While we are always glad to receive new members, at present the Society of Editors (WA) is in the process of transitioning to direct membership of the Australian national body, the Institute of Professional Editors (iped-editors.org/).
This means that, in the period from 14 to 30 June 2016, new membership applications are unable to be processed. In this time the membership of financial SOEWA members will be transferred to direct membership of IPEd and a new Western Australian branch of IPEd – EditorsWA – will be formed, becoming active as of 1 July 2016. The former committee of SOEWA will become the interim committee of EditorsWA, and the structures and funds of the society will be transferred and aligned with those of IPEd over the following months.
From 1 July 2016, new members are requested to register directly through IPEd on the IPEd website.
Thank you to everyone for your help and patience as we adjust to the new landscape. We look forward to welcoming you in our newly minted professional organisation for editors in Western Australia, a branch of the national body, IPEd!