IPEd Editors Conference

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September 2020

Vol. 1 No. 6 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article IPEd news General interest Branch news       Events

Feature article

ILF empowers children to love reading

To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on 2 September, IPEd Communications Consultant Kate Tilley interviewed Indigenous Literacy Foundation Program Director Tina Raye and Publishing Manager Kathy Mossop.

IPEd news

Profile: NSW Branch President Robert Rowe
In this issue of Gatherings, we profile NSW Branch President Robert Rowe.
When and why did you join IPEd?
In late 2014, having just moved to Sydney, with years of experience writing and editing scientific, health, and technical articles and reports throughout my career, I decided it would be good to work as a freelance academic editor and writer.
News from CEO Karen Lee

IPEd has been active on a range of fronts since the last issue of Gatherings.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the activities. 

Calling all ANZ science editors

The informal, Melbourne-based group of freelance science editors known as SciFlyers is taking advantage of the move to online activities to spread its wings.

Mentoring? What’s that?
We can’t count the number of times we’ve been asked that question. It usually comes from people thinking of expanding their skills but don’t know what kind of guidance they need.

Expanded scope for IPEd Prize

The IPEd Prize is awarded annually to enhance the profession of editing by supporting student work on issues in editing and publishing.
In past years, the IPEd Prize of $250 was restricted to a student essay or paper.

Conference 2021 update

The conference committee is working towards an in-person conference, while developing options for delegates to attend remotely or access recordings of presentations.

IPEd introduces ideas forums for members

IPEd will hold forums where members can contribute and discuss ideas. The forums will be run twice a year and IPEd invites members to join the first forum for 2020.

General interest

Five #EditingLifeHacks to make you more productive
Productivity. Aren’t you over it? It is no longer enough to sit in front of your computer and stare at the screen for half an hour while you place that comma and then reposition it and then take it out completely. 

IPEd member Amanda Curtin wins the WA Writer’s Fellowship
Longstanding Editors WA member Amanda Curtin said she found it hard to speak when she took out the Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship at the 2019 WA Premier’s Book Awards. 

Etymology — polka dot
A while ago I had a song on the brain — that ridiculous old one about a woman in a too-small swimming costume — I won’t name it, because then you’ll get it on the brain, too. It set me thinking along a few different trains, but one of them was wondering, why is it polka dot? 

Cryptic crossword No. 4
ACROSS: 1 Must take last bits of warmth from thought (5) 4 Person next door is in drunken binge hour (9) 9 Clearly state one measure after another (7) 10 Head spy and intel organisation twitch, but show nerve (7)

Communications for the people — all people
It starts with the simplest of questions: ‘Who is the reader?’ It’s a fundamental question — perhaps the first one we need to ask when we take on an editing job.

Hachette launches summer internship program
Hachette Australia has launched a new annual summer internship program for anyone interested in a career in publishing.
The full-time (38 hours a week) internship runs for four months and will be offered each summer.

Branch news


  • First-ever committee holds first-ever ABM
  • New members
  • EdANZ Zoom catch-up for editors of self-publishing writers
  • Editors who work with government departments, businesses and NGOs
  • Catch-up for editors working with trade publishers
  • New Editors Q&A
  • EdANZ Zoom meeting for those in academic editing
  • Future events/meetings/training
  • EdNSW names new committee
  • Annual Branch Meeting (ABM) 2020
  • Events
  • EdsQ new committee named
  • The value of editors: On the road to publication
  • Branch President Lauren bids farewell
  • Welcome, new member
  • Editors SA communication and marketing update
  • Upcoming events
  • President invites your help
  • New President greets members
  • Vale John Bangsund
  • New members
  • New member profile: Anthea Wynn
  • New member profile: Nadia Pitisano 
  • Editors Victoria workshop: Advanced macros with Kevin O’Brien
  • Upcoming course
  • September meeting
  • Revival of Editors WA


EdSA: Annual Branch Meeting
  Wednesday 9 September 2020, 6.30pm
Book here.

EdANZ: Annual Branch Meeting
Tuesday 22 September 2020, 7.30pm
Book here.

EdVic: Imitation is art: editing fan fiction and adaptation 
Thursday 24 September 2020, 6pm
Book here.

EdNSW: Sensitivity readers
Tuesday 6 October 2020, 7pm (note: the clocks change on Sunday 4 October)
Booking link to come.

EdsQ: Branch members meeting presentation with Maree Kimberley
Wednesday 7 October 2020
Booking link to come.

EdSA: Book Club
 Thursday 15 October 2020, 6.30pm 
Booking link to come.

EdVic: Punctuation refresher: solving tricky issues
Saturday 17 October 2020,11am-1pm and Saturday 31 October 2020, 11am-12pm. Note: Both workshops are included in your booking.
Book here.

EdNSW: Fiction editing
Tuesday 3 November 2020, 7pm
Booking link to come.


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