December Gippsland Editors Meeting

It was a merry group of nine who attended the fourth and final gathering of the Gippsland editors for 2015. We were pleased to be joined once more by Sally’s sister Siân (try saying that nine times fast!) and welcomed Jeanette for the first time. Our venue was Saltbush restaurant in Morwell, where we all enjoyed a very tasty lunch. Sophie and Anne embraced the festive spirit with a bit of Kris Kringle while the sometimes sprightly conversation covered a number of editing conundrums, including the ethics of altering spoken communication for print publications and what to do if a referral to another editor doesn’t work out.

We also took the opportunity to reflect on how enjoyable and beneficial these gatherings have been over the past six months, and we all look forward to continuing our catch-ups in the year ahead. The first of these will be a visit to the Fish Creek Hotel on Friday 12 February, where we will not only get to share in a good meal and each other’s company, but can also view some beautiful artwork, including paintings by our talented member and curator of the hotel’s art spaces, Anne Roussac-Hoyne (see more on the hotel’s ArtSpaces Facebook page).

As always, anyone who wishes to join in our ventures is welcome to contact Caitilin on 0421 545 282 or by email at hello@artfulwords.com.au.