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March 2023
Vol. 4 No. 2 | ISSN: 2652-5836

Feature article

Lauren Connell

Meet Lauren Connell, winner of the 2023 IPEd Student Prize

Lauren Connell, who recently won the 2023 IPEd Student Prize with her essay, “Can Australia’s trade publishing industry go green?”, shares about what drew her to the topic and tells us about her hobbies and plans for the future.

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IPEd news

11th IPEd conference flyer – earlybird registrations open until 10 April 2023

11th IPEd Editors Conference – networking opportunities and earlybird rate

Read about one of our sponsors and networking opportunities and check out some of the amazing topics and speakers in our stellar line-up.

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Accreditation renewals

What your accreditation exam fee covers

We share what your accreditation exam fee covers and how we keep costs as low as possible.

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Complete our quick survey and enter the draw to win a prize

Our membership survey about how you manage your business finances is still open. Those who complete it by 30 March go into the draw to win a book of their choice from the IPEd Bookshop.

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GenreCon 2023 Stages of Editing panel

IPEd at Genrecon 2023

EdSA branch President Sumudu Narayana shares her experiences as a speaker on the panel, “The stages of editing” last month at GenreCon, the largest conference in the southern hemisphere dedicated to genre writers.

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General interest


Event report: How to grow one’s freelance editing business

At a well-attended February speakers session, panellists Dr Linda Nix AE and Jess Cox AE provided practical advice about how they successfully grew their respective freelance editing businesses.

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11th IPEd Editors Conference
Date: Tuesday 2 May to Tuesday 9 May 2023
Location: Online via Zoom
Book: here


EdVic: Zoom Cuppa: Editing poetry – Nothing to be scared of!
Date: Thursday 23 March 2023, 11.00 am AEDT
Location: Online via Zoom
Book: here


EdWA: Accessibility editing with Maureen Shelley
Date: Thursday 23 March 2023, 6:00 to 7:00pm AWST
Location: Online via Zoom
Book: here


EdVic: Editors lunch (social lunch)
Date: Friday 31 March, 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm
Location: Arcadia Café and Bar in Fitzroy
Book: here

Self-care and business self-care for editors (speaker presentation)
Date: Tuesday 4 April 2023,  6.45 for a 7.00 pm start AEST (Note: Daylight saving ends 2 April)
Location: Online via Zoom
Details: This presentation offers a range of tips for editors to take care of the mental and physical stresses of running an editing business. The conversation will cover maintaining physical wellbeing, maintaining mental wellbeing, obtaining support, and minimising business risks. Notes of the discussion will be offered as a resource to attendees.
Presenter: Sally Asnicar is a Sydney-based editor who founded her business, Full Proofreading Services, in 2007. With a lifelong passion for writing and languages, she developed a meticulous eye for detail during her career working at law firms and as a researcher and report writer for Mitsui Australia. Her clients include businesses of all sizes, industries, and professions, as well as government departments and agencies, not-for-profits and, of course, writers. A long-time professional member of IPEd, Sally volunteers as a mentor for IPEd’s mentoring program, among many other volunteer positions she has undertaken for the association.
Book: here

EdSA: Virtual book club
Monday 17 April 2023, 6:00 to 7:00 pm ACST (Adelaide)
Online via Zoom
Book: here




An update on the Australian Government style manual (speaker presentation)
Date: Tuesday 16 May 2023, 6.45 for a 7.00 pm start AEST
Location: Online via Zoom
Details: TBC
Presenters: Leanne Manthorpe and Susan Baird
Bookings: TBC and will be via the IPEd Events webpage


Accredited skills workshop: Copyediting, style sheets and author queries
Date: Saturday 20 May 2023. 10.00 am to 5.00 pm AEST
Location: Online via Zoom
Book: here