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June 2024
Vol. 5 No. 5 | ISSN: 2652-5836


We’re celebrating, and thanking, IPEd volunteers this month. Did you know volunteering comes with lots of fantastic benefits? In this month’s feature story, we explore those benefits and hear from some of our wonderful volunteers on the benefits they receive from volunteering. 

We recently caught up with Camha Pham, recipient of the IPEd Scholarship for the APA’s Residential Editorial Program, to discuss the value of professional development, Camha’s takeaways from the program and her advice to anyone thinking of applying.

We have updates on the 2025 IPEd Conference and membership rates. Plus, we’re sharing news about the ANZSI Indexing Awards and ANZSI John Simkin Medal, and an informative read from the Accreditation Board about what to expect on exam day. 

A reminder: if you passed the accreditation exam in 2009 or 2014, it’s time to renew your accreditation. Applications for renewal are open from 1 May to 31 July. If you are in either of these cohorts and have not yet received an email about your renewal, please contact Charlotte Cottier AE at

IPEd members can access a 5% discount off the RRP of The Design Manual when buying online. Find the discount code in the member portal.

Congratulations to Andrea McKay, Mark Lock and Casey Mulder, our prize winners from the 2024 Member Survey. Stay tuned for more about the Member Survey soon. 

A big welcome to the student members who joined IPEd or renewed their membership during our student membership drive in May. Congratulations to Joyce Protacio, the major prize winner and to Camila Gonzalez Martinez and Rose-Marie Helen Muller, the runners-up prize winners.

There’s lots more to read in this issue so why not dive right in?

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Special Interest Group for Academic Editors (SIGAE)
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024

  • Join the SIGAE to meet like-minded colleagues, discuss your experiences in the field and ask curly questions. This free Special Interest Group presents an excellent opportunity to make new connections, gain a wider understanding of the discipline, and simply get to know fellow colleagues. So come along and join us for a cuppa! 

Editors Victoria networking lunch
Date: Friday 14 June 2024

  • Feeling the need to share that editing experience with another editor? Come and join the Editors Victoria crew for a networking lunch and social catch-up where we’ll chat about all things editing. 

Editors Tasmania longest night book club
Date: Saturday 22 June 2024

  • Celebrate the winter solstice with an informal get-together to talk about the books we’ve been reading. Members and non-members of IPEd are welcome.

Structural editing fiction for publishers with Kate Goldsworthy
Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

  • This two-hour workshop will walk you through some of the ins and outs of structurally editing trade adult fiction.

Editors New South Wales members’ mid-year dinner
Date: Tuesday 2 July 2024

  • Save the date! More details to come soon.

Structural editing nonfiction for publishers with Kate Goldsworthy
Date: Tuesday 2 July 2024

  • This two-hour workshop will walk you through some of the ins and outs of structurally editing trade memoirs and other nonfiction books for publishing houses. 

Editors Victoria Annual Branch Meeting and speaker event – STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story UNPLUGGED
Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024

  • Save the date! More details to come soon. 

    Editors New South Wales 2024 Annual Branch Meeting and presentation
    Date: Tuesday 6 August 2024

    • More details to come soon. 

    2024 IPEd accreditation exam
    Date: Monday 12 August 2024


    Australian and New Zealand editors have a long history of volunteering in support of their industry. If not for their efforts, we wouldn’t have an accreditation exam, the IPEd standards for editing practice or any of the valuable and practical tools and resources developed by our standing committees and working parties.

    “IPEd’s volunteers are at the heart of our organisation, whether they’re bringing their ideas to the fascinating branch speaker programs, their energy to local member gatherings, or their extensive experience to our policy development, research and advocacy,” IPEd Chair Stephanie Holt said. 

    In 2023, Camha Pham was awarded the IPEd Scholarship for the Australian Publishers Association’s 2024 Residential Editorial Program (REP), a week-long mentorship opportunity for mid-career editors.

    We caught up with Camha after she attended REP in late April to discuss the value of professional development, her takeaways from the program and her advice to anyone thinking of applying.

    An introduction to proofreading comics from Editors Canada

    Just how different is editing a comic book or graphic novel? Are the skills you use when editing prose transferable? In this introduction to proofreading comics, Madeleine Vasaly delves into some of the things to keep top of mind when editing comics. 

    Read more on the Editor’s Canada blog.

    Dealing with scope creep from CIEP

    Scope creep happens when a project’s workload expands beyond what was originally agreed between the client and the editor or proofreader. This fact sheet will help you learn strategies for identifying and dealing with scope creep to avoid negative consequences for you, your client or the project.

    Find more on the CIEP website.

    Note this is not a free resource.

    Congratulations to Editors Victoria’s communications officer, Cecile Shanahan, who has recently been promoted to the role of lead curator for the Bendigo Writers Festival 2024, which takes place in August.

    Congratulations also to Caroline Arnoul, Editors Victoria’s professional development officer, for her shortlisting for The Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger.