Professional development

Professional development (PD) can mean furthering our experience in what we do daily. It can also be increasing our experience and knowledge by expanding our editorial horizons. As described on the IPEd website:

Lifelong learning and education is essential for the professional development of individuals, and the health and relevance of the profession at large. Professional development may include:

●  attending the biennial national conference
●  working with or as a mentor
●  attending seminars and workshops organised by branches
●  writing occasional papers on matters of interest to the profession
●  undertaking long or short courses in editing or related fields.

The annual branch Winter Seminar is the premier PD opportunity for editors in Western Australia, although many of the general meetings organised by and for members of Editors WA also include elements of PD. These range from ‘How To’ sessions on particular aspects of editing, through topics about language and the interface between writing, editing and publishing, to sessions on business practice for freelance editors.

From time to time, resource material from branch PD meetings is posted here for attendees to refresh their memories. That material is then available for those who were not able to attend to see what was discussed and also benefit from the expertise of editing colleagues. A list of topics from late 2016 onwards follows.



BRANCH MEETING TOPICS

Referencing refresher: emerging issues for editors

Was held on: Monday 20 February 2017
Presenter: Dr Stephen White, Geological Survey of Western Australia


World English and ‘Other’ Englishes – Whose English Is It?

Was held on: Monday 21 November 2016
Presenters: Ilsa Sharp, Catherine Schwerin, Dr Helen Renwick

NEWS

  • Making Connections: Kate Cuthbert workshop for editors and writers

    28 March 2019

    Networking opportunity with writers We are about to host one of our most focused outreach events ever on 13 April. Rather than contemplating our own navels and talking to ourselves we are stepping outside our immediate community to talk with … Read more

  • Report on the Winter Seminar 2018

    19 September 2018

    The Editors WA’s annual Winter Seminar on the ‘Good’ Editor lived up to its promise, with lively content delivered by our three expert presenters that provoked plenty of impromptu interaction from the audience. Read more

  • Winter Seminar Update: registrations extended, reduced student / concession price

    20 August 2018

    Have you polished your editing halo lately? Ours are looking a little tarnished, so we’re going to the Winter Seminar on Saturday 25 August for a refresher on what it is to be a ‘good’ editor. Why not join us … Read more

  • President’s report – 2018

    22 July 2018

    President’s report This is my first, and perhaps only, president’s report for Editors WA. Thank you for the support of dedicated committee members and other members who have provided us with professionally delivered events over the past twelve months. Thank … Read more