This is an important message for everyone with a profile on the Editors WA Register of editors.
The WA Register of editors has now closed.
State-based registers of editors have been replaced by the national Editors Directory (ED) and this is now the main platform for editors, especially freelancers, to upload a skills-based profile. IPEd has been actively promoting the national ED as the portal for potential clients seeking editorial services.
Closure of the WA Register of editors has been advertised on the WA Register of editors page since August 2017 and we have passed the scheduled date for closure.
The Register was deactivated over the weekend of 31 March 2018. All eligible editors are encouraged to subscribe to the national Editors Directory, if you haven’t already. Requirements for subscribing to the ED are described on the national IPEd website
We’re aware this may seem rather short notice, and that the criteria for an entry in the national ED are less flexible than for the WA Register of editors. However, New South Wales and Victoria have already deactivated their state registers, and other branches are in the process of doing so. Given our status as a branch of IPEd, it behoves us to follow suit.
If this change is likely to cause you serious problems, or if you have other concerns about this action, please contact me directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every effort will be made to protect the privacy of personal information stored in the WA website. No information will be downloaded to a public domain, although a backup of the whole website may be made to protect against accidental loss of information, and for future archiving.
No date has been set for the WA website to transfer to a section of the national website, but work is underway by IPEd staff to develop pages for each branch of IPEd and migration to the national website will probably take place in the second half of 2018.
Thank you for helping to make this a smooth transition.