Beyond the Page: 9th IPEd National Editors Conference update

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First two keynotes announced

Susan Butler AO and Dr Katherine Bode have been announced as the first keynote speakers at the conference. Sue Butler is well known to our members as the former editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, and Katherine Bode similarly is known for her groundbreaking research in Australian literature. Further announcements of keynotes and invited speakers will follow in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the website and our weekly conference blog.

Call for papers and abstract awards

Editors, indexers and other publishing professionals, researchers, students and associates are invited to present ideas, topics and debates related to editorial practice and the business of editing and publishing. Expressions of interest (up to 250 words) must be submitted online by midnight on 30 November 2018. We've prepared a Q&A to answer some common questions. Abstract presentation awards have also been announced to recognise outstanding presentations at the conference.

Pre-conference workshops now open for registration

The pre-conference workshop program is designed to complement the major themes of the conference and to provide delegates with opportunities to explore key topics in depth and learn skills that can add value to their editing business. Six half-day workshops have been confirmed:

  • Tendering for government work (with Peter Riches)
  • Editing commercial popular fiction (with Kate Cuthbert)
  • Money matters: how to increase your income by understanding your mindset (with Dr Malini Devadas)
  • Mastering macros: unlocking the full potential of Word (with Kevin O'Brien)
  • Publication ethics and plagiarism (with Dr Tomas Zahora)
  • Contracts, copyright, insurance and payment: legal issues for professional editors (with Suzanne Derry).

For information about each workshop and to register, click here

Please note that due to space restrictions the number of registrations in each workshop will have to be strictly limited, so it is recommended you register early to avoid disappointment. Registrations have been filling fast since opening in early October. A waitlist will operate, and any places that become available will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Earlybird registration is open

Earlybird registration is now open for the full conference, as well as for the pre-conference workshops, the welcome reception and gala dinner. Two options are available for those who wish to book accommodation at the same time.

We offer full and discounted registration rates, depending on your membership status:

  • Member – financial members of IPEd, Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada), Editorial Freelancers’ Association (USA), Professional Editors’ Guild of South Africa (PEG) and National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (USA)
  • Affiliate – members of Canberra Society of Editors
  • Non-member – anyone who does not fit any other category
  • Student/concession – holders of a current student or concession card. You will be asked to email a copy of this through once registration is completed
  • Retiree – financial members of IPEd in the category ‘retiree’.

To take advantage of the discounted earlybird rates, register before 6 February 2019.