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Rosanne Fitzgibbon Papers
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Rosanne Fitzgibbon Papers

  • UQFL546
  • Collection
  • 1989-2013.

Collection contains material documenting Rosanne Fitzgibbons' career as an editor and includes correspondence, reports, drafts, notes, teaching notes, and research material relating to editing and publishing. Fitzgibbon won the inaugural Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship Award in 1992 enabling her to spend two months working in Norton Publishing in New York. As well as freelancing editing before, during and after her years spent working at University of Queensland Press, Fitzgibbon also lectured , presented and ran editing workshops around Australia. She was a founding member of the Society of Editors (Queensland). The Institute of Professional Editors initiated in 2017 the biennial award 'The Rosie' ( (the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Award for Editorial Excellence) in her honor.

Fitzgibbon, Rosanne

Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship

Diary, correspondence, cards, Fellowship reports, ephemera, drafts, notes, newspaper cuttings relating to Rosanne Fitzgibbons receiving the first Beatrice Davis Award in 1992 and her time in New York with Norton Publishing in 1992-92. The Fellowship is named after the distinguished literary editor Beatrice Davis and provides an opportunity for a senior editor to develop knowledge and expertise in the editorial department of an international publishing house/s.

Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship application papers

Includes: Letters and cards congratulating Rosie Fitzgibbon on winning the Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship, 1992. -- Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship application form and guidelines, 1992. -- Letters to the US Consulate applying for a non-immigrant visa, 1992. -- List of Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship expenditure, 1993. -- Rosanne Fitzgibbons’ Resume of professional editing experience, 1992. -- Typescript by Fitzgibbons regarding Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship ‘Professional and personal reasons for this application’, c1992.

Report on Fellowship

Includes: Report of Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship 1992-93, by Rosanne Fitzgibbon, 1993. -- Four partial photocopies of the Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship 1992-93, by Rosanne Fitzgibbon [some with annotations].

Correspondence and notes relating to placement at Norton Publishing

Includes: Correspondence with Selma Shapiro in reference to finding accommodation in New York and visiting Norton Publishing, 1992 to 1993. -- Leaflets and correspondence relating to A.S.A.N.A (Australian Studies Association of North America), AEO (Australian Education Office) information, W.W. Norton & Co. and other publishers, c1992. -- Drafts and notes relating to Rosanne Fitzgibbons’s Fellowship experiences including overview of visits made to publishers in New York, 1992-1993.

Subsequent Fellowship reports

Includes: Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship reports Sue Hines (1994), Jacqueline Kent (1995), Bryony Cosgrove (1996), Bernadette Foley (1997) and Jo Jarrah (2000-2001)

Norton Publishing

Includes: memo, notes, publishing examples and information relating to Norton Publishing, New York while Fitzgibbons was on her Fellowship, 1992 to 1993

Newspaper cuttings, correspondence

Photocopies and original newspaper cuttings, correspondence relating to University of Queensland Press, Beatrice Davis and Rosanne Fitzgibbons’ and her time in New York, 1992-2010

Embassy of Australia

Folder from the Embassy of Australia in Washington containing:
• Agenda for ‘A.S.A.N.A. Symposium’ 14 Nov 1992
• Dinner menu for ASANA, 14 Nov 1992
• Annual Report 1991 – 1992 for ‘The Edward A. Clark Center for Australian Studies’ The University of Texas at Austin

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