Become an editor

Most editors have at least one university degree and many editors have years of experience working for organisations that produce publications, where they have generally reaped the benefits of in-house training. Some editors have specific qualifications in language, linguistics, writing or editing. Many use their specialist knowledge to edit technical, trade, scientific or educational publications.

Formal courses or units in editing (at undergraduate or postgraduate level) are offered by many tertiary institutions. See Education and training for courses in Western Australia and other states.

If you are thinking about starting up as a freelance editor, we advise that you get training and reliable business advice. Become an active member of your local branch of IPEd to avoid the professional isolation faced by many freelancers. Our branch is a part of a national mentorship program that offers one-to-one guidance.

Editors can also be accredited. For more information on the accreditation process, see IPEd/Accreditation or search for information on the IPEd website.

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