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July 2022
Vol. 3 No. 6 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article

Ted Briggs and Elizabeth Manning Murphy

Copyright aspects of online presenting and training

Here is a useful and quick overview of the principles of copyright law and some tips for ensuring your presentation and training materials comply.

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IPEd news

CEO column

CEO’s message

Congratulations to Kerry Davies AE and Stephanie Holt AE, who have been selected to work on the third edition of The editor’s companion. This month, we also share an Editorial Arts Academy report on a survey of the best marketing strategies for freelance book editors.

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Accreditation renewals due in 2021

Accreditation exam closing date reminders

Registrations for the accreditation exam close on 22 July. Check out the IPEd website for the registration procedure, costs and the form.

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Why invigilate at the accreditation exam?

Invigilating is a way for accredited editors to give back to the profession, and to catch up with colleagues we may not see often. It also counts towards our professional development when it comes time to renew our accreditation.

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IPEd acquires an educational copyright licence

IPEd has purchased an educational copyright licence from the Copyright Agency. This means that our presenters and trainers now have greater access to course and practice material when conducting training for IPEd.

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Accessibility Initiative Working Party

Website redevelopment update

During May, IPEd members participated in user testing, including a card sorting activity and a treejack activity, which provided excellent feedback on how members use the menus and where information is expected to be located.

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Accessibility Initiative Working Party
Creating “born accessible” publications: Report from the Round Table conference

IPEd’s Accessibility Initiative Working Party is researching print accessibility solutions that work as well for print, tactile and other formats as they do for digital materials.

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General interest


Event report: “Artificial intelligence in the literary landscape” with Amara Motala

Freelance editor Amara Motala presented her Master’s dissertation, “Computer generated works in the literary landscape: artificial intelligence and modern poetry”.

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Event report: Read Like an Editor Book Club

Our book club discussed endings we loved and those that left us feeling less than satisfied, the expectations of readers within a genre and how authors can play off those, and much more.

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Event report: “Tax for freelancers” with Bob Poolman

Arts accountant Bob Poolman gave an informative presentation on starting out on the right foot as a freelancer, record keeping done right and how to avoid tax pitfalls.

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Cryptic Crossword No. 16

Some of the answers to this crossword are (possibly obscure) quotes from books and films. Enjoy!

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Event report: “How to create a marketing-friendly website” with Lisa Callinan

Writer and teacher Lisa Callinan delivered a presentation on how to create a marketing-friendly website.

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EdVic: IPEd-wide science editors Zoom networking session

Date: Tuesday 5 July, 11.00 am to 12.00 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here



EdVic: “Editing historical fiction and non-fiction” – Zoom Cuppa

Date: Friday 8 July 2022, 11.00 am AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here


EdVic: Annual branch meeting

Date: Thursday 14 July 2022, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here

EdVic: “Writing and editing across genres” with Alice Pung – speaker event

Date: Thursday 14 July 2022, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here

EdNSW: EdNSW winter dinner

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022, 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm serving time
Location: Diethnes Greek Restaurant, 336 Pitt Street, Sydney
Book: Invitations will be emailed to all members of the NSW branch. Please contact if you have not received the details by mid-June.


EdANZ: “Anti-hustle marketing and business development for freelancers”

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm NZST
Venue: online via Zoom
Details: Presenter Letitia Henville will discuss the three-part anti-hustle strategy she has used to double her freelance income in the past 12 months. She’ll discuss how giving away your favourite editing secrets, putting the spotlight on others, and amplifying the IPEd brand can bring you more clients – and enable you to help other editors find clients too.
Cost: free; open only to IPEd members
Booking details: to follow


EdNSW: EdNSW annual branch meeting

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2022, 7.00 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Details and bookings: open to branch members only; details to be sent via email closer to the date.


EdNSW: “Defamation law for editors” – speaker presentation

Date: Tuesday 6 September 2022, 7.00 pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Details: This presentation will introduce the basics of defamation law, before discussing how editors can manage the risk of defamation litigation. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions about hypothetical situations. The presenter will be Aditya Vasudevan, a solicitor on the Arts Law staff. The presentation will be hosted by Arts Law.
Bookings: Details to be sent via email closer to the date.



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