We are right in the middle of the Melbourne Writers Festival, an event that excites the interest of many an editor (and has already added to my reading list). Editors Victoria got involved this year as a sponsor, as Jackey Coyle and Sally Holdsworth report in this newsletter.

Editors Victoria member Jane Fitzpatrick was first to respond to our challenge last month, so received two free tickets to the festival in return for what should be the pleasant task of reviewing Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar for next month’s newsletter. A few more keen followers of Editors Victoria on Facebook have also scored free tickets; we'll have reports on the sessions they attended in next month’s newsletter.

Our AGM is this month – on Tuesday 20 September. It’s a great chance to hear what the committee (and each subcommittee) has been doing; and a chance to join in and help set the direction of Editors Victoria. You will have received a separate email with more details of the business to be conducted and a link for bookings.

Read on for updates on training, mentoring (including our new state coordinator) and our north-east Victorian editors, as well as some Aussie etymology and Dear Ed.

Enjoy the month,

Margie Beilharz
Newsletter Editor