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ACTive Voice

N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e C a n b e r r a S o c i e t y o f E d i t o r s

Volume 31 Number 3 July August September 2021

From the impossibly messy desk of the President

Greetings to members reading the last newsletter of my

presidential term. It’s hard to believe that two years have

passed. It wasn’t quite the ride I was expecting, but a

talented and generous bunch of committee members makes

life pleasant and interesting while juggling possibilities and

safeguards. We managed some in-face meetings, built up

our tech capacity to manage a few hybrids, and then

relapsed into lockdown and remoteness again. The promises

of normality seem very relative and rather distant. I

sincerely hope that you all have plenty of work, plenty of

good food and drink and reading material, contact with

people you like and some delightful moments in your life.

Outgoing President Eris Harrison (left) in April with fabulous presenter Pamela Hewitt (Photo: Leanne Pattison).

Our September meeting became a webinar. The October AGM will be online too. PLEASE ATTEND! The date is

Wednesday 27 October, and I hope to see many of your happy shining faces (or at least your names against blank

screens) that evening. Members have received the notice and will receive the documents later in October. Please

register and show up!

CSE’s continued survival depends on volunteers. Many of the current committee members will stick around –

some in other roles. BUT there will be vacancies, including President, Vice-president and Secretary, because the

Constitution limits us to two years. These positions are crucial; if they are vacant, CSE is not legally viable. So

please think hard about what you can contribute. You have skills; why not put some of them, and some of your

time next year, at the service of your local editing association? Contact me or Ngaire if you want to explore your


We have contracted for a new website, and considerable work is going into setting it up. No predictions yet for

when it will be live; but a milestone has been passed.

Thank you all for your ongoing support of CSE. We hope to see some of you in person in November. We hope to

be able to keep you informed and entertained for another year.

Eris Jane Harrison AE


On behalf of the current committee, I would like to extend our thanks to Eris for her excellent Presidency over the

past two years, helping us navigate through the effects of COVID-19 while continuing to offer fantastic speakers

for our monthly meetings and a range of professional development workshops. -Ed

In this edition

From the President

IPEd News

Professional Development Workshops

Dr Amanda Laugesen: A History of ‘Bad’ Language in


Dr Jocelyn Hargraves: Referencing and Bibliographies

Grammar Gremlins No.6: Full stops

Book review

Annual General Meeting and Committee roles: Get


The Canberra Society of Editors acknowledges the traditional owners of country in the Canberra region and their

continuing connection to land, culture and community. The Society pays its respects to the elders of the

Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, past and present.

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Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) News

IPEd Liaison

The CSE committee has appointed the outgoing

president to an ongoing role as IPEd Liaison Officer.

This is, of course, subject to membership approval at

the upcoming AGM.

Nominations open for IPEd’s 2022 Janet Mackenzie


Nominations close at the end of November. Let’s see

whether CSE can pull off a trifecta!

Resources for academic editors

The Standing Committee on Academic Editing (SCAE)

has developed resources for academic editors which

are now available in the members-only section of

the website.

Grammar Refresher

Dr Linda Nix AE is running a Grammar Refresher

Workshop series on three Saturdays: 9 October, 16

October and 23 October. Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm

AWST – so from 1pm for us.

CEO announces IPEd and PEG’s agreement

IPEd and the Professional Editors’ Guild (PEG), based

in South Africa, have signed an affiliate agreement.

They will promote each other’s events, where

relevant; organise combined events; recommend

guest speakers on relevant areas of expertise; and

offer reciprocal membership.

Mentoring, moving forward

Extra activities, including workshops, are planned for

the Mentoring Program. Check out the IPEd

mentoring page and look for CSE emails about



Don’t forget that IPEd branch meetings everywhere

are now available to us all via Zoom. Check out all

the offerings on the IPEd website. There is a small


Current and past Committee members Kate Potter, Gil Garcon, Eris Harrison and Ngaire Kinnear giving us a

reminder of our wonderful in-person monthly meetings(Photo: Leanne Pattison). [We will get there again -Ed]

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Professional Development Workshops

Grammar in a Nutshell

Saturday 27 November 2021

by Zoom, 9.30-4.30 (AEDT)

Did you learn the basics of English grammar at school? Maybe you have forgotten some of them? Or does English

grammar get mixed up with other grammar? Can you explain to clients why you recommend edits to grammar in

their text? Or do some grammar rules seem confusing?

This full day will cover many of the problem areas of English grammar: parts of speech (nouns, verbs, prepositions

etc), sentence structure (subject-verb agreement, active and passive voice, parallel structure in lists, punctuation

etc), paragraphs (logical structure for meaning), whole documents and an introduction to plain English and

inclusive grammar. If you are thinking about taking the IPEd Accreditation Exam in 2022, we will cover a lot of the

basic grammar that will be tested in the Language part of the exam.

The workshop will be presented by Zoom by Elizabeth Manning Murphy DE and Edwin (Ted) Briggs AE. Ted will

also be there for technical assistance. We are accustomed to running full-day programs online, and we can

promise you that there will be lots of variety of presentation, plenty of breaks for exercise and relaxation, and you

won’t be ‘staring at a computer screen’ all day!

In one day, we can’t cover the whole of English grammar, but we can alert you to the terminology that will help

you get your own writing right, and help you explain your editing corrections – all backed up with reference to

some useful reading. It will be a busy day, with activities all the way and discussions in pairs and in the full group.

Post-workshop opportunities include optional extra activities for individual feedback and a free email consultation

on anything about grammar, writing clearly or helping others to write clearly.

The group will be kept to a maximum of 12 to allow for easy group discussion.

Back-up reading: Go to Elizabeth’s website www.emwords.info and select ‘Books’ to purchase print copies or

ebooks. (Not required reading, but both Effective writing: plain English at work (2 nd edn) and Working words

(revised) are recommended for your bookshelf, and will be referred to during the workshop. If you already have

copies, do bring them to the workshop. Both are recommended reading for preparation for the IPEd Accreditation


The presenters:

Elizabeth Manning Murphy DE is a trained linguist, editor and trainer. She is the author of Working words (revised

edn) (Lacuna Publishing, 2019) and Effective writing: plain English at work (2 nd edn) (Lacuna Publishing, 2014). She

has presented this workshop over a number of years in various formats all over Australia in person, in UK and

South Africa online and in person, and now exclusively online, as a result of Covid restrictions.

Ted Briggs AE is an experienced technical writer and editor with a substantial background in English grammar,

joint national coordinator with Elizabeth of the IPEd mentoring program for editors, member of the Accreditation

Board, and an IT specialist. He has managed mentoring and grammar workshops since they migrated from inperson

to online, and will be acting in that capacity for this workshop, as well as contributing to the presentation.

Copyright for editors

Coming up at the end of October this course will be provided by the Australian Copyright Council. Presented by an

ACC lawyer, Copyright for editors will give participants a comprehensive overview of Australian copyright law for

editors and explore related issues experienced by editors across various industries.

Keep an eye out for registration details arriving in your inbox very shortly!

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Dr Amanda Laugesen, A History of ‘Bad’ Language in Australia

In July, Amanda Laugesen, Chief Editor of the Australian National Dictionary, gave members a live presentation!

It was great to reconnect over a glass of wine, and a great bonus to be treated to a fun speaker swearing like a

trouper. I had been hoping to hear some rich language and I was not disappointed. Swearing is contextual,

Amanda explained to us. It is an important part of language, and language expresses national identity.

Dr Amanda Laugesen (right) with CSE member Helen Topor at the July meeting (Photo: Leanne Pattison).

Amanda focussed on the history of swearing in Australian English, explaining the rise of profanity, or ‘flash

language’ to express anti-authoritarianism in the spoken pidgin of the early colony of New South Wales. By the

mid-19 th century, the quest for respectability and manners meant there were now laws against abusive language.

But ‘bad’ language continued, and Australia’s colonies became infamous for it back in Britain. By the early 20 th

century, swearing was no longer a source of shame but a source of popularity, and ‘bloody’, ‘bugger’ and

‘bastard’ were in common parlance.

Fast forward to the recent past, and the increasing use of the ‘f-’ word in the 1970s and 1980s reflecting the rise

of feminism. Now in the 2000s, the three Bs are now old-fashioned, and the ‘c-’ word is almost a term of

affection. In her research, Amanda asked – is there still a connection between Australian identity and swearing?

Other countries still see Australians as a nation of swearers. We are an edgy lot. We disapprove of discriminatory

terms like ‘sl*t’, but there are emerging highly evocative compound terms like ‘dogc-’ and ‘mallee root’.

I really must stop swearing. But it’s okay, Amanda told us: our language, including our historical swearing, will

always keep shifting to reflect our contemporary concerns and considerations. For more, read Amanda’s book,

Rooted: An Australian history of bad manners, published in 2020.

Elizabeth Ganter

Dr Jocelyn Hargraves, Referencing and bibliographies as technical paratexts

In her August webinar, Jocelyn Hargraves drew on 24 years of experience in the publishing industry and her PhD

published as a book, The evolution of editorial style in Early Modern England, to discuss the technicalities behind

referencing and bibliographies. Jocelyn has been inspired by how the paratext works to extend the body text

within books, and her presentation identified and clarified some of the intuitive understandings we have as

editors about why we do what we do.

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Jocelyn showed us the way in which the paratext – book structure, references etc – guides us and help us make

sense of a book or other work. Jocelyn discussed how situating a work in context through citing and attribution

show how an author stands in relation to the work of others and where their originality lies. For Jocelyn, this is

like setting a book in tradition. Jocelyn also referred to peritext, the elements within the work, and epitext, or the

supporting elements outside the work, eg interviews conducted as part of research, the original material that

quotes come from, the material referred to in summarising tables, etc. The contents page sets up the journey the

reader will take through the document and allows the reader to be selective.

For Jocelyn, references represent the journey beyond the book. It was interesting to be led through detailed

examples and various reference styles. Jocelyn discussed styles from a functional perspective. She spoke about

the various referencing and citations software options, specifically Mendeley, Zofero and EndNote.

Jocelyn referred members to this Wikipedia comparison of referencing software:


Elizabeth Ganter

Grammar Gremlin No 6 – Full stops

In ‘Grammar Gremlins’ we look at parts of grammar that writers often get wrong, or that we editors aren’t sure

how to explain to writers who make the errors.

There is plenty of advice available on when to use a full stop. I’m going to pick out just a few of the uses that

cause headaches for editors. Remember that all punctuation is to make meaning clear. And it should follow

your style guide consistently.

At the end of a sentence: 1 space after the full stop (and that applies to question marks and exclamation marks

too – note that they both include full stops). If you put 2 spaces here, and then decide on full justification for

the paragraph, the 2 spaces after any full stop will be dragged out to make an even bigger space, so that the

line ends on the right hand margin. It’s not natural and makes reading difficult. Stick to 1 space after all full

stops at the end of sentences.

At the end of a bullet list: Use a full stop after the last list point when the individual points following an

introduction are fragments that don’t make a complete sentence until the last point. If each list point is itself a

complete sentence, put a full stop at the end of each.

In expressing time: Use a full stop (not a colon) between the hour and the minutes: 9.30 am.

Ditch the unnecessary full stops you often see in people’s initials, various short forms and symbols:

• E M Murphy (some guides recommend EM Murphy, but I like a space after each initial because each

one represents a separate given name)

• Sat 25 Dec 2021 at 1.30 pm

• CSE, IPEd, Qantas

• 10% interest, 1 kg plain flour, 30°C with strong winds.

At the end of a polite request, where a question mark would be inappropriate: Would you mind closing the

door quietly, please.

Learn more about using the full stop in Working words (revised edn) by Elizabeth Manning Murphy, Lacuna

Publishing, Sydney, 2019 – Chats 43–45 pages 163–174 and in Effective writing (2 nd edn) by Elizabeth Manning

Murphy with Hilary Cadman, Lacuna Publishing, Sydney 2014 – Section 7.2 page 65.

© Elizabeth Manning Murphy DE

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Book review

Working words by Elizabeth Manning Murphy Revised edition (Lacuna, 2019) x + 257 pp. ISBN 9781922198365

(paperback); ISBN 9781922198372 (ebook)

Reviewer: John Linnegar, Accredited Professional Text Editor, Director, Professional Editors’ Guild NPO (South

Africa), Chairperson, SENSE (Netherlands)

I was fortunate enough to have met the author of the first edition of Working Words in 2012, barely a year after it

was published. On reading the collection of ‘chats’ previously aimed at members of the Canberra Society of

Editors, what impressed me instantly was how redolent those chats are of the author’s voice and outlook on her

craft as a consummate text editor. In fact, of her persona: this is unmistakeably Elizabeth Manning Murphy from

beginning to end, whether it’s her solid linguistic foundations, her vast editorial experience, her travel-savvy

advice to editors on the wing or her sometimes wry sense of humour or turn of phrase.

The series of 63 chats that form this compendium = are grouped broadly into eight parts, each dealing with an

important facet of the text editor’s craft –especially that of the freelancer. These parts range from the craft of

editing and editing as a business via the ethical and legal considerations inherent in improving authors’ texts to

the nitty-gritty of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, plain language and style. In this gem of a resource,

this seasoned editor turned author about editing covers the entire gamut of the text editor’s craft and business

with both thoroughness and aplomb. And she does so in the most accessible and personable of styles. Indeed,

Working words spends precious little of my waking hours idly on my bookshelf – the fact that it’s my heavily

thumbed and bookmarked vade mecum speaks volumes.

Having received the revised edition recently, I was naturally curious to discover just how ‘revised’ it is. After all,

the wisdom that fills its pages is timeless. But much has changed in the eight plus years since the chats were first

written and the collection was published.

My impression is that the morphing of the original volume into the current revision has been deftly handled, in a

number of respects. For starters, the design is slimmer, more compact, perhaps even more contemporary in its

look and feel while remaining unmistakeably the Working words we are so familiar with: justified text, unspaced

paragraphs with first lines indented, the spaced en-rule having replaced the unspaced em-rule as a dash, and so


In the text itself, the changes have been subtle though necessary to keep the book relevant to a new generation

of readers. Here, author and editor (and associates) have clearly taken cognisance of the technological changes

that have occurred since 2003–2011, when the chats were penned. And so ‘working online’ is now ‘working on

screen’, ‘flashdrives’ are now augmented by ‘external drives’ and ‘the cloud’, and references to redundant

software (eg Publisher) have either been deleted or replaced with more current products; in addition, references

to ‘Wifi in hotel rooms’ and ‘video-conferencing facilities for use for worldwide training and discussions’ serve to

bring the chats right up to date. It has also been necessary to update references to MS Word functionality (eg

using Track Changes) to reflect upgrades since Word 2000 and Windows 98 (ancient history to Millennials), for

instance. The author has added the URLs of a number of online references in the text (some of them only recently

available online), which is another useful feature of this edition. And, recognising that the internet has made it

possible for text editors to service clients worldwide, in the Chat on ‘The ethics of editing’, the author has inserted

a reference to editing papers for students of overseas universities, adding the caution that ‘it is important to find

out what degree of editing is allowable in the particular institution’ (at 43). It’s typical of the sound advice that

pervades Manning Murphy’s text.

Perhaps even more interesting to this worker with others’ words, though, is the number of subtle changes

introduced to the word usage in the 2019 edition, because, as the author writes in its preface, ‘some rethinking

was necessary … the English language has moved on and the way we express ourselves has become increasingly

informal, even in formal writing’. So, for example, in Chat 63 ‘Whither grammar and plain English’, the examples

illustrating language change in the 21st century have – sensibly – been updated. One example is the changing

connotation of ‘awesome’ from the original ‘inspiring awe’ to ‘That’s good’. The other is equally apt: ‘absolutely’

is now used to mean total agreement rather than (or in addition to) ‘completely’ or ‘perfectly’. Editors clearly

need to remain alert to such linguistic shifts when engaging with authors’ words, and intervene appropriately.

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The author also leads by example. ‘Millennials’ and ‘later generations’ have been added to references to

‘Generation Y’ when referring to what the term ‘editor’ means to different practitioners. Also, ‘mobile phones and

text messaging’, which have possibly become rather naff, outdated terms, have been replaced by ‘smart phones

and mobile apps’ – usages essential if the book is to be considered appropriate to the younger generation of

authors and editors.

These changes notwithstanding, the original text rings as clear as a bell now as it did in the first edition. In this

respect, the nine extremely useful chats that make up Part 3 ‘The business of editing’ continue to contain

invaluable advice, born of extensive experience, for text editors at every level of experience.

The result is a happy and successful blend of the wisdom that was shared in 2011 and a range of necessary

updates to render the text relevant and user-friendly to the current generation of workers with words.

Annual General Meeting

Canberra Society of Editors

Annual General Meeting 2021

Wednesday 27 October 2021: 6.30 pm (online)

Please register early to attend the AGM, using the link sent by email to members on 27 September.

After you register, you’ll receive a meeting link and other information for joining on the night.

Committee roles – get involved!

All committee positions fall vacant at every AGM.

Members at all levels are welcome on the Canberra Society of Editors management committee, and all are

encouraged to take part at some point during their membership. Only full and honorary life members may vote to

formalise committee decisions, but all associate and student members of the committee contribute to


The office-bearer positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer can only be held by full or

honorary life members. All other roles are open to members of all levels.

Office-bearer roles (statutory)

Office-bearer positions can only be held for a maximum of two consecutive committee years.

The current President, Vice-President, and Secretary will all reach the two-year limit at the 2021 AGM, and at

present nobody has indicated an intention to nominate for these.

President – Nominations required

The President is the CSE’s de facto chief executive

officer and spokesperson, and is empowered to

represent the society at the highest level or to

delegate this responsibility. The President provides

leadership and direction, and promotes a positive,

supportive, inclusive and professional culture within

the society. The President fosters and promotes the

growth and development of the society and its

members as well as maintaining its existing structure

and functions, including chairing committee meetings

and directing the governance processes.

Vice President – Nominations required

The Vice President deputises for the President as

required and assists the President and committee in

achieving the CSE’s goals.

Secretary – Nominations required

The Secretary manages the venues or online

arrangements, agendas, papers and minutes for

committee meetings, keeps the Society records, is one

of the registered signatories for the CSE’s bank

account, and answers member queries or directs

them to other committee members when necessary.

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Treasurer – Nomination received (and more


The Treasurer manages the CSE’s bank accounts,

receives and records monies received and paid by the

society. The Treasurer provides a report to the

committee each month, and also arranges for the

annual financial audit. The Treasurer is a signatory to

the bank account.

Statutory role (other)

Public Officer – Nominations required

The Public Officer is the society's contact point with

the ACT Registrar-General's Office. Public Officer is a

statutory role, required by law.

The main tasks of the Public Officer are to complete

the society's annual return after the AGM and lodge it

within one month, and to update the records with the

Registrar-General’s Office when any changes in the

committee occur.

Key administrative roles

Membership Secretary – Nomination received (and

more welcomed)

The Membership Secretary receives applications for

membership, contacts the referees, submits the

applications to the committee for consideration,

welcomes new members, manages renewals, and

maintains the member database. In 2021–2022, the

Membership Secretary will play a key role in the final

transition to the new administrative and website

system – most of this work is already complete.

Member services roles

Professional Development Coordinator – Nomination

received (and more welcomed)

In consultation with the committee and members, the

Professional Development Coordinator plans and

organises education and training sessions. This

includes: organising the presenters and venues;

writing advertising material for supply to the Web

Manager and Broadcast Communications Officer;

reminding registered participants beforehand;

preparing post-training reports for the newsletter;

and liaising with other relevant organisations. The PD

Coordinator also arranges certificates of attendance,

obtains feedback on the courses, and makes sure the

presenter is paid.

Newsletter Editor – Nomination received (and more


The Newsletter Editor plans the schedule of

publications for the year, seeks contributions for

articles and ensures contributors meet submission

deadlines, compiles articles and other materials,

formats the final publication and sends it for

broadcast email and publication on the website.

Assistant Treasurer – Nominations welcome

The Assistant Treasurer acts as a back-up if and when

the Treasurer needs assistance or a ‘stand-in’. It is not

a demanding position, but does require staying

informed and learning the book-keeping software and


Ideally, the Assistant Treasurer is prepared and able to

fill the position of Treasurer for 2022–2023.

Newsletter Assistant Editor/s – Nomination received

(and more welcomed)

The Assistant Editor helps the Editor in any of the

above tasks and proofreads the final layout before

publication. The Assistant Editor is not necessarily a

committee member.

Web Manager – Nominations required

The Web Manager maintains the society’s website,

posts content for Society activities such as general

meetings and professional development, uploads

each issue of the newsletter, researches and provides

relevant links to training courses and other web pages

that might be of interest to society members, and

ensures the web content is current and accurate. The

Web Manager also maintains the register of freelance

editors. NOTE: The Web Manager is not responsible

for creating the web content.

In the 2021–2022 year, the new website and

administrative system is very nearly ready to launch,

and the Web Manager will have a role in finalising and

managing the early implementation of the website.

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Broadcast Communications Officer – Nominations


The Broadcast Communications Officer is responsible

for the bulk of communications between the

committee and the membership as a whole, notifying

all members of upcoming events and news,

distributing the newsletter and other documents, and

any other all-member communication as required.

The Broadcast Communications Officer: receives text

and other details for broadcast from other members

of the committee; prepares the broadcast in the

mailing system; and schedules sending to give

members appropriate notice and reminders to

support member engagement.

General Meetings Coordinator – Nominations


In consultation with the President and other

interested members, the General Meetings

Coordinator plans the general meetings program for

the year. The Coordinator: contacts prospective

speakers; writes advertising material for broadcast

email, the website, and the newsletter; organises the

logistics for the meeting; and arranges volunteers to

write up the meeting for inclusion in the newsletter

(with a photo if possible).

ACT Mentoring Coordinator – Nominations welcome

As one of the mentoring program’s team of state and

territory coordinators, the ACT Mentoring

Coordinator has the responsibilities to form

mentoring partnerships of mentors and mentees

(sometimes with help from the national database or

support from the national coordinators), to manage

the financial transactions involved, to get feedback

during and at the end of mentorships, and to report to

the national coordinators.

This is the only committee position which does not

automatically fall vacant at each AGM, as the

appointment is subject to the decision of the IPEd

Mentoring Program Standing Committee.

IPEd Liaison Officer

This is a new role created by the current committee. It

is a role well suited to the immediate past president if

they choose to remain active on the committee, but is

also open to other members.

The Immediate Past President (not elected) is exofficio

a member of the Committee.

General roles

Committee Member – Nominations welcomed

General Committee Members do not have specific

roles or routine tasks, but are expected to attend

monthly committee meetings and to have a voice on

the matters for discussion. Committee Members may

volunteer or may be asked to help with any projects

or tasks on hand or to help office bearers with their

duties, especially professional development,

newsletter and website. ‘Many hands make light

work’ and contributions from general members are

always welcomed.

Catering Coordinator – position filled, but

nominations are welcomed

The Catering coordinator is not usually a committee

member, and so does not automatically fall vacant at

each AGM. Usually, the Catering Coordinator

coordinates the catering for the monthly general

meetings by maintaining a roster of volunteers to

supply the food and drinks. The Catering Coordinator

and volunteers lay out the tables, clean up after the

meeting, and pass on the CSE’s ‘catering kit’ to the

volunteer for the next meeting.

Publicity Officer – Nominations welcomed

In consultation with the President and the committee,

the Publicity Officer publicises the society’s activities

in appropriate publications and other media. This

position has not been filled for some years, but the

new website may serve as a catalyst to revive

publicity activity for CSE.

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Back Page Bloopers

From The Guardian (UK)’s regular corrections and clarifications column.

• Malapropism corner: “With the prime minister and his cabinet publicly flaunting their own guidance, it is

perhaps little wonder mask wearing has dropped significantly” (No masks and no plan: a perilous winter

awaits, 19 September 2021, page 40) https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/sep/26/for-the-record.

[It would have been much better if they had been flaunting the guidance, rather than flouting it! -Ed]

• Homophone corner: “He then had a dozen oysters and a draft Guinness, followed by some Sachertorte”

(Why Len Deighton is set to thrill a new generation, 2 May 2021, page 42)


[Sounds like it was a very sketchy meal! -Ed]

• An analysis piece (“Agreement to tax Google, Facebook is historic. Will Brexit Britain stay onside?”,

6 June 2021) said Joe Biden had “a headwind of support for higher taxes on corporations and the super-rich

to pay for his recovery programmes”. The intended word was “tailwind”


[It’s all a matter of perspective – perhaps it looks like a headwind from the direction of the super-rich? -Ed]

Your current Committee

President Eris Jane Harrison

Vice-President Elizabeth Ganter

Secretary Ngaire Kinnear

Treasurer Geoff Dawson

Assistant Treasurer vacant

Membership Secretary Mark Taylor

Online Communications Vicki Taylor

Public Officer Gina Dow

Professional Development Coordinator

Nigel Brew

Meetings Coordinator Eris Harrison

Website Manager Howard Silcock

Newsletter Editor Deb Fleming

Immediate Past President Kate Potter

General Committee

Elizabeth Manning Murphy

Gil Garcon

Non-Committee positions

ACT Mentoring Coordinator Kaaren Sutcliffe

Catering Coordinator Mary Webb

ACTive Voice

(Formerly ‘The Canberra editor’)

Volume 31, Number 3, July to September 2021

© Canberra Society of Editors 2021

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