Introduction

If you’re already regretting not going to Redact this year, it will only get worse reading the reports from each of the three streams. Thanks to organiser Liz Steele and participants Carolyn Leslie, Jessica Hoadley and Astrid Judge for sharing their Redact experiences.

And something else that might make you a tiny bit jealous is our Q&A this month with Joely Taylor. Not only does she get to play with cute dingo pups (yes, there is a pic) but she has also started her own publishing imprint, to help out her clients and publish her own books. In a separate article, Joely also explains the ins and outs of getting certification from the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences – another of her recent achievements.

If there’s one thing harder than getting newsletter articles from the committee, it’s getting those shy and retiring (?) committee members to provide a bio, so that all the members can get to know them. On the other hand, it does make for a regular newsletter item – we introduce a few more this month.

But that makes it particularly inexcusable that I forgot to include Sally Holdsworth, and her promptly supplied bio, last month in my introduction to the communications subcommittee. Sally is definitely in the subcommittee, and planning lots of good reading in upcoming newsletters.

We have more news from the Gippsland editors, the upcoming special meeting to vote on IPEd (if you haven’t already), Dear Ed tackles why editors are never thanked (or are they?) and plenty more.

Enjoy your read.

Margie Beilharz
Newsletter Editor