Annual General Meeting

19 June, 2017

Date: Monday 19 June 2017
Time: 6:15 for 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Warehouse Café, 221 Onslow Road, Shenton Park, WA 6008 (two doors down from Petite Mort restaurant)
Light refreshments with tea and coffee
Bookings are essential and are Free of charge. Please click here to book.

Registrations close: Thursday 15 June 2017


Pursuant to the terms of the IPEd constitution and the IPEd branch by-laws, the Editors WA branch of IPEd proposes to hold its Annual General Meeting to elect a committee for the 2017–18 year.

The main order of business will be:

1.       Editors WA annual report (EdWA president)

2.       Nomination of committee members

3.       Any other business

4.       Speaker

To be considered for the committee, participants must be financial members of IPEd. A separate notice will be circulated, not less than 14 days before the AGM, with details of the nomination process. Nominations for the committee will also be accepted at the start of the AGM. You will be asked to state whether you are nominating yourself, or someone else, for the role of Branch President.

The current committee suggests that between 7 and 11 members may be elected to the new branch committee. Standing committee members will retire before the start of the AGM but may stand for re-election. Unlike the process under its predecessor Society of Editors (WA), Editors WA branch will not elect individuals to specific committee roles, with the exception of Branch President. After sufficient members have been elected and the AGM is closed, the new committee will distribute roles among themselves at the next committee meeting on Monday 3 July 2017.

Following the main business, there will be a short break before all members and guests are invited to stay for a talk of approximately 45 minutes on the subject of editing in the digital world.

Editing behind the screens: it’s a digital world

Presenter: Dr Stephen White, Senior Geoscience Editor, Geological Survey of Western Australia

As the varieties of publications diversify and public consumption of information moves deeper into the digital realm, it may become necessary for editors to also operate deep in the virtual world.

What will this look like? How might the work of an editor change if we’re dealing with ‘big data’ and online life? What tools will we need? How will the structure of an editing assignment change?

These changes are already underway in science, technology and digital mapping. Other areas in which editors are employed, such as websites, biographies, even fiction, may not be far behind.

Taking examples from his day job, Stephen will show how editing is moving, in some cases, beyond the textual through the graphical to the digital. And how experience with databases and other software expands (and complicates) the editing process.

Stephen will highlight where existing work practices are not keeping up with digital developments, and speculate on tools editors may need to effectively manage words, images and information that is not meant to be run through a printer.


For enquiries please contact:

Georgina GregorySecretary EditorsWA, a branch of IPEd 

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About Martika O'Brien

I am a current student at Curtin University studying a double degree in Professional Writing & Publishing and International Business. I love to read and I own more books than I can count. I also enjoy writing, that is how I found my love for editing.