Reciprocal agreements with international counterparts

Posted on: 29 June 2015

IPEd continues to develop relationships with its international counterparts. All Australian societies of editors have agreed to recognise the accreditation or certification schemes of the UK’s Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) and the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS). This agreement will extend to the Professional Editors’ Guild of South Africa (PEG) as soon as its accreditation program is in place and approved by the IPEd Accreditation Board.

Those who have achieved accreditation or certification from these organisations are entitled to be accepted as full or professional members of any of the Australian societies of editors on application,without the usual process, as our own Accredited and Distinguished Editors are entitled.

SfEP and PEG offer the same right to Australia’s Accredited and Distinguished Editors, to join those organisations as professional members. (The EAC has an open membership system, with no joining criteria, and BELS is a certifying body only, not a membership-based organisation; its examination process confers the postnominal ELS.)

IPEd now has ongoing communication with these sister organisations about its accreditation programs and conferences, with reciprocal member discounts offered to participants.

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