Regional meet-ups, metro dinner meetings, training: Victorian editors

Just back from a month in the UK (summer! holidays!), I’ve distributed the latest newsletter for Editors Victoria, a branch of IPEd (the Institute of Professional Editors).

Our editor under the spotlight is writer, editor and teacher Lucy Treloar. On the writing side, she’s shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Ward for her debut novel Salt Creek. As an editor, she often works on texts (fiction and non-fiction) translated into English from south-east Asian or European languages.

 

Image from Punctuation..?, our book review for this month
Image from Punctuation..?

 

Our book review this month is Punctuation..? – aimed at younger writers (or beginner editors?), it explains 21 different punctuation marks, including the pilcrow ¶, guillemets « and », and the interpunct ⋅

This newsletter has a bunch of activities for Victorian editors, both upcoming events and reports of past meetings. In Melbourne, August features two dinner events: a working editor’s toolkit session and a trivia night. We also now have informal regional groups meeting regularly in Gippsland and north-east Victoria, and their lunches always sound both delicious and full of interesting conversation.

Training sessions are in the email bulletin (received by members), or online on the training page. Upcoming courses include punctuation and introductions to copyediting and structural editing.

The newsletter is on the Editors Victoria website.

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