Roll out the red carpet!

Australian television has the Logie Awards; Australian theatre, the Helpmann’s; and now IPEd has the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award – the Rosie – which recognises excellence in editing. The winner of this significant award will be announced at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference dinner on Thursday 14 September 2017.

The Rosie was named after Rosanne Fitzgibbon DE for her tireless contribution to the profession of editing through her various roles in literary and academic organisations.

Come along to the conference dinner for your chance to witness this historic event – the presentation of the inaugural Rosie. Show your support for the nominees, who are being recognised for their outstanding editing skills in diplomacy, management, thoroughness, attention to detail, problem solving, research, writing, professionalism and ethics.

The finalists are:

  • Jacqueline Blanchard for All Fall Down by Matt Condon
  • Denise O’Hagan for Jerome and His Women by Joan O’Hagan
  • Susan Pierotti for City Kid by Lola Russell

As well as the award ceremony, you can look forward to a delicious meal with a Queensland flavour prepared by the talented chefs at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, meet up with new colleagues and old acquaintances and be entertained by our very own Josephine Brown and Maggy Saldais as they tinkle the ivories.

Tickets are still available for this unique experience for just $95 per head. To purchase a ticket, contact Conference Logistics on 02 6281 6624 or