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

  • President’s report – 2018

    22 July 2018

    President’s report This is my first, and perhaps only, president’s report for Editors WA. Thank you for the support of dedicated committee members and other members who have provided us with professionally delivered events over the past twelve months. Thank … Read more

  • Constitution and By-laws review — member consultation

    14 July 2018

    IPEd’s national office has released documents for its review of the Constitution and By-laws (formerly referred to as branch by-laws). Hopefully you have already read about this in the CEO reports from Karen Lee, or in a recent edition of … Read more

  • Are you our next branch president?

    8 July 2018

    Calling all visionary editors – your branch needs you Editors WA is looking for its next branch president.       If you are motivated by these questions, and have the time and resources to commit, you could be the … Read more

  • Branch AGM 2018

    27 June 2018

    Notice of Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday 21 July 2018 Time: 11:00 am start, finish by 12:00 midday Where: Victoria Park Hotel, 605 Albany Highway, Victoria Park 6100 The event is free to attend but please register online via your IPEd … Read more