December 2016

Kat Muscat Fellowship for Editors or Writers

Applications are now open for the 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship, which offers support and development for a young writer or editor up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person. These funds may be used towards professional development opportunities, including, but not limited to, mentoring, residencies, interstate travel, or project fees.

More info at www.expressmedia.org.au/the-kat-muscat-fellowship. Applications close 15 January 2017.

 

Etymology: Cardigan

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

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Vneck Cardigan lores

I was not particularly happy when, at the last IPEd conference, David Astle selected ‘cardigan’ as the winning entry in a competition for the best collective noun for editors. More suited to librarians, I thought. But I'm coming around to it.

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Typo of the Month

Michelle Manly spotted this unusual postage option when online shopping.

Free postage crop