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June 2022
Vol. 3 No. 5 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article

Ted Briggs and Elizabeth Manning Murphy

A fond farewell – our mentoring program founders pass on the baton

Ted Briggs AE and Elizabeth Manning Murphy DE are more than simply the founders of IPEd’s Mentoring Program: they have also been its beating heart, emotional core, fierce protectors and greatest advocates. As they step down from the mentoring program, we thank them for their invaluable contributions.

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IPEd news

CEO column

CEO’s message

We’ve got two exciting announcements this month. The IPEd conference is happening in May 2023. This will be a virtual event, in response to your survey feedback. Also, we’ll soon be offering a new membership tier for our soon-to-graduate student members – one year graduate memberships at student rates.

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Accreditation renewals due in 2021

Exam preparation workshops

If you’re planning to sit the exam this year but you missed the first two rounds of exam preparation workshops, don’t despair – we are running a final set of workshops in June.

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Superannuation – who is entitled to it?

Editors can be paid for their editing work under a range of different work arrangements, some of which make them eligible to receive superannuation, even if they are sole traders.

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Upgrade your membership

Why should you upgrade your membership?

As with any other professional organisation, IPEd aims to develop members and the profession. As members, we have the opportunity to bring both our career and the profession to the next level. These two things go hand in hand.

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General interest

Paying it forward – Helping a new researcher from the Solomon Islands get published

I have recently had the satisfying experience of working closely with a new researcher, based in the Solomon Islands, to produce his first article for journal publication.”

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Event report: The heart of editing a romance

Romance stories are not all the same – they are as different as every person reading this. Here are key questions to consider when you’re editing a romance.

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In fine company

Many times in my life I’ve worked as a writer or editor. Sometimes it’s been a lonely gig. Other times I’ve been welcomed as part of a larger team…”

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Event report: Grammar nerds of the world untie

The program synopsis deliberately included enough clangers to have any editor either twitch or salivate. Thankfully a panel of imminent, whoops, eminent editors, chaired by IPEd Chair Ruth Davies, were around to lend a hand at this Brisbane Writers Festival event.

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Book review: Teaching publishing and editorial practice by Jocelyn Hargrave

How can tertiary programs best prepare graduates for industry? How well does their learning translate to the workplace? These questions guide Dr Jocelyn Hargrave’s recent study into teaching and editorial practice.

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Event report: Accessibility matters

Access to print material is not a choice; lack or limitation of access is profoundly challenging for vision-impaired people. Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya, a member of IPEd’s Accessibility Initiative Working Party, was a part of an expert panel discussing print accessibility at this Brisbane Writers Festival event.

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Cryptic crossword No. 15

Instructions: Five of the solutions are classic Australian 23ds, one in singular. These clues don’t include a separate definition – only the cryptic elements needed to get to the solution.

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EdWA: Read Like an Editor Book Club – Endings

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm AWST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here


EdWA: Artificial intelligence and editing with Amara Motala

Date: 16 June 2022, 6.00 pm to 7.00pm AWST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here


EdANZ: Their life in your hands – Editing memoir 

Date: Saturday 11 and 18 June 202212.00 pm to 3.00 pm AEST, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm NZST
Location: online via Zoom
Details: This workshop is for editors interested in expanding their practice into memoir, and for those who would like to consolidate their skills. It features new content and hands-on activities.
Book: here


EdVic: Seduce the writing: the editor as mentor, with Dr Eugen Bacon – speaker event

Date: Thursday 23 June 2022, 6.00 pm to 7.00pm AEST
Location: online via Zoom
Book: here


EdVic: Grammar in a nutshell – workshop

Dates: 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm AEST for all sessions, Friday 24 June and Friday 1 July 2022
Location: online via Zoom


EdVic: Editors networking lunch – Melbourne

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022, 12.30 pm AEST
Location: The Fitz Café, 347 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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.


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.