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February 2021

Vol. 2 No. 1 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article       IPEd news       General interest       Branch news       Events

 

Feature article


Conversations highlight author-editor relationships

IPEd and the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) have embarked on a project to highlight creative collaborations between authors and editors.
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IPEd news


Update from AIWP

Since our first meeting in October 2020, the members of the Accessibility Initiative Working Party (AIWP) have been scouring the internet for information that could be used to establish accessibility guidelines, standards, training and resources for editors.
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Benefits of getting involved in IPEd

IPEd achieves an enormous amount of work through its staff and volunteers. Apart from the board and Accreditation Board, we have seven branch committees, two programs, two working parties, five standing committees and a conference committee (see below for the full list), all of them made up of volunteers.
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CEO’s message

Dear members
Welcome back to work and 2021. We hope you enjoyed your break and have returned feeling refreshed and re-energised.
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WA President advocates for the profession

This issue of Gatherings profiles Western Australia branch President Jess Gately.
When and why did you join IPEd? I joined IPEd in 2018 as a student member. I thought it provided a good avenue to learn more from my peers and to better understand the industry I was hoping to work in.
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Conference update

The conference program soon will be live on the website and registrations for very early birds will then open. The range and quality of proposals we received made it very difficult to decide which should be excluded.
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2020 accreditation exam update

The IPEd accreditation exam held on 5 December 2020 went smoothly, overall. A total of 99 candidates sat the exam, 94 in one of seven venues (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wellington) plus five remote candidates.
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AE renewal reminder

The Accreditation Board reminds those AEs who are due to renew their accreditation this year to start getting their information ready for application.
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Publisher joins forces with women’s community

Future Women and Hachette Australia have embarked on a two-year publishing and entertainment partnership.
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SMSG is now a standing committee

IPEd’s Style Manual Steering Group (SMSG) is set to take on an ongoing role as the Style Manual Standing Committee (SMSC).
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General interest

Shady characters: the secret life of punctuation, symbols & other typographical marks by Keith Houston
In Shady characters, Keith Houston examines the relationship between language and typography, and illuminates how punctuation has become an important part of written expression.
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EdSA Christmas trivia
Last December, Editors SA made the reluctant decision (as did most of us) to eschew our usual in-person Christmas celebrations for a Zoom trivia night.
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Cryptic crossword No. 5   

ACROSS 8 Difficult territory to track, but outstanding performance (4, 3, 2, 6) 9 Drug horses to produce ova (4) 10 This wall doesn’t hold up a thing (10)
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Profile: SA member Tina Morganella
During polite conversation, I was asked the inevitable, ‘So, what do you do for a living?’. When I said I was a freelance copyeditor, this woman reeled back in horror.
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Why is the grammatical metaphor so important?
The grammatical metaphor is being praised as the unsung hero of academic writing.
Vinh To, Lecturer in English Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of Tasmania, details four reasons why the grammatical metaphor is valuable in academic writing in an article published by The Conversation.
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Branch news

EdANZ:
  • EdANZ welcomes everyone to 2021
  • New members
  • Wellington catch-up meeting
  • Auckland editors catch-up
  • EdANZ Christmas party
  • Inaugural accreditation exam, Wellington, 5 December 2020
  • Future events

EdNSW:
  • From the committee December 2020
  • From the committee January 2021
  • Welcome to new members
  • Member meetings
  • Editors NSW December dinner
  • Events

EdsQ:
  • President’s message
  • EdsQ picnic: Third time lucky
  • February member meeting

EdSA:
  • Upcoming events
  • Commuications report

EdTas:
  • From the President

EdVic:
  • From the President
  • New members
  • November event report
  • Editors Victoria celebrates 50 years with online party
  • Professional development update
  • Upcoming event: On editing and being edited in the enchanting world of children’s books, with Davina Bell

EdWA:

  • Update from the President
  • Committee resignation

Events

EdANZ: Wellington Editors’ Catch-Up
Date:
Tuesday 2 February, 11am
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EdNSW: The freelance editor’s toolkit
Date:
Tuesday 2 February, 7pm
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EdsQ: What does a literary agent do?
Date:
Wednesday 3 February, 6.45pm
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EdANZ: Academic Zoom Hui Summer 2021 Edition
Date:
Tuesday 9 February, 7.30pm
Book here.
 
EdANZ: Zoom Hui Summer 2021 Edition – non-fiction, magazines and newspapers
Date: 
Thursday 11 February, 7.30pm
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EdANZ: Fiction and Poetry Hui
Date:
Monday 15 February, 7.30pm
Book here.
 
EdANZ: Zoom Hui Summer 2021 Edition – business and government
Date:
Tuesday 16 February, 7.30pm
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EdANZ: Grammar refresher with Linda Nix
Dates:
20 February, 27 February and 6 March
Times: 1pm to 3pm/3pm to 5pm
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EdVic: On editing and being edited in the enchanting world of children’s books
Date:
Thursday 25 February, 6pm
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EdSA: Annual Writers Week breakfast  
Date:
Saturday 27 February, 8.30am
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EdNSW: The IPEd mentoring program
Date:
Tuesday 2 March, 7pm
Book here.

EdSA: Book club
Date:
Tuesday 30 March  
Booking link to come.


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