IPEd / Accreditation

Editors WA is a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). IPEd exists to advance the profession of editing, by planning and implementing national initiatives that support editors across Australia — in particular, an accreditation scheme and the biennial National Editors Conference.

IPEd administers a professional accreditation scheme which offers editors a way of demonstrating their competence in editing, and gaining recognition for their skills.

The accreditation scheme currently has three elements:

  • the accreditation exam
  • renewal of accreditation
  • distinguished editors.

Editors who pass IPEd’s three-hour accreditation exam are certified by the Accreditation Board and can use the postnominal AE (for ‘accredited editor’).

Accreditation lasts for five years, after which accredited editors need to apply for renewal of accreditation.

Distinguished editors are those who accepted nomination as such by IPEd’s Assessors Forum (2008–09) and were entrusted with the role of accreditation assessment in the first two years of the program. Because they are ineligible to apply for accreditation, members of this group were granted the honorary rank of distinguished editor, or DE.

See IPEd’s Guidelines for postnominals for instructions on how to use the postnominals ‘AE’ and ‘DE’.

For more information about the accreditation scheme, visit iped-editors.org/accreditation

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