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 directory 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 and Twitter.

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

  • Mentoring – could you be a mentor?

    20 October 2019

    Some newcomers to IPEd may not be aware that we run a mentoring program. This is not a course in basic or beginner editing. Rather it is one of the ways you can gain new skills or learn more about … Read more

  • All about the Standing Committee on Academic Editing

    While wandering the forest of IPEd acronyms and abbreviations, members may have wondered what the SCAE is and what it does. Our Editors WA branch president sits on the IPEd Standing Committee for Academic Editing, responsible for the important task … Read more

  • President’s Report 2019

    17 August 2019

    Click on the link to read the EditorsWA President’s Report from the Annual Branch Meeting on 30 July 2019: President’s report, ABM 2019 30 July 19

  • Making Connections: Kate Cuthbert workshop for editors and writers

    28 March 2019

    Networking opportunity with writers We are about to host one of our most focused outreach events ever on 13 April. Rather than contemplating our own navels and talking to ourselves we are stepping outside our immediate community to talk with … Read more