Canberra Society comes of age
Posted on: 05 February 2014
The Canberra Society of Editors marked its twenty-first birthday with a celebratory dinner in December just passed. Started by a pioneering group in 1992, the society has grown steadily and, at the end of 2013, had some 170 members, a mix of freelancers and editors employed in government, academia, and business and commerce.
Jack Waterford AM, editor-at-large of The Canberra Times and a long-time friend of the society, was the guest speaker at the dinner, which was also the occasion for the society to announce the elevation to Honorary Life Membership of four of its members – Ted Briggs AE, Ed Highley, Elizabeth Murphy DE and Virginia Wilton AE – in recognition of their ‘outstanding and sustained voluntary contribution to the Society and to the advancement of the editing profession’. They joined inaugural life members Peter Judge and Loma Snooks.
A full report on the event is in the November–December issue of The Canberra Editor, available online at www.editorscanberra.org.