Welcome to the October newsletter, which features news from the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference held in September, plus lots more.

One of the themes I followed at the conference was academic editing, with a workshop and a number of presentations tackling the topic of the extent of editing that is permissible for postgraduate theses. (Conclusion: the guidelines need updating.) Along those lines, our Tips and Tricks column this week features an article by academic editor Diane Brown on her approach to editing theses.

Although we’re still looking for someone to take on the President’s role, our committee is full of ongoing and new members. We include the full list, which includes two new faces on the executive committee: Sally McInnes as events officer and Maryna Mews as professional development officer (and also mentoring officer).

Jackey updates us on news from IPEd, which has released the strategic plan, and we have important information on accreditation, whether you are due for renewing or thinking of taking the exam.

On a lighter note, Susan Pierotti reviews a murder mystery that stars an editor – who’d get to play the role if it were made into a movie, I wonder? (And would they wear a cardigan?)

This month, we’re looking forward to our October dinner held in conjunction with RMIT editing students, a freelance lunch back at the Fitz, and a SciFlyers lunch in Ivanhoe.

Happy editing,

Margie Beilharz
Newsletter Editor