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From the committee

The report of our April meeting below (omitted from May Gatherings) appears below.

The committee did not schedule a meeting for May 2022 so our next meeting is set for Tuesday, 14 June 2022.

The EdNSW committee met on 12 April for its monthly meeting via Zoom, with two apologies.

Minutes of the March committee meeting were accepted and actions from previous meetings reviewed.

Written reports received included:

  • Accreditation Board delegate
  • branch budget commentary with preliminary estimates for March 2022
  • membership
  • mentoring
  • networking
  • presentation schedule and ideas.

We are delighted to announce Meredith McGowan has joined the committee as our Professional Development delegate. The committee looks forward to working with Meredith, and members can look forward to an update on workshops.

Our next speaker presentation is on 7 June 2022. Rosanna Arciuli and Virginia Morrison from the Copyright Agency will present Copyright aspects of online presenting and training. This will be a topical and useful talk, given the shift for many of us to working from home.

Our speakers and topics are confirmed for the rest of the year. There will be speaker presentations in September and October.

Our networking coordinator, Olivia Wroth, has been busy. Two regional editors’ lunches were held in March – on the South Coast and in Newcastle. Thanks to those who organised and attended these get-togethers. More are on the menu.

Arrangements are being made for a couple of members’ networking events in Sydney: a drinks night in May and our traditional mid-year dinner in July.

Two new IPEd members joined the branch in March.

There are currently four active mentorships in the NSW mentoring program. Thanks to those members who responded to our recent expression of interest for new mentees.

Our financial position remains sound and we continue to operate within budget guidelines. Preliminary estimates indicate revenue of $513 and expenditure of $372 in March.

Preparations continue for our Annual Branch Meeting on 2 August 2022. We have simplified our process for seeking branch committee nominations, and we encourage all branch members to consider joining the committee-to-be (for 2022-23).

The committee has reviewed the schedule of monthly meetings on a monthly basis. Much of our business these days is conducted out of session and in working groups. We plan to meet (online) six times a year, with additional meetings on an as-needs basis, going forward.

The next committee meeting is scheduled for 14 June 2022.

By Paul Anderson and Russell Noakes

The Editors New South Wales committee needs you

We are now planning our Annual Branch Meeting (ABM), to be held on Tuesday, 2 August. One of the functions of the ABM is to elect a committee for the following 12 months, and we are hoping that more of you may be willing to join us this year.

We will send out a call for committee nominations soon, including a list of the committee positions available, so please do consider volunteering some time to help us if you can. As well as the main positions, there are also smaller roles to support the running of our events, so you can take on as much or as little responsibility as you feel able. The more volunteers we get, the more we can offer New South Wales members without overburdening anyone.

Being part of our committee is a great way to widen your professional network, learn more about all areas of editing and support IPEd’s work to advocate for editors and create professional development opportunities for them. Our events and meetings are now conducted online, so you can participate wherever you are.

If you can spare a few hours each month and would be interested in helping us, please consider nominating for a position.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


By Julie Ganner AE


Many EdNSW events will continue to be held via Zoom.

Members are urged to check their email for the latest information on any event.

Bookings via the IPEd Events webpage.

Details of our next events are below.

Editors New South Wales winter dinner

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022
Time: 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm serving time
Location: Diethnes Greek Restaurant, 336 Pitt St, Sydney
Details: We look forward to revisiting Diethnes for a sumptuous Greek banquet shared with our editor colleagues. This has been our traditional venue for the winter dinner for many years and is always a well-attended event.

Dinner will be $55 per person (attendees order and pay for drinks separately)

Bookings: Invitations will be emailed to all members in the NSW branch. Please contact if you have not received the details by mid-June.

Editors New South Wales 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.