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.

Take the ELS exam online

The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) developed the Editors in Life Sciences (ELS) exam to test and evaluate proficiency in editing in the life sciences.
The examination, written by senior life-science editors assisted by testing experts, focuses on the principles and practices of scientific editing in English.
BELS is now offering the exam one month per quarter each year: 1–31 January,1–30 April, 1–31 July, 1–31 October. However, please note, for 2020, the exam is offered from 15 October to 15 November.
The exam is administered via computer-based testing using a global testing services provider with locations in more than 160 countries around the world. You also have the option to take the test remotely, at home or at another location of your choice, using your own computer.
The first step is application, then registration. If your application has been approved, you can see the exam schedule.
You can access the study guide and find answers to frequently asked questions

Karen Stanwood, BELS Membership and Marketing Chair


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.