February 2018 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 2018, 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 freelanceContinue reading “February 2018 Event: Finding freelance work as an editor”

Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: March 2016 newsletter

I’ve just sent out the March 2016 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 aboutContinue reading “Illustrator Judith Rossell, regional meetings and meet editor Susan Pierotti: March 2016 newsletter”

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 ofContinue reading “A feast of editing”

Freelancers thank the bustling times

In the Guardian’s list of “authorisms”: The top 10 words invented by writers Freelance: i) One who sells services to employers without a long-term commitment to any of them. ii) An uncommitted independent, as in politics or social life. The word is not recorded before Sir Walter Scott introduced it in Ivanhoe, which (among otherContinue reading “Freelancers thank the bustling times”