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.

IPEd Conference

The 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, 'Advancing our Profession' will be held in Brisbane from 13 to 15 September, 2017. More information and registration is available on the conference website. Follow us on Twitter @IPED_Conf

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.

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.

APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF IPED HERE

Member Benefits

The benefits of IPEd membership include:

  • access to professional development programs across Australia, both through workshops offered by state branches and online training via webinars
  • ability to advertise your services nationally as well as by state, via a new centralised Editors Directory (for Professional Members only)
  • eligibility for discounted registration fees for:
    • professional development provided by any branch
    • IPEd national editors conference, held every two years
    • the national accreditation exam
    • training events, including webinars held by our international partners, such as the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in the UK and Editors Canada
    • access to the National 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, including book lists, articles about editing and member-only discounts
    • 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 a national organisation of Australian 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 a national directory of freelance editors. All Professional Members are eligible to subscribe for an entry in the Editors Directory. The fee for this is $40 per annum and can be paid through the MemNet member portal.
Once an editor has subscribed to the directory they will be asked to complete additional details for online listing.

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.

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