Conference blog

15 October 2019
On the edges of editing and life

I’ve always felt like an outsider. As a shy introvert who grew up living with social anxiety, I’ve always struggled to feel comfortable interacting with other people. At school, I’d never put my hand up to answer a question for fear of getting it wrong in front of my peers. That fear of judgement and […]

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15 September 2019
Social media editing and the challenge of constant change

Editing social media content in many ways sits at one of the edges of editing. Not only do you need the traditional skills and aptitudes of a good editor, you often also need to develop additional skills from neighbouring professions. As someone who now spends a fair amount of my work time on writing and […]

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15 August 2019
The edge of a technological revolution

Quick quiz question: what’s the object in the image above? Correct! It’s a pica ruler, used for measuring type size and leading. Along with a set of red, blue and green pens, this was the only piece of equipment I was given when I started working for a small independent book publisher in the UK […]

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15 July 2019
Face-to-face networking

If you’re a professional editor – either freelance or an employee – you probably already benefit from networking and sharing information with other editors, online. For more information about online networking, read The benefits of networking online with other editors. But meeting other professionals in your industry face to face can give you additional benefits […]

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8 May 2019
On the edge of the world

At the Brisbane conference in 2017, Dr. Sandra Phillips and Grace Lucas-Pennington gave a presentation on the importance of having Indigenous editors working on Indigenous content. I didn’t attend that particular presentation, but heard and read a variety of responses, including Hella Ibrahim’s blog post We need diverse editors. When the Tasmanian branch committee started […]

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