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The Janet Mackenzie Medal

Nominations open

IPEd is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2021 Janet Mackenzie Medal (the Mackenzie), to be awarded to an outstanding professional editor who has lifted the standard of the editing profession and/or given exemplary service to IPEd.

The award honours Janet Mackenzie DE (1947–2018). Janet was an Honorary Life Member (and founding member) of Editors Victoria, and served IPEd in many capacities over many years, including being on the first Standards Working Group, 1998–2001, and most recently on the Style Manual 7th Edition Steering Group, a current working party of IPEd, from which she resigned only weeks before her death.

The award consists of a medal, an electronic rendering of the medal to be used by the recipient, and Honorary Life Membership of IPEd (if the recipient is not already an HLM).

Nominees must be IPEd members and must be nominated by IPEd members. Current members of the IPEd Board, IPEd employees, and the administrators of and judges for the award are ineligible for nomination.

Nominators need to let their nominee know they intend to nominate them for the Mackenzie Medal. If the nominee agrees to be nominated, they should provide the nominator with their CV, IPEd membership number and the names and contact details of potential referees (see below) who could support the nomination. The nominee, referees or others contacted should keep their knowledge about the nomination confidential; IPEd may announce the nominees as part of the process once nominations have closed.

The nominating IPEd member will submit a letter in the provided template to IPEd detailing how their nominee fulfils the criteria for the award. As a guide, the letter should be 600 to 1000 words in length. The nominator will supply the names of three referees who know the nominee so the judges can verify the content of the letter. One referee should be professional (e.g. an employment supervisor or a client) and one should be from IPEd. The third can be either work or IPEd related, or from another person within the publishing industry.
For more details, please see the nomination guidelines, the nomination template (link below), and an outline of the Janet Mackenzie Medal criteria.

Nominations close 5 October 2020.


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