National Mentoring Program workshop

Posted on: 14 October 2014

Mentors’ workshop with Elizabeth Manning-Murphy DE, National Coordinator

Saturday 15 November 2014, 10.00-12.30 at the SA Writers Centre

Free of charge to mentors and those who are considering applying to be mentors


Bookings can be made quickly and easily via Eventzilla on our home page.


The Society of Editors (SA) is holding an intensive workshop for editors who are interested in being mentors in the National Mentoring Program. If you’re thinking of applying to become a mentor, this is your opportunity to find out from the national and state coordinators exactly what’s involved, why it’s worth doing, and how to get started as a mentor. We’ll be looking at case studies, addressing some of the challenges likely to arise in your work with mentees, and encouraging you to consider what skills, knowledge and experience you can draw on in your mentoring – all in collaboration with one of Australia’s most acclaimed and knowledgeable editors, Elizabeth Manning-Murphy DE.

A good mentor is someone who provides support, encouragement and advice to another editor, based on their knowledge of, and experience in, the chosen focus area of the partnership. A successful mentorship provides a two-way learning experience for both mentor and mentee, which can be a deeply satisfying experience and benefit the participants in a range of ways, allowing both partners to achieve personal-professional, career and business goals. (Mentoring another editor also counts towards your re-accreditation, for any current AEs who are thinking of applying!)

The National Mentoring Program urgently needs SA-based mentors and your Society is providing this free intensive training session in order to support members who are interested in principle but need more information and guidance before deciding to take part. We currently have several mentee applicants ready to start their program and eagerly awaiting a suitable mentor match, so if you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you.


Note that these workshops are only for mentors and those who are considering mentoring. Mentees may contact the state coordinator, Katy McDevitt (katy@kmeditorial.com) for information about the program.

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