This month we let you know who has taken on what roles in the new committee, and introduce you to the communications team. They'll be Facebooking, tweeting, websiting and newslettering their hearts out for us all - a big welcome to Paul, Susan, Val and Ruth. I'm still in the team too, doing the nuts and bolts of getting the newsletter out to members (and creating verbs, as you do).

There don't seem to be a lot of prizes out there for editors, but this month we have information on two: the IPEd prize and your chance to edit a novella. This might the just what you've been waiting for.

Our Editor Q&A this month is with Brenton Thomas, who regularly travels to Melbourne from his Ballarat home for Editors Victoria events. And our regular Dear Ed has taught me something this month - see what I mean here.

From IPEd we have news on updated guidelines on editing theses and a new date for the 2016 accreditation exam. Also, the accreditation team are investigating what they can do for Mac users in the new onscreen exam.

And all roads point to the big IPEd vote: will we or won't we choose a direct membership model? To help you decide, we have more info, a dinner meeting next week, transition white papers out on the IPEd website, and a slower, staged implementation planned if the vote does favour change.

Enjoy the warmer weather when you can get away from your desks.

Margie Beilharz
Newsletter editor