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

  • 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

  • Report on the Winter Seminar 2018

    19 September 2018

    The Editors WA’s annual Winter Seminar on the ‘Good’ Editor lived up to its promise, with lively content delivered by our three expert presenters that provoked plenty of impromptu interaction from the audience. Read more

  • Winter Seminar Update: registrations extended, reduced student / concession price

    20 August 2018

    Have you polished your editing halo lately? Ours are looking a little tarnished, so we’re going to the Winter Seminar on Saturday 25 August for a refresher on what it is to be a ‘good’ editor. Why not join us … Read more

  • 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