February 2014

Introduction

Welcome to 2014. This promises to be another very busy year for Editors Victoria, and we need your help! If you'd like to join the committee or take on the paid role of Administration Officer, we'd love to hear from you. There are full details in this newsletter.

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President's Message

Happy New Year to all EV members! I hope 2014 will be a great year for you and yours.

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Your Society Needs You

As we welcome the new year, we farewell two of our hardworking committee members, Cass Ball (Accreditation Board Delegate) and Kristy Burt (Membership). Not only are we looking for people to fill their shoes, we are also searching for someone to take on the very important role of overseeing the Editors Victoria website content and being our voice on social media.

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Position Vacant - Editors Victoria Administration Officer

This is an opportunity to assist Editors Victoria and earn some income. We need an Administration Officer to assist the committee members in running the association's activities and managing the association. The position is available immediately; if you wish to apply, please email your details and a statement about your suitability for the position to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Christmas Dinner Meeting Report

On 11 December, the CQ Function Centre played host to another riotously fun Editors Victoria Christmas dinner and infamous trivia night. Everyone embraced the theme of the night - silver and reindeers - and the room was filled with a sense of celebration.

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IPEd Update

Important information for all those interested in IPEd.

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Interview with Co-founder of ebookedit Nicola O'Shea

The widely publicised digital self-publishing boom has opened up opportunities not only for authors but also for freelance editors, as self-publishers are often looking to pay for editorial services. This January, long-time Australian freelancer Nicola O'Shea and digital publishing expert Keith Stevenson launched ebookedit, 'the complete professional editing and book formatting and file conversion service'. Nicola speaks to Editors Victoria about running this new kind of editing business.

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Mentorship Program Update

Calling all full members who'd like to help bring out the best in another editor. The new national mentorship program needs you. If you have been meaning to apply or are wondering whether it's for you, then This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Micro Mentor

Are you just starting out as an editor? Do you have questions that you'd like to ask someone with a bit more experience and knowledge? Ask away! We'll pass on your query to one of our fabulous and generous editors for some considered and wise advice.

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World Wide Web

As a very belated Christmas pressie, we bring you five golden webcomic strips from super-genius Randall Munroe's xkcd.

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