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From the committee

By Paul Anderson and Russell Noakes

The EdNSW committee met on 8 November for its monthly meeting via Zoom, with one apology.

Minutes of the October committee meeting were accepted and actions from previous meetings reviewed.

Written reports received included:

  • Accreditation Board delegate
  • branch budget commentary with financial outcomes to 31 October 2022
  • branch financial reports for September and October 2022
  • IPEd Director’s update
  • member liaison
  • member networking
  • mentoring
  • presentations schedule.

We are seeking a new workshop coordinator to join the committee and will issue an expression of interest for the position shortly. Please consider applying for this important role if you are interested in shaping our professional development program and organising branch workshops.

There was no speaker presentation in November. Our presentations schedule for 2023 is taking shape. The speakers and topics are confirmed for our first three events. Our next will be on 7 February: Linda Nix and Jess Fox will be our panellists for a discussion on “How to grow one’s freelance editing business”. The topic for our April event is “Short fiction editing”, and May will be “An update on the Australian Government Style Manual”. 

Thanks to those members who were able to join us for our networking drinks event on 2 November at the Rabbit Bar at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney; and to those editors who lunched at the Alexandra Hotel in Leura on 17 November. The latter was our sixth (and last) regional editors’ lunch of the year. This series has been one of the networking successes of 2022. The committee thanks the various members who volunteered to host, Olivia Wroth, networking coordinator, and Susie Pilkington, administration officer, for organising these lunches.

Three new IPEd members joined the branch in October, one professional member and two associate members.

The mentoring committee received three new applications from mentees (one from New South Wales) and two new applications from mentors. Overall, there is one active mentorship involving a New South Wales mentee, and six New South Wales mentors are currently mentoring.

Our annual end-of-year dinner is on the evening of 6 December at Foys in Kirribilli. We look forward to seeing you there.

As this is the last Gatherings of the year, we wish you all a safe and happy festive season.

The next committee meeting is scheduled for 10 January 2023.


Welcome to new members

By Kaaren Sutcliffe AE

EdNSW is pleased to welcome the following new members:

Professional: Kathryn Knight.

Associate: Melissa Fagan and Joanne Egan.


Networking drinks

By Elizabeth Beach AE

It was lovely to get together and meet editors old and new at our meetup for after-work drinks at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday 2 November. Although we have no photographic proof, ten of us were there to chew the fat and share our tales from the editing frontline. We are looking forward to meeting again at the dinner in December.



Many EdNSW events will continue to be held via Zoom.

Please check your email for the latest information on any event.

Bookings can be made via the IPEd Events webpage.

Events for 2023 will be promoted in the coming months.

Before then, members will have the opportunity to attend:

Editors NSW end-of-year dinner

Date: Tuesday 6 December 2022
Time: 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start AEDT
Location: Foys Kirribilli, Sydney Flying Squadron club, 76 McDougall Street, Kirribilli NSW 2061
Details: Join us for the December dinner at our usual spot down on the harbour at Foys Kirribilli in the Sydney Flying Squadron club. We’ll share a feast of main courses and dessert. Cost includes dinner and a raffle ticket to win some lovely literary prizes. Guests will purchase their own drinks at the bar.
Bookings: Invitations have been emailed to all members in the NSW branch. Please contact if you have not received the details.