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

IPEd Strategic Plan July 2020 to June 2023.

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.

Membership of IPEd is open to editors engaged in any aspect of editing for online and print publishing and anyone with an interest in editing, publishing or a related field, including students.

When you apply for membership of IPEd, you will choose to be assigned to a branch. The branches are responsible for arranging member meetings, events and professional development activities.

Membership is offered for a minimum of 12 months and you are welcome to join at any time. Your membership will start on the date on which your membership application is approved. IPEd membership fees are fully tax deductible if you work as an editor, in-house or freelance.

Before applying for membership, please read the Categories page of the website to determine which category of membership you should apply for and the Membership Fees page.


Member Benefits

The benefits of IPEd membership include:

  • access to professional development programs across Australia and New Zealand, both through workshops offered by state branches and online training
  • ability to advertise your services nationally as well as by state, via the Editors Directory (for Professional Members only)
  • eligibility for discounted registration fees for:
  • access to the IPEd Mentoring Program, which offers members a two-way learning experience as either a mentor or a mentee
  • job advertisements and industry news, nationally and through the branches, via regular email communication and newsletters
  • being informed of editing prizes and scholarship opportunities
  • access to member-only resources via the IPEd member portal, including book lists, articles about editing, discussion board and member-only discounts on numerous products and services, including the Macquarie DictionaryBooks+Publishing / Weekly Book Newsletter, PerfectIt, the Australian Manual of Scientific Style, The Subversive Copy Editor, and more 
  • eligibility for public liability insurance and/or professional indemnity insurance (should you need it) at a discounted rate.

As a member of IPEd you will have the support of an organisation of Australian and New Zealand editors that will advocate for issues such as rates of pay and employment conditions, and raise the profile of editors to all industry sectors.

Editors Directory

The Editors Directory is an IPEd-wide directory of freelance editors. All Professional and Honorary Life Members are eligible to subscribe for an entry in the Editors Directory. To create a new entry in the Editors Directory, email IPEd Administration at secretary@iped-editors.org in the first instance. Once an editor has subscribed to the directory they will be asked to complete additional details for online listing. The fee for this is $60 per annum and can be paid through the self-service IPEd member portal.

Reciprocal Membership

IPEd has a reciprocal membership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) in the UK that allows our Accredited Editors (AEs) and Distinguished Editors (DEs) to apply for CIEP professional membership without the need to fulfil their other criteria, and vice versa.

IPEd also has a reciprocal membership agreement with Editors Canada and the US-based Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) allowing members of IPEd to register for Editors Canada and EFA conferences, webinars and online training at the same price as Editors Canada or EFA members, and vice versa.

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.