Preparing for the Accreditation Exam: Tips, Strategies and Exercises

Get organised for your Accreditation Exam

The next accreditation exam will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018.

To assist WA members preparing to sit the exam, Meryl Potter, Distinguished Editor and lead writer for four of the accreditation exams, will deliver her acclaimed accreditation workshop in Perth on 10 March. Details are as follows.

Preparing for the Accreditation Exam: Tips, Strategies and Exercises
Presented by Meryl Potter, DE

10 March 2018, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne

Cost: $125 (members), $175 (non-members)
(includes lunch, and morning and afternoon teas)

Book your place

If you’re planning to sit for the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) accreditation exam this year, or simply thinking about sitting in the future, this workshop is for you. It is also offers an editorial tune-up, even if you aren’t yet ready for the exam. This will be an intensive day, with lots of exercises—it’s not intended for beginners.

In 2018 the exam will once again be offered onscreen. However, this workshop focuses on strategies and content, with minor reference to working onscreen. It is expected that IPEd will offer a separate session on the onscreen environment.

This interactive workshop will focus on:

  • Preparation for the exam—tips and strategies for organising revision, reducing stress, managing your time and hitting the 80% pass mark.
  • Editing a short extract, comparable to the extract for part 2 of the exam—dealing with the tricky things that might be included, following the brief, making style decisions, preparing a sound style sheet, and writing appropriate author queries.
  • Part 3 of the exam—some short answer exercises for practice (e.g. lists, tables, references), and choosing questions that will help you pass.
  • Q&A forum—time to ask any other questions you might have.

A comprehensive workbook is provided for the use of attendees only.

You can email questions before the workshop to the workshop coordinator at edwa.ab@iped-editors.org

Get your tickets and reserve your spot

Introducing Meryl

Meryl Potter is an IPEd Distinguished Editor with more than 30 years’ experience as an editor, publisher and corporate communication manager over a vast range of subjects, across book publishing (trade, education, custom), magazine publishing, marketing, and corporate and government communication and publications. She was a lecturer for Macleay College’s Book Editing and Publishing diploma for more than 12 years, and has developed and presented workshops for the New South Wales, South Australian and Tasmanian societies of editors, and the Australian Institute of Interpreters & Translators in New South Wales and South Australia. She was lead writer for four of the six IPEd accreditation exams, including the first one in 2008, which was designed to set the format, style and standard for the exam.