Advancing Our Profession: Conference Update and the Rosie Award

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The conference secretariat recently sent out this update. Keep thinking about possible talks and workshops, and start planning your travel to Brisbane for the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, 13–15 September 2017.

EOI Submission Date Extended

Don’t worry if you haven’t yet put in your submission to present a paper, run a workshop or participate in a panel discussion at the conference in September: the submission date has just been extended to Sunday 26 February 2017. There’s still time to come up with some brilliant ideas for advancing our profession! Go to the conference website to download the template.

New Award for Editors

Late last year, IPEd announced a new award for editorial excellence – the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award (the Rosie). As Editors Queensland has initiated the award, we are very excited that the first winner of the Rosie will be announced at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference dinner in Brisbane on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

The Rosie, named after the late Rosanne Fitzgibbon DE, recognises excellence in editing. Rosie was an Australian literary editor who worked with well-known writers such as Thea Astley, Peter Carey, Kate Grenville and Janette Turner Hospital. She was renowned as an editor who devoted her time generously to both her authors and her profession.

The winner of the Rosie will receive a cash prize of $4000, and nominations for this biennial award close on 1 March 2017. For more details and a nomination form, please go to