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

  • 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

  • Book review: Writing for science journals

    20 December 2016

    by Geoffrey Hart Diaskeuasis Publishing Quebec, Canada, 2014 Web: http://www.geoff-hart.com/index.html Online bookstore: Printed version of the book Review by Stephen White (Editors WA) In science publications as anywhere, it remains largely the case that early-career scientists are supposed to learn by … Read more