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IPEd, BWF to collaborate on Authors and Editors in Conversation series

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) will host a series of online events to highlight the creative collaborations between authors and editors.

The Authors and Editors in Conversation is a series of 10, 45–55 minute Zoom sessions in which editors and authors discuss their relationship and the editing process. Conversations will be held monthly, with the first, featuring editor Jane Covernton and author Mem Fox, to be held on Thursday, 18 February.

BWF CEO Sarah Runcie said the series aims to ‘capture, through a free-flowing conversation, the dynamics of the author-editor relationship’ and will ‘explore the positive potential creativity, serendipity and inspiration in the context of the exchange’.

IPEd CEO Karen Lee said the conversations will cover issues the editor encountered with the author and the specific text, including manuscript structure, establishing trust, language tics authors may be unaware of, and finding what is core to a story.

The Authors and Editors in Conversation series received funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. For booking, and to see the full program, click here.


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