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Members vote to go national

Posted on: 08 January 2014

The members of the seven societies of editors that comprise the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) have voted for a restructure of the national organisation that will give a united voice to editors across the country.

Under the new structure, members of the societies, around 1700 nationally, will become members of the national organisation, with the societies becoming branches. The branches will continue to operate at a local level, offering professional development and networking opportunities.

In a vote conducted in November 2013, 62.2% of respondents voted for the direct membership model (DMM), after distribution of preferences, with 34.2% voting for an increased funding model (IFM) that would have kept the current structure. The vote follows 16 months of research and planning.

‘The move will see a substantial increase in funding of the national organisation that will allow it to better promote the profession of editing to prospective clients and represent editors nationally through a strong professional body,’ according to IPEd Chair Owen Kavanagh. ‘It will also assist the societies by taking over some of the administrative tasks performed currently by an army of dedicated volunteers.’

Over the coming months IPEd will develop detailed plans and policies, including constitutional changes, timing and budgets, to implement the direct membership structure. A new working party has been formed and five teams are being set up to develop key aspects of this process: Legal and governance, Membership, Professional development, Finance and operations, and Communication. These teams will also work closely with society committees throughout the process.

Once all details have been finalised, each society will then conduct a final vote of its own members to participate in the direct membership model, and undertake to meet what that will require.

More information is available from the member-only section of the website (see IPEd Review).

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