Dr Rhonda Daniels has been a self-employed editor in her business Right with Rhonda since 2014, focusing on academic and research-related editing including theses, journal articles, research reports and grant applications. Since completing a PhD (management) in 1997, she has worked as an academic, researcher and editor, published research and supervised research students. She has been a member of IPEd’s Standing Committee on Academic Editing since its inception in 2017 and is also a member of IPEd’s Pay Rates Working Party.
Phil is relatively new to academic editing. He used to teach English for academic purposes at the University of Waikato and edit the occasional thesis on the side. Finding that he enjoyed the editing more than the teaching, he gained his Graduate Certificate in editing from Whitireia Community Polytechnic and went editing full time in March 2020. He also has an M.A. in applied linguistics from the University of Waikato, where he developed his research interest in academic genres and how texts vary by discipline and their epistemological and ontological foundations.
Navigating academic editing in Australasian universities in a COVID world
Rhonda Daniels' presentation will focus on academic editors' possible business responses to the changing environment, based on her experience from being a full-time self-employed academic editor, running workshops on freelance business practices and quoting for Editors NSW, and being a member of the Pay Rates Working Party.<Back to Program
Phil Pope will look at ways that new academic editors can find and create opportunities, especially when a lot of our academic editing business from EFL students has been reduced significantly due to COVID travel restrictions.