New Horizons for Editing and Publishing conference

 

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. will be hosting the 5th National Editors Conference in September 2011.

Australia’s biennial national editors conference is held under the aegis of IPEd (The Institute of Professional Editors). The 2011 conference will celebrate the art of editing and the profession of editor.

We are proud to announce the support of key sponsors: John Wiley and the CAL Cultural Fund.

The conference will be held at the Dockside Conference Centre in the heart of Sydney and is hosted by the Society of Editors (NSW) Inc.

Conference registrations are now open. Use the online registration system on the NSW website:  www.editorsnsw.com/conference2011.htm

The editors conference events will take place from 7 to 9 September. A Gala Dinner, sponsored by John Wiley, will be held at the Star Room, near Dockside Conference Centre, on Friday evening, 9 September. On Saturday 10 September Style Council will be holding a special one-day event. Optional excursions and social events will take place between 7 and 11 September.

The theme ‘New Horizons for Editing and Publishing’ is a broad, flexible theme that encompasses trends, innovations and new markets across all genres of editing, and includes both traditional and electronic publishing. Three streams will cover different areas of publishing: trade (fiction and nonfiction); academic, education and technical; government and corporate. See the NSW website for a draft program.

Keynote speakers include US oral history editor Linda Shopes, who is supported by the CAL Cultural Fund.

Four CAL National Editors Conference Bursaries will be available for emerging editors to attend the Sydney conference. Visit the website for updates on the bursary scheme.

Don’t miss the special earlybird rate of just $320 for members of Australian Societies of Editors! This includes the main conference (2 days) and the cocktail party reception. Book and pay by the Earlybird closing date of 28 May.