IPEd Editors Conference

The 10th IPEd Editors Conference will be hosted online on Monday 28 June 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

IPEd Strategic Plan

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Branch Events

The branches of IPEd host workshops, seminars, member meetings and other events that are open to all IPEd members and non-members. Information and booking details are listed on the Events page of this website.

Editors WA is the Western Australian branch of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). We represent, support and provide professional development services to editors, proofreaders and similar professionals in the publishing and written communications industries.

What Editors WA offers

To support our members and provide them with opportunities to network, expand their skills, and engage with our evolving industry, we organise a variety of meetings and professional development events. To attend these events, please register online through your membership login on the IPEd website. First log in, and then use the Book Events button to go to an Events page. Either select an event from the list on the lower part of the page or use the date and event type options to filter and search for an event you would like to attend. For most events, anyone is welcome to attend, using this link.

Networking meetings

Several times a year, we offer members the opportunity for networking and professional development. The majority of a meeting is devoted to a single topic related to editing and may take the form of a training session, guest lecture or group discussion. However, there is always time to share a cup of tea or coffee, or a glass of wine, and chat with the other attendees.

Previous meeting topics include:
  • education and training for editors
  • editing cookbooks
  • tax rights and obligations for freelancers
  • editing poetry
  • legal editing
  • political correctness
  • writing, editing, and publishing with Aboriginal people
  • children’s publishing and editors
  • self-publishing
  • preparing for the accreditation examination
  • student literacy skills, the English curriculum
  • writing and editing for online publications
  • exploring the author–editor working relationship
  • Microsoft Word tips and tricks
  • world English and ‘other’ Englishes
  • defamation.
If you wish to present a topic or have an idea for one, please contact the president.

Cafe society

On a less formal basis, our cafe society events are a great way for members, both new and old, to get to know each other and share stories and ideas. Each event is held at a different time and location to suit the broad spread of our membership.

See details of the next meeting here. We look forward to seeing you there.

Other events

Other activities that we host include our Christmas gathering, the annual branch Winter Seminar, and various workshops.

Members may also participate in the events and workshops offered by IPEd branches in other states. For all event details and bookings, go to the IPEd Events page.

Social media

If you’d like to keep up to date with our activities, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out what's on, or contact our communications officer.

IPEd Mentoring Program

The IPEd Mentoring Program for editors offers the opportunity for members to improve their editing skills with professional oversight and feedback from experienced editors. It provides a two-way learning experience for both mentor and mentee, which can encourage deep satisfaction and numerous benefits in many personal, career, organisational and developmental areas. See the IPEd Mentoring Program page or contact our WA mentoring coordinator for more details.

Membership eligibility

If you are interested in becoming a member of Editors WA as a professional, associate, student or corporate member, please read more on the Become a Member page.

Editors WA Committee

The Editors WA committee is a group of dedicated volunteers elected annually by branch members at the Annual Branch Meeting. Some of the committee roles include President, Secretary, Events Coordinator and representatives on the various national standing committees. General committee members may also be elected at the ABM, and other branch members may volunteer from time to time to help out on subcommittees or with organising events.

The committee meets once every four to six weeks on a Tuesday evening, usually online. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to get in touch with committee members for more information, please go to our Committee contact page.

Find an editor

IPEd has established the Editors Directory. Clients can search the directory for freelance editors using specific criteria. These will identify editors that have specific interests, skills or experience in certain areas.