Next members meeting: Editing career paths

Posted on: 31 March 2014

Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 7.30 pm

SA Writers Centre
187 Rundle Street
Adelaide

If you would like to join us for dinner beforehand at Cafe Michael, 204 Rundle Street, please email rsvp@editors-sa.org.au. Dinner is at member's own expense.

Editing career paths

Editing careers are many and varied. Have you ever wondered what other editors do or how they got into their particular field? At our next meeting four of our members will talk to us about their very different career paths.

Mary-Ann Came

Mary-Ann completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree and started her career as a writer and editor of business and industry magazines. She then moved into public relations, writing and editing copy for media releases, newsletters, corporate profiles, brochures, websites, adverts and tender submissions. She is currently freelancing and is the South Australian editorial contractor for The Senior newspaper.  

Dani Cash

Dani established Page & Pixel Communications in 2010 after a career in marketing communications for corporate and non-profit organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom. Now, with over 20 years’ communications experience, Dani specialises in writing, editing and designing business communications tools for small to medium enterprises, non-profit organisations and government.  

Penelope Curtin

Penelope began her working life as a librarian in the National Library of Australia. She began editing after being appointed Central Office Librarian at the South Australian Department of TAFE. In 2006, she opened a bookshop and ran a parallel editing business. Penelope now works full-time in her editing business, although life has provided other professional diversions, one being as co-director of The Body in the Garden, a crime and garden writers’ festival held in the Adelaide Botanic Garden last October.  

Alastair Sarre

Alastair Sarre has an honours degree in forestry and a graduate diploma in professional communication. He began his career as a forester working for a mining company in Western Australia, and since 1992 he has earned his living by writing and editing, mainly on forestry. He has worked for international organisations based in Yokohama and Rome and travelled widely for his work. He is also a novelist: his first novel, Prohibited Zone, was published by Wakefield Press in 2011, and his second will be published this year, also by Wakefield.

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