Event: Finding freelance work as an editor

I'm looking forward to hosting a panel on finding work for freelance editors at the next Editors Victoria evening meeting on Thursday 22 February, here in Melbourne. I'll be chatting with three experienced editors who have experience in freelancing and/or employing freelance editors (and all three have also taught editing): Lorna Hendry, a freelance editor, … Continue reading Event: Finding freelance work as an editor

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.

Editing at Hepburn Springs, and a life science editing accreditation

The November Editors Victoria newsletter is out! Two days of editing in Hepburn Springs: what did those lucky editors learn at Redact? Reports on the three streams: manuscript editing with Nadine Davidoff, supercharging your business with Ilona Way and editing digital content with John Ryan. And the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) … Continue reading Editing at Hepburn Springs, and a life science editing accreditation

Editors Victoria Sept newsletter: a peek into textbook editing

I've just sent out the Editors Victoria September newsletter to members. And it's online for all to see. This month we get a peek into text book editing with Sandra Duncanson, former teacher and now Senior Editor at Insight Publications, who has just released her first text book, English Year 10. And we see all … Continue reading Editors Victoria Sept newsletter: a peek into textbook editing

Victorian editors: the August newsletter is out

All things editing: professional development (Redact registration is now open), accreditation news, reviews (PerfectIt and Nick Hudson's Modern Australian Usage); debate (the future of Australia's editing societies), Dear Ed dishes advice on the dreaded three o'clock snooze) and hamsters. I sent the August Editors Victoria newsletter out today and it's also online. But - you won't find … Continue reading Victorian editors: the August newsletter is out