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.

The branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month except January. All branch meetings are held online, other than our two social dinners, which are held in Sydney in July and December each year.

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Bookings are essential. 

If you have speakers to suggest or topics you would like the branch to present, please contact ednsw.meetings@iped-editors.org.

Our July and December meetings are dinners and held at different venues and at a different cost.

Most speaker meetings are recorded and written up for the Gatherings newsletter each month.

2020 meetings to date:

February: Memoir from both sides of the fence – author and editor. Presenter Jacqueline Kent

March: Accreditation exam: an overview of the benefits and process. Presenters Linda Nix and James Bean

April: Health and medical editing: opportunities and pitfalls. Presenter Mark Ragg

May: News – good, bad, fake? What corpora can tell us about language usage. Presenter Claudia McQuillan.

June: Editor as historian. Presenter Cathy Perkins, State Library of NSW

2019 meetings:

Literary agents: what editors need to know
Technical editing
Educational publishing
Australian style
Copyright and IP
Annual winter dinner at Diethnes Restaurant
Editors NSW Annual Branch Meeting
Digital marketing for freelance editing businesses
Legal editing: an overview of LexisNexis publishing
Editing for accessibility
End-of-year dinner at the Kirribilli Flying Squadron

2018 meetings:

The benefits of the IPEd accreditation exam
Editing romance fiction
Readability: what makes text unreadable
The editor-author relationship
Annual winter dinner
Editors NSW Annual Branch Meeting
The juggling act of memoir editing and ghostwriting
End-of-year dinner at the Kirribilli Flying Squadron

2017 meetings:

A guide to the Australian manual of scientific style
An editor’s tale
How booksellers survived the death sentence
Macquarie Dictionary in 2017
Editors Networks
Annual winter dinner
Editors NSW Annual Branch Meeting
Editing in South Africa: where we are and where we are headed
Poetry editing and mentoring
An insight into the Residential Editorial Program 
End-of-year dinner at the Kirribilli Flying Squadron

2016 meetings: 

Evidence of hype – accuracy and clarity in science writing and editing
Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. AGM 2016
The Copy Collective presentation
Interview with Craig Munro, author of Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing
A report from the Sydney Writers Festival
Annual winter dinner
Understanding insurance and risk management for editors
Contracting and evaluating an index
Viva Novella
Editing theses
End-of-year dinner at the Kirribilli Flying Squadron

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