July 2016 Freelance Lunch Report

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Despite the cold northerly winds on Wednesday 27 July, 15 editors gathered at the Fitz Cafe in Fitzroy, including people not yet members but thinking of joining. It was a great opportunity to meet new and old friends, and conversation was lively as discussion clusters shifted along the long table. Topics included the challenges of getting consistent workflow, mentoring, the big editing websites that are driving price-cut business models, and working with amateur publishers. Thesis editing was also on the menu for discussion, with people reporting the experience of actually been asked to write the thesis.

The Fitz continues to be a very hospitable venue, capable of handling the needs of a big group, including fluctuations in table requirements, without fuss or imposing on their regular clientele.

Anne Gugger
Freelance subcommittee