Editing academic theses – resources

If you couldn’t make it to our April networking meeting on editing academic theses or if you want a little more detail, please take a look at these resources from the night.

We’ll be adding to this post over the next couple of days [4/5/2014].

Editing academic theses notes.pdf
Ilsa Sharp’s questions for students.pdf
IPEd’s Guidelines on editing research theses.pdf

Networking meeting 18 June: Taking the axe out of tax

When? Tuesday 18 June 2013, commencing 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start, finishing at 9.15pm

Where? Tom Dadour Community Centre, 363 Bagot Road, Subiaco

Are you daunted or confused by the many regulations around your tax rights and obligations? Do you get a headache just thinking about it? Would you like to pay less taxlegallyif you could? Are you new to freelancing and still finding your way around tax? Or would you simply like some assurance that you’re getting it right?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above then you need to come along to our June members meeting where John Nicholls, owner of J Nicholls & Co Chartered Accountants, will be presenting on tax matters and preparation for small businesses. John regularly presents on taxation matters to Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) members and comes personally recommended by several of our society members.

Not able to attend the meeting but would love to know more? Email your questions to peta.robson@westnet.com.au by Wednesday 12 June for inclusion in the presentation and reporting back to the membership. The answer to your question might be very helpful for someone else!

Planning to attend the meeting? Please RSVP to peta.robson@westnet.com.au by Sunday 16 June.

November networking meeting: defamation

Date: Tuesday 20 November 2012
Venue: Tom Dadour Community Centre, 363 Bagot Road, Subiaco
Time: 7.30 – 9.15
Cost: Members $5; non-members $10
RSVP: 19 November 2012 to Jan Knight

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Defamation in publications
At our final networking meeting for 2012, guest speaker
John Hammond, Director of Hammond Legal, will take us
into the tricky topic of defamation, something that every
editor should know about.

Everyone concerned with the writing and distribution, or
republishing, of defamatory matter may be liable – the writer,
editor, publisher, printer and, to some extent, distributor, although
it is a defence if secondary distributors such as librarians and
newsagents prove they did not know that the publication contained
defamatory matter.

Hughes, B (ed) 1993, The Penguin Working Words: An Australian Guide to Modern
English Usage, Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, p. 165.

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Editing therefore requires knowledge of the following matters:
… A3.1 Current definitions of libel, defamation, obscenity,
discriminatory language, intellectual property, plagiarism, moral
rights and copyright, and their implications for a publication.
Council of Australian Societies of Editors 2001, Australian Standards for Editing
Practice, South Australia, p. 2.

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Getting indemnity insurance for work doesn’t necessarily indicate
that something is dodgy.
SoE(WA) member, 2012

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Pretty much every large corporation or government department I’ve
worked for in the last ten years has required my company to carry
professional indemnity insurance.
SoE(WA) member, 2012

September networking meeting: A month in the life of an editor

Topic: A month in the life of a working editor

Speakers: A panel including Deb Fitzpatrick, Satima Flavell and Bruce Robins

Each member of the panel will take a turn to talk about their recent work, especially its challenges and the solutions they found. Questions from members and guests will be encouraged after each speaker and there will be a general question-and-answer session at the end. Bring your own questions and challenges along to see if they can be resolved on the night.

Deb Fitzpatrick began her editing life as a newspaper proofreader, publishing house slush-pile reader, and, later, UWA’s publications coordinator. Her interest in fiction editing grew with her own interest in writing, and Deb did a master’s degree in creative writing at UWA in the 90s, where she met Georgia Richter. Seven years ago Deb and Georgia teamed up to launch ProofEd Editing Services, a freelance editing business they ran together over their kitchen tables and in between kids’ naps before Georgia was snaffled by Fremantle Press to be their publisher of adult fiction and poetry. Deb now focuses on fiction copyediting and proofreading, and writing for children and young adults. Her two books, 90 packets of instant noodles and Have you seen Ally Queen? were both listed by the Children’s Book Council of Australia as Notable Books in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Her third book will be published by Fremantle Press in October 2013.

Satima Flavell is a freelance writer, editor and reviewer. From a background in the performing arts, she began writing on the arts in 1987, and her reviews and feature articles have appeared in The Australian, The West Australian, Music Maker, Dance Australia and many other journals. She is currently Reviews Editor for The Specusphere, a webzine for the speculative fiction community, and she also writes for the arts website Artshub.

Although her background lies in non-fiction she has had several poems and short stories published and she is seeking a home for her fantasy trilogy, The Talismans. As an editor, she specialises in speculative fiction, memoir, genealogy and academic papers.

Bruce Robins has 25 years experience as an editor, including around 20 years as a public servant, responsible for writing and editing many government documents.

His career as a freelance editor at RobinsonTate has been one of peaks and troughs. A few jobs were completed at low rates but they triggered a rush of word-of-mouth popularity, notably in the government sector, where Bruce’s value-added services (providing insights over and above pure editing) seemed to strike a chord. His clients have also included mining companies and self-publishing authors.

Bruce plans to sit the IPEd accreditation exam this year.

Date: Tuesday 18 September 2012

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Tom Dadour Community Centre, 363 Bagot Road, Subiaco

Cost: $10 non-member; $5 members

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

RSVP tanya@writeonwriting.com.au

September: After the conference

Our September networking session will be a couple of weeks after the 5th National Editors Conference in Sydney. As a few of us from the committee will be attending (and no doubt there are other Society members who may want to contribute), we decided that at our networking session we would give a guided tour of the conference where we’ll present some highlights from different perspectives.

At the same meeting, we will be holding a vote about the increase in the membership fees.

Details
Date: Tuesday 20 September
Time: 7.30-8.30 pm
Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.
RSVP 14 September Robin Barnes