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.

Go to http://iped-editors.org/Find_an_editor.aspx to 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 also maintains a register of editors in Western Australia. You can also search here for someone to provide a quote for work you would like done. This WA register will run in parallel with the national Editors Directory until June 2017, after which the WA register will be closed and all online searches for editing services will be handled through the national directory.

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

  • Winter seminar 2017

    27 July 2017

    Managing your career – and yourself: smart strategies for time-poor editors Join us for a day of professional development on: Saturday 26 August 2017 – 8:30 AM for 8:45 AM start / 4:00 PM close Room 109, Building 3, Edith Cowan University, … Read more

  • Staff changes in IPEd national office

    5 March 2017

    New secretary for IPEd There has recently been an important change to staffing in the IPEd national office. Margaret Telford, IPEd secretary since 2013–14 has resigned for personal reasons. Margaret has been an invaluable, highly professional and highly respected secretary … Read more

  • Society of Editors (WA) now closed

    4 March 2017

      Cancellation of incorporation The Editors WA branch committee received notice on 15 February 2017 that the Department of Commerce had approved the application by the Society of Editors (WA) to cancel incorporation and wind up. Cancellation of incorporation was … Read more

  • 8th IPEd National Editors Conference

    14 February 2017

    Expressions of interest have been called to present papers and workshops at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, to be held in Brisbane from 13 to 15 September 2017. The conference program will be divided into three streams — technology, … Read more