IPEd

June 2021
Vol. 2 No. 5 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature Article

Rosie Award shortlist announced

Rosie Award shortlist announced
IPEd is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, IPEd’s award for editorial excellence.
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IPEd News

Profile: Dr Linda Nix AE

Profile: Dr Linda Nix AE
In this issue of Gatherings, we profile Accreditation Board Chair Dr Linda Nix AE.
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CEO's message

CEO’s message
At the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), I was pleased to co-present the Author-Editor Showcase session.
It featured editor Anne-Marie Te Whiu, author Grace Lucas-Pennington and session chair and author Ashley Hay.
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HLM profile: Karen Disney

HLM profile: Karen Disney DE
In this issue, we profile Honorary Life Member (HLM) Karen Disney DE.
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Accreditation Board news

Accreditation Board news
Next accreditation exam
As part of an IPEd plenary held before the 2021 conference, the Accreditation Board will announce the date of the next accreditation exam.
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Conference update

Conference update
We hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming conference. 
In case you’ve missed the news, IPEd’s 10th Editors Conference Editing on the edges will be presented by EdTas in late June 2021. 
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Mentoring Program update

Mentoring Program update
Next workshop 
Another mentoring workshop is coming up on 17 June. These short workshops are for anyone thinking of becoming a mentor in the program, or is already a mentor but would like to brush up on their skills. 
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General Interest

Pathways to editing: is there a right way?
I was speaking to a fellow editor who was bemoaning their heavy workload, and the fact their boss’s solution to the problem was to ‘just give some editing to the assistant’.
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Creating clarity in the workplace: the rise of plain English
As a metaphor for plain English, Patricia Hoyle used the little black dress: it is ‘really good quality, looks smart and has a certain elegance to it’.
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Cryptic crossword
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‘Research/teaching in editing/publishing’, EdsQ speaker presentation with Dr Dallas J Baker  
Associate Professor in writing, editing and publishing at the University of Southern Queensland Dr Dallas J Baker is well aligned with the editing and publishing landscape in Australia.
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Using plain English in fact and fiction
Plain English, often thought to be valid only in non-fiction texts, can also extend to works of fiction.
Author Katherine Kirk explores the concept in an article published by IPEd affiliate, the UK-based Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).
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How language reinforces discrimination against women
Editors and word-nerds alike know how the roots of language often unveil a deeper meaning — both on and off the page. 
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Events

EdsQ: Cuppa catch-up
Date: 
Wednesday 9 June, 9.30am
Location: Cenzo’s Cafe + Bar, Lumley Street, Upper Mount Gravatt
Booking link to come.

EdNSW: Editors’ lunch
Date:
 Thursday 24 June, 12.30pm
Location: King Tide Café, 9 Dangar Rd, Brooklyn 
Booking link to come.

EdSA: Networking event
Date:
 Wednesday 30 June, 6pm
Location: The Kentish Hotel in North Adelaide
Booking link to come.

2021 IPEd Conference
Dates: 
28 June to 30 June
Book here.

EdNSW: Mid-year dinner
Date:
 One evening in July
Booking link to come.

EdsQ: Christmas in July Dinner
Date: 
Wednesday 7 July
Location: Ship Inn, Sidon Street, South Brisbane.
Booking link to come.

EdsQ: Annual Branch Meeting 
Date: 
Wednesday 7 August
Booking link to come.