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August 2021
Vol. 2 No. 7 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article

IPEd announces Rosie award winner

Editors as boundary umpires

For an audience of Australian editors, few things are as fascinating as listening to a professor of linguistics talk about developments in Australian English. It’s a bit like watching the Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage updating itself.
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IPEd news

Nick Pilavidis

Profile: Nick Pilavidis
In this issue of Gatherings, we profile Finance Director Nick Pilavidis.
When and why did you join IPEd?
I joined IPEd as a volunteer in 2019 in response to a call for a director to add some financial experience to the board.

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CEO commends our first online conference organisers

CEO’s message
In this issue we start sharing articles written by volunteer authors from the presentations at the recent highly successful IPEd conference.
The articles will appear in forthcoming issues and will be tagged with #IPEdConf21 for ease of grouping them together. 
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2022 accreditation exam dates

PerfectIt review
Many editors swear by PerfectIt as a must-have tool to help produce consistent and style-adhering texts. A new style sheet to be released on 10 August, developed in conjunction with The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), takes PerfectIt to a new level.
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General interest

Give your editing the edge: Integrate the IPEd Code of Ethics and the Standards into your editing practice
It’s no secret that editing work comes in many shapes, and that editors arrive in the editing profession from vastly different backgrounds.
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Inclusive publishing in Australia in context
Agata Mrva-Montoya’s engaging IPEd conference presentation, “Inclusive publishing in Australia in context”, began with an overview of why accessibility is important — not least because of the significant number of readers in Australia who are living with a print disability.
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Off the edge: planning for the unplanned
Sally’s presentation on planning for the unplanned was an excellent reminder of good business practices that many of us think about, but often forget to actually put in place.
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Book review: The Art of Gathering
The Art of Gathering: How we meet and why it matters, by Priya Parker
We humans gather a lot. We get together for dinner parties, school reunions, weddings, funerals, workplace bonding activities … and conferences.
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Cryptic crossword No. 9
ACROSS 1. Sailor, fed up, gets nothing at all (4) 4. Epilogue always gives expression to striving (9) 9. One before one — by first principle (1,6) 10. Primate, two-thirds rat, turned up — found in old Persian Armoury (7)
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Date: Wednesday 4 August, 6.45pm
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EdsQ: Great two-state debate
Date: Wednesday 4 August, 6.55pm
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EdTas: Conference recap
Date: Wednesday 11 August, 7pm
Venue: 121 Macquarie Street (next to St David’s Cathedral)
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EdSA: Grammar refresher workshop
Dates: Saturday 14 August, 21 August and 28 August, 10am
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EdsQ: Lunch in Brisbane
Date: Saturday 21 August
Venue: Continental Cafe in New Farm
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Date: Tuesday 24 August, 6pm
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EdVic: Editing tools to boost your productivity
Date: Tuesday 31 August, 7pm
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EdsQ: Speaker presentation with Grace Lucas-Pennington
Date: Wednesday 1 September
Booking link to come.

EdNSW: Which book to read now? What choice do I have?
Date: Tuesday 7 September, 7pm
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EdVic: Working with Microsoft Word styles and templates
Date: Friday 10 September, 1pm
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EdTas: ABM
Date: Monday 20 September
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