Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: newsletter

I've just sent out the March newsletter for Editors Victoria. Here's my intro: Welcome to our March newsletter. In addition to our usual news and resources, this month we have some calls to action: Nick Hudson is keen to get your opinions on Microsoft Word’s grammar checker, and the article he has written about it … Continue reading Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: newsletter

David Crystal’s ‘Making a Point’ and a Q&A with editor and teacher Stephanie Holt: newsletter

This morning I sent out the December newsletter for Editors Victoria. It includes Louise Zedda-Sampson's review of David Crystal's new book on punctuation, Making a Point, and Paul Bugeja's report back from Storyology 2015. Also, should editors charge like plumbers or panelbeaters? Dear Ed answers that tricky question. The whole newsletter is here.

Australia’s best science writing 2015

Australia’s best science writing 2015 If you're in Sydney next Tuesday (27 Oct 2015), you could attend the launch of the Best Australian Science Writing 2015 anthology, edited by science journalist Bianca Nogrady. The winner of the $7000 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing will also be announced. More info and link to registration on the UNSW Science website. … Continue reading Australia’s best science writing 2015

2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science – just announced

The recipients of the 2015 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science were announced by Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist, at a press conference today. Congratulations to: Prime Minister's Prize for Science: Professor Graham Farquhar AO of the Australian National University for his outstanding contributions towards the understanding of photosynthesisPrime Minister's Prize for Innovation:  Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO of the … Continue reading 2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science – just announced

Science videoblog comp

Science videoblog comp Got a science story to tell? Make a short video about it and enter RiAus's Video Blog Competition [update - old link removed]. They are after creative, inventive and entertaining stories. There's a 'how to videoblog' instruction video on the competition website. Entries close 16 October – then the video entries will … Continue reading Science videoblog comp

A feast of editing

I've just sent out the May newsletter for Editors Victoria. In it you'll find: which of the National Literary Awards is of special interest to editors (Editors Victoria Distinguished Editor Susan Keogh has just won it) food for thought for members – should the state and territory societies all come together under the IPEd umbrella? (IPEd is Australia's Institute of … Continue reading A feast of editing