IPEd National Editors Conference

The 10th IPEd National Editors Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from Monday 28Wednesday 30 June 2021.

IPEd Strategic Plan

IPEd Strategic Plan July 2017 to June 2020.

Branch Events

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

Editors Queensland hosted the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference in Brisbane, 13–15 September 2017, with the theme 'Advancing our Profession'.

Below is a list of all the proceedings. Linked papers are available for public view; IPEd members are able to access all the papers and the full proceedings via the Member Portal


Panels and Forums

  • Accreditation panel
  • ANZSI panel
  • Building Alliances panel
  • Emerging Leaders forum
  • Freelancing panel
  • Mentoring panel
  • Thesis editing panel

Rosie Award


  • The value of cross-linked scientific information in the age of digital publishing – Ahmad, M, Tetreault-Campbell, S, Gallant, S, Schmidt, B, Cox, S, Stenson, M & Car, N
  • Design for meaning: how editors and designers work together to create infographics – Angus, H
  • Developing ourselves, developing our authors – developmental and structural editing of fiction in the US (Beatrice David Editorial Fellowship) – Blay, A
  • The Index of Unreadability – Bryan, P
  • Everything you need to know to get started with screencasts – Cadman, A & Devadas, M
  • Editing for education in a digital world: A view from the publisher perspective – Challenor, K & Flick, L
  • Everyday agreements and contracts for editors – Copas, R
  • Thesis editing guidelines: Do they meet students' expectations and reflect current practice? – Cottier, C
  • Baby boomers and millennials – Graham, S
  • Giving science a style makeover – Irish, J
  • Editors as political activists: Professional editing in a 'post-truth' age of 'alternative facts' – Nix, L
  • Carving strong relationships: The power of friends in creating niche publications – Parker, S
  • Writing as an editable feast: Being an editee – Petelin, R
  • Editing work with Indigenous content – Phillips, S & Lucas-Pennington, G
  • Embracing the future: Technologies to transform the business of being an editor – Riches, PD
  • Residential Editorial Program (REP) – Sheahan-Bright, R
  • How will editors adapt in an evolving digital future? – White, S

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.