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November 2020

Vol. 1 No. 8 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article IPEd news General interest Branch news Events

Feature article


IPEd submission seeks increased arts funding

IPEd has called on the Federal Government to better support the arts sector in a submission to a Senate committee inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions.
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Profile: Elizabeth Spiegel
I became an editor almost by accident. In 1999, after working for the ATO in Newcastle for 14 years, I returned to Hobart as an IT trainer with the ATO. 
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Submission outlines harsh impacts of COVID-19
Welcome to the November issue of Gatherings.
This issue’s feature article is on IPEd’s latest submission to a parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions. 
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Rosie Award nominations open soon
The Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award (the Rosie) for editorial excellence honours the memory of Rosanne Fitzgibbon DE (1947–2012) — a distinguished editor of literary fiction, nonfiction and scholarly work in literary studies. 
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Digital Style Manual now live
The Australian Government’s digital Style Manual went live on 24 September. 
The manual is a free resource intended for anyone ‘who writes, edits or approves Australian Government content’, and is an initiative of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).
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Take the ELS exam online
The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) developed the Editors in Life Sciences (ELS) exam to test and evaluate proficiency in editing in the life sciences.
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Conference decision soon
A cloud of uncertainty has hung over the 2021 conference since COVID-19 hit. For the past six months, we’ve been working with the Finance and Risk Management Committee and IPEd Project Officer Tay Winchester on two options.
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2020 accreditation exam update
Exam registrations are at their highest level since the first exam in 2008. At the time of writing, with still a few weeks before registrations close on 8 November, just over 100 people have registered to sit the exam on Saturday 5 December.
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IPEd Mentoring Program gets a facelift
The IPEd Mentoring Program for editors was started as a pilot program by the Canberra Society of Editors (CSE).  
Since late 2012 it has grown from a CSE project to become an IPEd program in 2015 and has now expanded to New Zealand.
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General interest

NAPLAN review shows students’ deficiency in writing skills
Is writing being properly prioritised in the classroom after primary school?
A survey conducted by the authors of an opinion article published by The Conversation would suggest not.
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Remembering John Bangsund: A Modest Proposal 
Janet Mackenzie wrote in the introduction to At the Typeface, published by the Society of Editors (Victoria) in 2005:
‘The creation of a national organisation representing editors’ interests has been a long-term aim of the Society, first expressed in the Newsletter by John Bangsund in 1979.
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First IPEd-wide science editors Zoom meeting
The inaugural Zoom meeting of IPEd science editors on 9 October concentrated on technology. 
Margie Beilharz kindly took us through some of the ways she is using macros to avoid tedious, repetitive work in styling documents and comparing tables between an Excel version and a Word version.
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AUSIT webinar explores brand building
The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) invites IPEd members to register for a webinar titled ‘Using the power of social media to build your brand’. 
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From Holloway Road to … Holloway Road
In my early 20s I lived in an attic flat in Crouch End, north London. My downstairs neighbour was a crazy Kiwi from a place whose name I couldn’t pronounce at the time: Te Kuiti.
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The decolonised editor: a way forward for editorial best practice
Dr Radhiah Chowdhury is the Senior Audiobook Producer and Commissioning Editor at Penguin Random House Australia and the current Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellow.
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Vale Barbara Ker Wilson AM 
Before her time spent in Queensland, as remembered in the October 2020 Gatherings, the late Barbara Ker Wilson spent many years in publishing in Sydney.
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Branch news

EdANZ:

  • PD opportunities
  • Wellington catch-up meeting 
  • Academic editors hui
  • Fiction and poetry editors hui
  • Nonfiction, magazine editors hui
  • Government, business and NGOs hui
  • Future events
EdNSW:
  • EdNSW updates
  • Events
EdsQ:
  • Committee report from President Christine Atkinson
  • October member meeting
  • EdsQ celebrates 30 years
EdSA:
  • High-level 2021 strategy
  • New committee
  • Welcome to new members
  • Upcoming events
  • Communications report
EdTas:
  • EdTas names new IPEd Director
  • Annual lunch

EdVic:

  • President’s report
  • New members
  • Imitation is art: editing fan fiction and adaptation
  • PD update
  • Zoom networking cuppas
EdWA:
  • EdWA welcomes new members
  • Upcoming events

Events

EdVic: Preparing for the accreditation exam
Date:
Tuesday 10 November, 10am
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EdANZ: Punctuation refresher workshop: Solving tricky issues with Ann Philpott
Dates:
Sunday 15 November, 1pm and Sunday 29 November, 1pm 
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EdANZ: Achieving clarity through plain language with Meredith Thatcher
Date:
Thursday 19 November, 7.30pm 
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EdsQ: Celebrate 30 years
Date:
Wednesday 25 November, 6.45pm
Details to come.
 
EdVic: Editing the unusual
Date:
Saturday 28 November, 2pm
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EdTas: Pre-Christmas lunch
Date:
Sunday 29 November, noon
Location: Man O’ Ross Hotel
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EdNSW: End of year social event/s
Date:
One evening — or two — in December 2020
Details to come.

EdWA: Christmas lunch 
Date:
Sunday 6 December, noon
Location: Avocados in Kelmscott
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EdVic: Strategies for work over Christmas
Date:
Tuesday 8 December, 10am
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EdSA: Christmas trivia event 
Date:
Thursday 10 December
Details to come.
 
EdVic: 50th birthday celebration and Christmas party
Date:
 Friday 11 December, 6pm
Details to come.

EdSA: Christmas picnic at the Botanic Gardens
Date:
Sunday 13 December
Details to come.
 
EdANZ: Zoom Christmas party
Date:
Monday 14 December
Details to come.
 
EdNSW: The freelance editor’s toolkit
Date:
Tuesday 2 February, 7pm 
Details to come.

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