Anna Hodge, AUP, will go to Sydney in September to attend the New Horizons for Editing and Publishing Conference hosted by the Society of Editors (NSW) with funding from the new PANZ Training Programme.Three streams will cover different areas of publishing: trade (fiction and nonfiction); academic, education and technical; government and corporate.
“I’m thrilled to get funding and support from the new PANZ Training Fund to attend this conference in Sydney,” says Anna. “I’m particularly looking forward to seeing how our colleagues across the ditch are meeting the challenges of e-books and electronic publishing.
“It’s always useful to get together and pick the brains of other editors – and doing so in Sydney is extra neat.”
The other successful candidates for the March funding round are also delighted at the selection panel's decision.
Hachette’s Candice Vallimont and Alison Shucksmith are off to a two day course later this week to up skill in Dreamweaver and HTML Essentials. “This will tell us how to make an online marketing campaign from launch page to website and to be able to brief a web designer on the elements that are needed to back the site,” explains Alison.
Rebecca Simpson, publicist of Random House will be using her Training Grant in August to attend a Write Here, Write Now course run by the Public Relations Institute of NZ.
Others have already taken up their grants, which were to attend last month’s PANZ Residential Training Course. Te Papa Press’ Angelique Tran Van, Sue Beaton and Harriet Elworthy were there, along with Taramea Publishing’s Candice Paewai, Gecko Press’s Jane Arthur and Wily Publications’ Jenny Haworth.