Concerns of the editor: a meeting of ‘old’ and new

19 November, 2019

Are you a relative newcomer to the editing profession with the concerns, needs and challenges of someone starting out?

Or are you an established editor still coping with some challenges that never really went away? Maybe you also have some advice and experience to communicate to newbies?

If you’ve ever told yourself, ‘What I’d like to do about (insert issue/concern here) is … ’ you could nut out your thoughts in conversation with other editors with similar needs and ideas.

To start the evening two members of EdWA who are recently established editors, Jessica Gately and Armelle Davies, will say a few words on the challenges of starting out. Then we will converse with each other, offering our ideas in response.

Just some of the points that will be raised include:
•    challenges for newcomers to the profession of gaining experience and obtaining work
•    the question of where to go for professional development and upkeep of skills (e.g. courses, networking, mentoring)
•    for freelancers – the issues of how to set up, operate and maintain a legitimate, viable home-based business
•    fees and rates to charge as a freelancer
•    suggestions as to what EdWA can do to help and support those starting out as well as those with ongoing needs and concerns
•    the question of how to communicate, network and share information to support each other as individual professionals and as a group.

Come and join this informal conversation that we’re sure will be lively, stimulating and bubbling with fresh ideas. Besides reporting on what is said, we hope to set up ways to follow through on as many of the ideas as possible.

Date:   Tuesday 19 November
Time:   6.30 for 6.45 pm
Venue: Mount Lawley Senior High School
65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley

Look for the IPEd Memnet event notice with details over the coming weeks.