Fremantle Press editor Kirsty Horton earns honourable mention in student prize for excellence in editing

A smiley Kirsty Horton fans out poetry books like Vociferate

Emerging arts professional and Minderoo editor, Kirsty Horton was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2022 IPEd Student Prize for her work; ‘BookTube and the Publishing Industry: A Study of the Commercial Relationship between YouTube Content Creators and Publicists’.

Kirsty, who recently completed an MA in Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University, said, ‘It was an exciting opportunity to explore two areas that I’m involved with and passionate about, and I thank IPEd for their recognition of my work. I hope that it will be of great use to other professionals in the industry.’

Awarded annually from a national field, the IPEd Student Prize acknowledges excellent work by a student of editing and aims to enhance the profession of editing by supporting student work on issues relevant to the industry.

The prize is open to any tertiary-level student enrolled in an editing or publishing program at a New Zealand or Australian tertiary institution and is sponsored by the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) The 2022 IPEd Student Prize has been awarded to Penelope Robinson, a student in the Master of Writing & Publishing Program at RMIT University with another five editors gaining honourable mentions. More information is available on the IPed website.

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