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IPEd announces keynotes for 2019 conference

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced four keynote presentations for its ninth National Editors Conference, held in Melbourne on 8-10 May 2019.

Keynotes include:

  • Macquarie Dictionary former editor Susan Butler will discuss ‘what we are prepared to let float away on the current of language change—and what we will drag out of the water at all cost.’
  • Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams will discuss the benefits of the Wheeler Centre for Melbourne and for editors in a rapidly changing cultural landscape.
  • Australian National University associate professor Katherine Bode will talk about the database project to undercover lost fiction works on Trove’s newspaper database and will discuss how the principles of editing might be applied to the relationships between archives and editions.
  • The Good Copy co-founder Penny Modra will discuss the age of content marketing, user-experience design and brand strategy, in which editors are simultaneously vital and overlooked.

Themed ‘Beyond the page’, the biennial conference will highlight emerging trends in editing and publishing across platforms as well as across the range of professional roles and modes in which editors contribute to the publishing process.

IPEd is currently offering early-bird registration for the conference here.


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