IPEd

May 2021
Vol. 2 No. 4 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature Article

Ted Briggs awarded the Mackenzie

Ted Briggs awarded the Mackenzie
And the Janet Mackenzie Medal 2021 winner is …
IPEd is proud to announce that the winner of the 2021 Janet Mackenzie Medal (the Mackenzie) is Edwin (Ted) Briggs AE.
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IPEd News

Profile: Dr Gail Wilson

Profile: Dr Gail Wilson
This issue of Gatherings profiles Standing Committee on Awards and Prizes (SCAP) Chair Dr Gail Wilson.
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CEO's message

CEO’s message
The Pay Rates Working Party (PRWP) call for expressions of interest to join the group closes on Monday 10 May. 
This is a great opportunity to help make a difference to the income and working conditions of editors, both in-house and freelance. 
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IPEd editors survey

IPEd editors survey
A very big thank-you to the more than 500 members who completed the recent IPEd editors survey. 
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Conference update

Conference update
We are just over eight weeks away from IPEd’s 10th editors conference: Editing on the edges
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Why I belong to IPEd

Why I belong to IPEd
Last week, I renewed my IPEd membership. 
As membership fees need to be budgeted for, I thought it would be a good exercise to write down all the reasons I continue to roll over my membership.
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General Interest

An editor becomes an author
My debut novel, Eye of a Rook, was published in February by Fremantle Press, and I couldn’t be happier seeing it on bookshop shelves. It seems I am an author now, as well as an editor.
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Trivia night
How many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine? See below for the answer. This was one of the 30 general-knowledge questions put to players at EdNSW’s inaugural online trivia night on 6 April. 
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Postscript
Also at the EdNSW trivia event (thank you again to all who attended and to those who worked hard to make it all happen), we ran the second iteration of a fun poll. 
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Writers need to learn how to work with AI, not against it
Artificial intelligence (AI) writers are rapidly producing more of the content we read online, with little help needed from humans.
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Events

EdNSW: Plain English
Date: 
Tuesday 4 May, 7pm 
Book here.

EdsQ: Cuppa Catch-up 
Date: 
Wednesday 12 May
Location: To be announced
Booking link to come.

EdVic: Dance steps to reboot for the new future
Dates:
 Saturday 22 May, Monday 24 May, Wednesday 26 May, 10am
Book here.

EdNSW: Pragmatism overrides ethics? Editing for clients in Dutch academia
Date:
 Tuesday 1 June, 7pm
Booking link to come.

EdsQ: Christmas in July
Date: 
Wednesday 7 July 
Location: The Ship Inn, Southbank
Booking link to come.

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