Need an editor?

Editing services

A wide range of services are available to organisations and individuals seeking the assistance of an editor. From editing poetry anthologies to the project management of annual reports, the diverse skills and experience of our members means that you will be able to find the ideal editor for any project.

Not all editors undertake the same kind of work, and you should aim to match your requirements to the services editors offer when you are searching for someone to hire, or entering into negotiations about the type of work done. The time required and the cost are often important factors in deciding who to hire. Please take a look at the information on understanding quotes and rates for external clients wanting to hire editors.

Searching for an editor

As of January 2017, the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), of which Editors WA is your local branch, has set up a national Editors Directory. That directory lists editors in IPEd’s Professional membership category and provides a profile from which you can gauge if someone’s field of editing expertise matches the work you want done. You can then contact that person for a quote.

You can search the IPEd Editors Directory for an editor to undertake your work. That editor may be in Western Australia, or in another state. Editors WA no longer maintains a separate register of editors in Western Australia.

Branch members can also assist by offering to present training programs to improve written communication skills. Please contact the president if you are interested in providing some training.

We encourage clients to contact the president with any queries or requests for further advice regarding editors and editing.

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