About Editors WA

Editors WA is a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) in Western Australia, representing, supporting, and providing professional development services to editors, proofreaders and other professionals in the publishing and written communications industries.

The WA branch of IPEd succeeds the Society of Editors (WA) Inc., which was founded in 1992 and incorporated in 2000. Whereas the Society of Editors (WA), as a body, had been a member if IPEd, as of 1 July 2016, members of the society transferred to direct membership of a restructured national organisation. IPEd is governed by a constitution and guided by national policy documents. Editors WA is run by a committee elected by its members according to the constitution.

The branch provides information and advice for prospective clients as well as a register of freelance editors. Membership of the IPEd is open to all individuals who are involved with or interested in the promotion and advancement of the standards and skills of editing.

Activities of the society include monthly meetings, our Bookworm newsletter and the operation of an email mailing list through which members may seek advice on matters of style or usage, or initiate debate on current editing issues. Informal get-togethers are held every few months. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Aims and objectives

The aims of IPEd, and of Editors WA, are given in detail on the IPEd website. In summary, IPEd aims to:

  • be the nationally recognised professional association of the editing profession in Australia
  • provide professional development and networking opportunities, and an accreditation scheme
  • develop and maintain standards in editing practice
  • advance the interests of members
  • provide access to information and advice on client–editor matters, contracts and other editorial services matters
  • promote excellence in all fields of professional editing and writing
  • educate and inform the community about the activities of editors and the benefits of using of professional editors
  • to provide an active link between organisations or individuals seeking editorial help and our members

NEWS

  • EOI for IPEd councillor WA

    19 May 2018

      Calling all editing advocates – your national body needs you IPEd councillor for Western Australia The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), through its Editors WA branch, is seeking a new councillor to represent IPEd in Western Australia. Stephen White, … Read more

  • Member survey: the results are in

    1 May 2018

    Feedback from survey of IPEd members Editors WA branch Between late March and early April we circulated a survey that sought to understand more about what editors in Western Australia want from their membership. This was the first survey of … Read more

  • Survey results are coming soon

    17 April 2018

    Results from the recent survey of WA IPEd members are in About one-third of members in WA contributed, which a a great response – thank you to everyone who took part! We are currently assessing and summarising the information and we’ll … Read more

  • Member survey: don’t miss your chance to have your say

    7 April 2018

    The Editors WA committee is keen to deliver more of what you would like from your branch.   Please take a few moments to complete our survey, so we have a better picture of your interests and preferences. The survey will … Read more