardens
Date:
Sunday 13 December
Book here.
 
EdANZ: Zoom Christmas party
Date:
Monday 14 December
Details to come.
 
EdsQ annual picnic
Date:
Saturday 17 January, noon
Location: GJ Walter Park, Shore Street East, Cleveland
No formal booking required, advice of intention to attend.

EdNSW: The freelance editor’s toolkit
Date:
Tuesday 2 February, 7pm 
Details to come.

EdNSW: Microsoft Word for editors: advanced (Windows)
Dates:
Thursday 4 February and Saturday 6 February, 9:30am–12:30pm
Details to come.

EdNSW: Microsoft Word for editors: advanced (Mac)
Dates:
Thursday 11 February and Saturday 13 February, 9:30am–12:30pm
Details to come.


Find an editor

IPEd has established the Editors Directory. Clients can search the directory for freelance editors using specific criteria. These will identify editors that have specific interests, skills or experience in certain areas.

Find