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November 2021
Vol. 2 No. 10 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article

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IPEd’s survey of members – results now available

The results of IPEd’s survey of members in April 2021 are now available
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IPEd news

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Profile — Nicole Mathers
In this issue of Gatherings, we profile Nicole Mathers, IPEd’s Administration and Board Secretariat.
When and why did you join the IPEd team? I originally joined EdVic as the contracted Administration Officer in March 2013.
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CEO column

CEO offers bouquets
First, a big thank-you to all the IPEd volunteers who so willingly give their time and effort to help.
With the UN-designated International Volunteers Day approaching on 5 December, it’s timely to recognise the awesome effort so many of you put into assisting IPEd. 
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Update on the Standards revision
The request for expressions of interest in joining the IPEd Standards Working Party (ISWP) gained us several new volunteers.
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General interest

Editing towards the heart of universities’ writing problem
Are universities teaching students to write badly? In a thought-provoking presentation at the 2021 IPEd conference, Kai Jensen AE offered a diagnosis of the writing culture at Australian universities, suggested a potential cure and invited editors and their professional organisations to get involved.
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Editor without borders
She arrives in town, edits and rides off into the sunset. Who was that masked editor?
Robyn Flemming was the guest presenter at an online speaker meeting hosted by EdNSW on 5 October 2021.
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Cryptic crossword No. 12
ACROSS: 1 Awkwardly divulge onscreen excesses … (15) 9 … and burst forth with true version, admitting final screw-up (5) 10 Private members contrive a giant lie (9)
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EdsQ: Recent developments in language, from an editor’s perspective
Date: Wednesday 3 November, 6.45pm
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EdANZ: Mental health Zoom hui
Date: Tuesday 16 November, 7.30pm
Book here.

EdNSW: Editors’ lunch
Date: Thursday 18 November
Location: Somewhere in the Blue Mountains
Booking link to come.

EdVic: Addressing gender and sexuality as editors, with Roz Bellamy
Date: Thursday 25 November, 6pm
Booking link to come.

EdsQ: End-of-year dinner evenings across all Queensland regions
Date: Friday 3 December
Venue: Brisbane members will dine at Mu’ooz in West End
Booking link to come.

EdVic: End-of-year picnic
Date: Sunday 5 December, 1pm
Venue: Fitzroy Gardens (near Cooks’ Cottage), East Melbourne
Booking link to come.

EdANZ: Wellington editors catch-up
Date: Tuesday 7 December, 11am
Venue: Frank’s Coffee and Eats, 116 The Terrace
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EdNSW: December dinner
Date: Tuesday 7 December, 6.30pm
Location: Sydney Flying Squadron, Kirribilli 
Booking link to come.

EdVic: End-of-year event
Date: Thursday 9 December, 6pm
Booking link to come.

EdANZ: Auckland editors Saturday catch-up
Date: Saturday 11 December, 2pm
Venue: Galbraith’s Alehouse, 2 Mt Eden Road, Eden Terrace
Booking link to come.

EdANZ: Branch Christmas party
Date: Tuesday 14 December, 7.30pm
Booking link to come.

EdsQ: Summer picnic
Date: Saturday 23 January
Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood
Booking link to come.