Have you ever been puzzled by the strictures of IPEd’s Guidelines for editing research theses? Challenged by your relationships with either postgrad uni students or their supervisors?
Come to the Editors WA general meeting on Monday 19 February 2018, themed Thesis Editing – where to from here? to discuss the Guidelines and many other aspects of thesis editing with our panel of experienced editors.
DATE: Monday 19 February 2018
TIME: 6:15 for 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
PLACE: Town of Victoria Park Leisurelife Centre, Cnr Kent & Gloucester Sts, East Victoria Park, WA 6979
COST: Members $7, non-members $12 (includes light refreshments)
Registrations close: Friday 16 February 2018
Bookings are essential!
Philippa Freegard, MSc, Accredited Editor – Senior Planning Officer at UWA and a freelance editor, holding a Diploma in Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.
Helen Renwick, PhD (Ling), Med (Applied Ling), GradDipEd (Adult & Tertiary), GradDipLib&InfStudies, Accredited Editor –- Higher Degree by Research Communication Adviser at ECU’s Centre for Learning and Teaching, former EFL teacher, and freelance editor with previous experience teaching at Curtin, UWA, and Murdoch universities.
Ilsa Sharp – Freelance editor, career journalist/author/researcher/editor in Southeast Asia 1968–1998, Editors WA committee member and member of IPEd’s Standing Committee on Academic Editing.
Our meeting at 6.30 pm on Monday 19 February 2018 will tackle the thorny topic of Academic Editing, focusing on one aspect of concern to many members Thesis editing – where to from here?
The panel aims to encourage discussion about how we can better manage the thesis editing process and improve it for editors, students, and supervisors. Among the key topics to be examined:
- IPEd’s Guidelines for editing research theses – background, status of the debate.
- The current agenda for the newly formed IPEd Standing Committee on Academic Editing.
- The state of the profession’s relationship with universities/academics, thesis supervisors, and students.
- Addressing mismatched expectations: educating our clients about what we do; educating ourselves about what clients (students and supervisors) expect/need.
- Supporting postgrads using English as an additional language: a special case? Should we consider a ‘fit for purpose’ criterion?
- Educating and training ourselves: course ideas, the notion of ‘specialist accreditation’?
- Thesis editing pay rates/terms & conditions.
You will also get a summary of the agenda for IPEd’s newly formed Standing Committee on Academic Editing (SCAE). We expect a few invited representatives from academe to attend and make their own contribution to the discussion from the floor, widening our horizons beyond our own ‘editor perspective’.
We are experimenting with a new venue for this meeting, south of the river, at the Town of Victoria Park’s Leisurelife Centre, 250 Gloucester Street, corner of Kent and Gloucester streets, in East Victoria Park, 6101. Please do not confuse this centre with the Victoria Park Community Centre at #247 right next door.
Town of Victoria Park’s Leisurelife Centre, 250 Gloucester Street, corner of Kent and Gloucester streets, in East Victoria Park, 6101