A couple of months ago we shared Ed Highley's concerns about the proposed change to the structure of Australia's national Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and the state and territory societies that make up IPEd.

In this newsletter you'll find a response from Rosemary Noble on behalf of the working party who have been putting much time and effort into the process. She foresees many advantages to the constituent societies from the proposed centralisation of tasks and resources. Have a read - we'll get the chance to vote on this later in the year.

And which of the National Literary Awards is of special interest to editors? Editors Victoria Distinguished Editor Susan Keogh has just won it.

Susan will also be running a couple of training courses in August: learn copyediting or structural editing from the best!

Some of us are lucky enough to be going to write | edit | index in Canberra next week - it will be my first editors conference and I'm sure will be a buzz. You can follow the conference on their twitter handle @writeeditindex or the hashtag #writeeditindex. We'll report on the highlights next month.

The write | edit | index conference committee acknowledges all our valued sponsors including Macquarie Dictionary and Oxford University Press.

Have a great month!

(And just as we go 'to press', IPEd have posted eight Green Papers on key areas of the proposed new structure. Please have a read (you'll need to log in as a member) and provide feedback.)

Margie Beilharz
Newsletter Editor