September 2013

Introduction

Hi all! We've just taken over from the fabulous Melanie and Maja, and in the process the newsletter was a bit delayed. But from now on we'll be bringing you EdVic news in the first week of each month. In this issue we've got a recap of Redact, reports from your committee and other important news, as well as a couple of fun bits and bobs.

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Another Successful Redact Training Intensive for Editors

The fourth Redact, held at the Grange Bellinzona in Hepburn Springs, proved the value of intensive training in a collegial setting. Trainers Sarah Fletcher (ebooks), Mandy Brett (fiction editing) and Niki Horin and Kirstie Innes-Will (project management) prepared and presented seven comprehensive and extremely useful sessions over a wonderful weekend, regularly punctuated with fantastic opportunities to network with peers and enjoy the excellent food and accommodation.

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AGM Reports

The 2013 Editors Victoria Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 13 August. The following reports were presented at the meeting.

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Etymology

deriving from the Greek for 'true' (eteos/etymos) and 'word' (logos)

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Dear Ed …

Dear Eddeared

What does it mean to say you 'ostrich-eyes' someone? For example, 'Helen ostrich-eyesed Dave because his beergut hung over his shorts'. Does it mean there was something wrong with Dave's shorts?

Frank Pratt

 

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