Strengths and challenges for neurodivergent editors

Dr Louise Merrington and Tanja Gardner shared insights in the recent IPEd panel, ‘Neurodivergence and editing: a view from the inside’.

As the 11th Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) Conference draws to a close, ArtsHub recaps some of the critical conversations that aim to strengthen the editing profession.

Dr Louise Merrington and Tanja Gardner presented ‘Neurodivergence and editing: a view from the inside’ on 4 May. Together they offered an in-depth look at how being neurodivergent has added to their editing approach, as well as addressed some of the challenges they have experienced.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_