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IPEd announces inaugural ambassadors

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced its inaugural ambassadors.

The IPEd ambassadors are:

  • Karin Hosking (ACT)
  • Rebecca Harris (Qld)
  • Matthew Sidebotham (ACT)
  • Sophie Dougall (Qld)
  • Hazel Baker (NSW)
  • Rebecca Burton (SA)
  • Linda Nix (NSW)
  • Gordon Campbell (Tas)
  • Olivia Wroth (NSW)
  • Alexis Kelly (Vic)
  • Rebecca Harcourt (NSW)
  • Anne-Marie Peard (Vic)
  • Laurel Mackinnon (Qld)
  • Lorna Hendry (Vic)
  • Lorraine Page (Qld)
  • Marie Pietersz (Vic)
  • Gabi Plumm (Qld)
  • Rachel Wheeler (WA).

The ambassadors will undertake formal training following IPEd’s National Editors Conference in May. Ambassadors will be equipped to give presentations to universities, libraries, writers’ centres and writers festivals, aimed at ‘dispelling misconceptions about editors and the editing process, and to give advice on editors’ role in the publication process’.

The ambassadors’ program is a two-year pilot project of IPEd’s Professional Development and Academic Editing standing committees, and is designed to ‘enhance the editing profession and educate industry about the role of editors in the publishing process’. Now in its second year, the project has so far developed an online professional development program for editors, revised thesis editing guidelines and developed resources about the editor’s role to ‘address misunderstanding of editors and their services among higher degree research students and their supervisors’.

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