Editor to content designer, or there and back again


Wednesday 24 June 2020. Two options this month:

  1. Attend via Zoom at 6:30pm. A link will be sent to members.
  2. Register to attend in person (limited numbers) at St Mark’s Theological College. See details below.

Have you heard of ‘content design’ or ‘agile’? This is your chance to find out what these mean and how editing plays a crucial role.

DTA specialist Julian Fleetwood will give an overview of the government content design profession as it has grown from its appearance in the GOV.UK team in 2012. He will explore the content design methodology and approaches, and talk about how content professionals, including editors and content strategists, can work in agile multidisciplinary teams using the DTA’s service design and delivery process.

Julian Fleetwood is the content design and strategy practice lead in the Digital Transformation Agency’s co-Lab team. He works alongside other leads of digital disciplines to help government teams learn through working on challenging service design and delivery problems.

Julian comes from an editing background in the not-for-profit and government sectors. He joined the DTA in its original form (iDTO) in 2015. While at the agency he transitioned from a project officer to content designer to content strategist. He has worked on most of the agency’s major content projects, including the Digital Service Standard, Content Guide, Content Strategy Guide and the Australian Government Design System.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. (Online attendees can use Zoom’s Q&A function.)

Attending in person at St Mark’s Theological College

We are planning to host a limited number of people at St Mark’s: 20 maximum, in a room approved for 24. If you wish to attend in person, please contact the Secretary, Ngaire Kinnear, using the contact form on this website (select Secretary in the drop-down). You will be asked to sign in at the door.

We will supply hand sanitiser and space the chairs comfortably apart. BYO mask if you want. Please don’t attend if you start to feel ill or show any cold symptoms.

Please notify Ngaire if you change your mind about going, so that anyone on a waiting list can be included in your stead.

Where and when

Durie Room, St Mark’s National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton (not Blackall Place). Google maps reference.

Room opens at 5:45pm, Wednesday 24 June, presentation begins at 6:30. Light refreshments before and after; all welcome.

Attending via Zoom

If you plan to attend online, you do not need to register. The link will be sent around as usual.

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