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

  • Mentoring – could you be a mentor?

    20 October 2019

    Some newcomers to IPEd may not be aware that we run a mentoring program. This is not a course in basic or beginner editing. Rather it is one of the ways you can gain new skills or learn more about … Read more

  • All about the Standing Committee on Academic Editing

    While wandering the forest of IPEd acronyms and abbreviations, members may have wondered what the SCAE is and what it does. Our Editors WA branch president sits on the IPEd Standing Committee for Academic Editing, responsible for the important task … Read more

  • President’s Report 2019

    17 August 2019

    Click on the link to read the EditorsWA President’s Report from the Annual Branch Meeting on 30 July 2019: President’s report, ABM 2019 30 July 19

  • 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