On June 29, the result of a poll held by members of Freeline who voted for the Freelancer’s Choice for 2009 Good Editor Award was announced.
The 2009 Good Editor Award winner is Roger Fox, gardening editor, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
Testimonials from freelancers about Roger include:
“I’ve never worked for a more professional, decent person. His values are not praised often enough.”
The runners up were:
Rebecca Spicer – Empower Magazine
Susan Prior – editor of www.onlineopinion.com.au
and Fiona McGill – section editor at the Sydney Morning Herald
An online poll is planned for 2010, allowing freelancers to nominate and vote for their favorite editors; and a second award for corporate editors will be offered (for those who edit publications and programs that are in-house or exist to distribute information about a company or organisation).
The 2009 Sydney Freelance Journalists Group Committee are Rachael Osman-Chin (Chair) and committee members Fran Molloy, Jan Forrester, Christine Fogg, Emily Chantiri and Liz Swanton.