Save this date – Copyediting 101 course

Susan Keogh from Editors Victoria will be in Tasmania to run a Copyediting 101 course on Saturday 23 May. Details are still to be confirmed but there will be some extra workshop time over this weekend.

Put it in your diary now!

Date:      Saturday 23 May 2020
Time:     10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Where:   Rosny Library

Have you ever visited a printer?

After our evening discussing the pros and cons of self-publishing in March, we will visit a local printer.

New Print at Kingston produce books from large format, full colour, coffee table specials to simple pamphlet style, pocket books. The staff are always very generous with their time and knowledge. We will be able to ask questions about formats, fonts and find out what a print ready manuscript should look like. Self-publishing authors are looking to us editors for more advice on how to take the next step. After this visit we should also be able to advise our authors how the size, shape and style, different quality stock, binding, colour prints and many other details can affect the price of producing their book.

On Thursday 23 April meet at 12–12.30 for lunch at the Fork in the Road Garden Cafe Kingston, before heading around the corner to New Print at 16 Patriach Drive, Huntingfield, at 2.00 pm for an informative afternoon.

When:   Thursday 23 April
Time:    12.00pm for lunch at own cost OR 2.00pm at New Print
Where:  Fork in the Road Garden Café, Huntingfield and later at Newprint at 2.00 pm
RSVP: For catering purposes by email by Monday 20 April.

Contact us for more information and booking.

Self-publishing – an editor’s perspective


Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed.

We will advise a new date – when the world regains its sanity.

So the writer asks you to help to get a book published? In this age of digital printing it is easier than you might think. We editors know how to produce a publication that satisfies both the author and the reader.

Editing is not just a grammar and spell-check. Come to this event and find out how an author/editor collaboration can be so much more!

Freelance editor Sheelagh Wegman will share some of her experience in working with self-publishers.
Publisher Lucinda Sharp from Forty South will talk about self-publishing from the printer-publisher point of view.

When:     Monday 23 March 2020
Time:      7.00 – 9.00 pm
Where:   121 Macquarie Street, (behind St David’s Cathedral)
Cost:       Member $10*; distance member $8; non-member $15
Book:      Book through MemNet or by email by Friday 20 March
Light refreshments included. Contact us for more information and booking.

Festive Frivolity

Festive frivolity!

When:    Saturday 30 November, 12.30pm
Where:   Man O’ Ross Hotel, 35 Church Street, Ross
Cost:      Order from the menu and bar at your own cost.
Book:     Book by email by Wednesday 27 November
Partners and colleagues welcome!Bring some crackers or an amusing family Christmas story to share. Or bring crackers AND a story!
Contact us for more information.

Branch General Meeting

At the Branch General Meeting, all committee positions will be declared vacant and we’ll elect a new group to lead us through the next twelve months. The work is not onerous, and while the current committee meets in person once a month, we also discuss matters by email, so don’t feel that living outside Hobart is a disqualification!

A light supper will be served.

When: 28 August 2019, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Ground floor at 121 Macquarie Street (behind St David’s Cathedral). Car parking access via laneway opposite Hadley’s Hotel in Murray Street.

Cost: members Free; non-members $5

Please book and pay through IPEd no later than 26 Aug.

Compiling a family history: How to manage the project and still be friends

Susan Scott is an Accredited Editor, poet, farmer, and terrific jam maker.

From the Proteus to Prosperity was published in May 2018, but as with many family histories, its path was not smooth. It was part-complete when Susan took the project over and managed it through to publication.

Susan will share with us some of the challenges she encountered while compiling this work.

A light supper will be provided.

When: 31 October 2018, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Rosny library, 48 Bligh St, Rosny Park

Cost: member $10*; distance member $8; non-member $15

*includes members of the Tasmanian Writers Centre

Please book and pay through IPEd no later than 29 October