Pamela Hewitt is accredited by the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and has worked in editing and publishing for 30 years. Pamela undertook undergraduate studies in Chinese language and literature, followed by postgraduate studies in China. After an in-house career in educational and academic editing, she established a freelance editorial practice focusing on memoir, fiction and creative non-fiction. Many titles she has edited have won major literary awards. She is active in editing communities in Australia and internationally, has participated in working groups for IPEd and Editors Canada, and has judged national editing awards.
Pamela coordinated the editing and publishing program at the University of Southern Queensland from 2011 to 2015 and has lectured at the Australian National University, Macquarie University, the University of Canberra, Canberra Institute of Technology and Macleay College. She has presented editing and writing courses for IPEd branches around Australia, the National Book Council of Singapore, the New Zealand Society of Authors, Writing NSW, the Australian Society of Authors, Sydney Story Factory and many other organisations. She is currently developing online courses for editors, writers and translators.
Just as being a translator requires more than fluency in different languages, so editing is not merely fixing spelling mistakes and adjusting commas. Our professions share much, from a deep sensitivity to language to the skill of fostering a writer’s voice. This presentation is...