June 2014

Dinner Meeting: Thursday 12 June (2)

Dark Fantasy: Symposium on the Future of Young Adult Fiction

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Introduction

Melbourne in June doesn't have to be entirely gloom and doom. This month we're bringing some fun to your winter days and nights.

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2014-15 Membership Fees

Dear members,

I'm delighted to say that membership fees for the 2014-15 year will be unchanged.

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New Editors Victoria Membership System

The implementation of the new membership system has been in progress since 1 May. The system has greatly improved both the ease of managing member and event records, and the integrity and accuracy of the data.

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Mentoring Program

On Saturday 24 May, the first Victorian mentors-to-be in the National Mentoring Program attended a workshop facilitated by Elizabeth Manning Murphy and coordinated by Davina Dadley-Moore. The workshop provided an introduction to the program, and explored what the role of a mentor is (and isn't). It was an engaging introduction to what I believe will prove to be a very valuable professional development program for editors.

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AE or Not AE

On Saturday 3 May, 91 editors from around Australia sat the IPEd accreditation exam.

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Dinner Meeting: Thursday 12 June

Dark Fantasy: Symposium on the Future of Young Adult Fiction

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Etymology, or an Ode to the Greek Language

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

Curious about the origin of a word or term? Send it to us and we shall go forth and investigate.

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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: The Breath of Life

This month we bring you an edited version of Charlotte Wood's keynote speech to the Residential Editorial Program at Varuna, delivered on 5 May 2014. Charlotte discussed the process of working with her editors on her four novels, and identified four qualities of great editing: generosity, humility, imaginative courage and the elusive 'breath of life'.

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