Why join Editors SA?

Editors SA works actively to support and promote editors and the editing profession, both in South Australia and nationally, through the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). As a member, you will have access to a variety of benefits.

For all members (full and associate)

  • Meetings—Editors SA meetings are held six times a year and feature a speaker or panel discussion on a topic relevant to editing.
    Meetings provide professional development, networking opportunities and social interaction. Meetings are sometimes preceded by a quick, casual dinner at a nearby restaurant at diners’ own expense. Visitors and guests are also welcome.
  • Workshops—Editors SA organises several workshops each year for professional development. Presenters are sometimes invited from interstate. Workshops are a day or a half-day in length. Some workshops are for members only; others allow non-members to attend, in which case members are offered reduced rates.
  • Email notifications—All members receive emails covering notification of meetings, workshops, positions vacant and other information. Sometimes Editors SA is asked to advertise editing work exclusively through the email system.
  • Newsletter—Editors SA's newsletter (... the word, delivered quarterly via email) contains society news, meeting reports, national news from IPEd, and other items. The newsletter is not freely available on the website until several months after the issue date.
  • IPEd website—IPEd, the national organisation for Australian editors, also has an open website, but certain resources of value to editors, and discussion forums, are available only to members of Australian branches. The website is gradually enlarging its coverage of material useful for editors and those interested in editing.
  • Conference—IPEd holds a two-day national conference every two years in an Australian capital city. Society members are entitled to discounted registration. These conferences are a significant professional development opportunity and receive high praise from participants.
  • Accreditation exam—The IPEd accreditation exam is a rigorous test of editing ability and knowledge. Passing the exam confers accreditation as a professional editor for five years, and the right to use the postnominal AE. Extension of accreditation by documenting one’s editing activities is available thereafter. Members can sit the exam at a discounted rate.
  • Insurance—Full members can access discounted professional indemnity insurance for editors. More information is available on the IPEd website.

For full members

  • Voting rights—Full members are entitled to vote at society meetings.
  • Officer of the branch committee—Offices that are available to full members include president, treasurer and membership secretary. Officers are automatically members of the committee. (Membership of the committee is also open to associate members, but in non-officer roles only.)

Join us

The society works actively to support and promote editors and the editing profession, both in South Australia and nationally. As a member of the society, you will have access to a variety of benefits.



Join us for the Editors SA Christmas party at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel on Monday 4 December. Bookings essential.
For more information visit: www.iped-editors.org/Professional_development/Events.aspx

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Paasuke, Dr Philip (Paasuke Consulting)

Dr. Philip Paasuke has extensive work experience in a variety of roles in the higher education sector. Accordingly, he specialises in providing editorial feedback in relation to various forms of academic writing.