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General meeting April 2016

Diversifying your editing practice, and the 'art of the pitch'

Attention, editors!
Our 'guest' speaker for April is writer, editor, content producer and SocEd member Susan Prior.

Susan holds a degree in mass communication (journalism and multimedia) and a postgraduate diploma in writing, editing and publishing. She has worked as an editor in the corporate, not-for-profit and freelance sectors. As a writer, she has had feature articles published in The Courier-Mail's QWeekend magazine, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Bmag, Eureka Street, and the e-journal On Line Opinion for which she was the digital producer and commissioning editor for many years.

Currently, Susan project manages, writes articles for and edits a quarterly magazine called Living in The Shires, owned by Harcourts Graceville. She also looks after all communications, marketing, public relations and social media for the two entities. Living in The Shires is a free community magazine with a print run of 12,000. The readership, including the online version, is approximately 20,000. And, for something a little different, Susan is a regular correspondent on BBC Radio in the UK, discussing life here in Brisbane.

Over the years, one of the many talents Susan has developed as a freelance writer and editor is a knack for pursuing and winning a diversity of work. As a creative non-fiction writer, she regularly pitches to media. As an editor and writer, she proactively markets her business, as well as making sure she does plenty of networking.

So, how successful is Susan? What tips is she happy to give?

You won't find out by merely reading this meeting notice. You'll have to mark the event on your calendar and then make sure to join your fellow editors on 6 April to listen to Susan present Diversifying your editing practice, and the 'art of the pitch'.

NB. Susan has a Mighty Fine Book Swap outside her home. If any of you have any surplus fiction books to donate, she would be delighted to pop them in for others to read.

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm, The Gabba Ward Office, 2/63 Annerley Road (Cnr Annerley Rd & Crown St, Woolloongabba). Please note the change of venue: it is Queen Alexandra Home (upstairs mtg room), 347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo-Department of Education and Training (DETE).

Cover charge - members $10, non-members $15 - includes drinks and nibbles on arrival. Meeting ends at 8 pm. But why not kick on and join us for dinner afterwards? Just let us know if you're intending to come to dinner when you RSVP.

For catering purposes, please RESPOND to Speaker Secretary Michael Lefcourt by email through the link or by phone on 0417 869 953 by Monday 4 April 2016.

Download the full notice, with map, through the link below.


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