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June 2020

Vol. 1 No. 3 ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article    IPEd news     General interest     Branch news    Events

Feature article

Pay rates for self-employed editors now on IPEd website
IPEd's Pay Rates Working Party (PRWP) has been working to research, discuss, calculate and present something many editors have been needing for years: a guide to hourly pay rates for self-employed editors.
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IPEd News

New chair takes the reins
I am honoured to have been nominated and selected to the position of IPEd Chair at our Board meeting on 25 May, taking over from Kerry Davies.
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CEO column
Welcome to the June issue of Gatherings.
We announced the new title last month and this month we unveil the masthead.
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IPEd welcomes first Affiliate relationship
IPEd is delighted to welcome our first Affiliate, Cadman Training. Read more ...

Profile: IPEd Chair Ruth Davies
In this issue of Gatherings, IPEd introduces a new section in which we will profile an IPEd office bearer. Launching the section, we start with IPEd’s new chair Ruth Davies.
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Branch presidents' report on videoing
You will have noticed in advertisements that some branch speaker events are being recorded and made available after the event.

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Report for Standing Committee on Awards and Prizes (SCAP)
SCAP has been working on reviewing the IPEd Prize, which we understand has been a little down the priority list for the coordinators of editing courses in the last few months!
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Report for Communications Working Party (CWP)
CWP has shifted its focus in the last month or so from the IPEd-wide newsletter to moving branch website content to the IPEd website.
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General interest


Qld May meeting report:
Editors with disabilities: equality, empathy, excellence and resilience

Jeni Lewington’s presentation to the Editors Queensland May Zoom meeting was like Jeni herself: inspirational, honest, practical, funny and skilful.

SA May meeting report:
Tax returns: necessary evil or imaginative fiction, with Lauren Thiel

On 19 May, Editors SA hosted a Zoom meeting with accountant Lauren Thiel from The Real Thiel. Lauren covered five key areas for freelancers, sole business traders and creatives.

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NSW May meeting report:
News – good, bad, fake? What corpora can tell us about language usage

Corpora are excellent tools to have in your toolbox for certain types of searches where you could not really use a dictionary, and so I hope you will find this talk on how to use corpora interesting and maybe even intriguing.
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ANZ May meeting report:
South Island members catch up

In early May, we had the opportunity to catch up with other editors in our regions. The South Island meeting kicked off the series with 16 attendees, of which 10 were IPEd members.
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Book review: Death of a Typographer by Nick Gadd
I wonder whether, years from now, we’ll remember with special affection books read during COVID-19 isolation.
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Q&A: Philip Bryan
Philip is an editor and writer who has been self-employed for nearly 20 years. He works in almost every field: corporate, government and academic, plus all levels of educational publishing from primary to higher education. He also proofreads trade fiction. He was interviewed by EdVic Vice President Jane Fitzpatrick AE.
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Etymology: crisis
Crisis (n), a turning point in a given situation: for example (a) the turning point for (better or worse) in an acute medical situation or (b) the crucial moment in which a decisive change is impending.
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Etymology: June
Whether you subscribe to the season starting on the first day of the month or at the solstice, June is the start of the wet, windy, cold winter season in New Zealand.
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Aesthetica fiction award
If you are supplementing your editing work with creative writing, there is an award for poetry and short fiction that may be of interest to you.
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HNSA fiction prize
For members who are authors in addition to being editors, the Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and its partners have launched a prize worth $30,000.
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Branch news

Editors ANZ

  • From the president
  • New members

Editors NSW

  • From the committee
  • Call for committee members
  • Branch budget
  • Speaker meetings
  • Social media
  • IPEd newsletter
  • Website

Editors Qld

  • From the committee
  • New members 

Editors SA

  • From the president
  • New member profile: Selena Ewing
  • Communications report.
  • A quibble of editors
  • What our members are reading


Editors Tas
  • From the president
  • Conference news

Editors Vic
  • From the vice-president
  • New members
  • Introducing new Accreditation Board delegate
  • New position: Student Adviser to committee
  • Zoom networking events
  • Student networking events
  • Accreditation update with Adam Finlay


Auckland editors' catch up: in-person meeting
Date: Saturday 13 June 2020, 2.30pm
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A long time ago in a galaxy far away
(a brief history of ebooks and how genre fiction changed how we read)

Thursday 25 June 2020, 6.00pm
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Vic Annual Branch Meeting
Date: Thursday 16 July 2020
Details to come.

NSW mid-year dinner
Date: One evening in July
To be determined.

NSW Annual Branch Meeting

Date: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Details to come.

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