Message from the President

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In one of Peter Carey's great story openings, he evokes Melbourne in May - a grey place in a bleak and bitter month.

But it's also the month when the hills glow with the final embers of autumn colour. And it's the season for falling in love - or is that just me?

We'll shortly be heading up to the hills of Canberra for write | edit | index, the 2015 Australian Conference for Editors, Indexers and Publishing Professionals. Apart from a vibrant program of workshops and presentations, our own Nick Hudson will be launching the third edition of his Modern Australian Usage.

Plans are well underway for Redact in October. At time of writing we're just finalising the list of streams. Liz Steele is masterminding the proceedings again - this guarantees a great event! Thanks for your input if you replied to our survey.

Our committee's been busy cooking up ways to look after Editors Victoria better - so we not only keep on functioning, but thrive - from clarifying our membership criteria to rolling out our professional development program to putting on stimulating dinner meetings and freelancer events to keeping the wheels oiled.

Go on, read all about it!

Jackey Coyle