Society of Editors (SA) is the lead organisation for editors and editing in South Australia

The Society of Editors (SA) is a professional association that supports local practising editors and promotes the highest standards of editing. The society provides regular opportunities for its members to meet one another, develop their editing (and related) skills and keep up to date with new technologies. Professional accreditation is strongly advocated through IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors) as a way of setting an objective benchmark of standards. The society’s Freelance register links editors to potential employers or clients.

News and events

The move to IPEd direct membership - two views

Posted on: 24 July 2015

The two viewpoints presented by respected IPEd members Janet Mackenzie and Rosemary Noble are well worth reading.


Annual General Meeting and 25th birthday celebration

Posted on: 14 July 2015

At this year’s AGM, on Thursday 27 August, the formalities will be kept to a minimum and the celebration of 25 years of the Society of Editors (SA) to a maximum.


Style manual - lobby your MP

Posted on: 29 June 2015

The Style manual 7th edn Working Group has developed an Action Alert with guidelines on how to go about lobbying your MP about government funding for an updated Style Manual.


BELS exam to be held in Brisbane

Posted on: 29 June 2015

BELS will be holding an exam at the Australasian Medical Writers’ Association conference in Brisbane on Sunday 30 August 2015.


Reciprocal agreements with international counterparts

Posted on: 29 June 2015

All Australian societies of editors have agreed to recognise the accreditation or certification schemes of their counterparts in the UK and Canada, and, in due course, South Africa.


IPEd National Mentoring Program

Posted on: 29 June 2015

An agreement has been signed between the Canberra Society of Editors (CSE) and IPEd for CSE’s mentoring program to officially become the IPEd National Mentoring Program.


2016 IPEd accreditation exam to be onscreen

Posted on: 12 June 2015

As an onscreen exam (as distinct from online), candidates will sit the exam in a computer lab in an invigilated setting.


SfEP/SI 1st joint conference: discount for IPEd society members

Posted on: 17 March 2015

To be held on 5 - 7 September 2015. Members of IPEd societies of editors can register at a discounted rate. Registrations until 3 July.


Join us

The society works actively to support and promote editors and the editing profession, both in South Australia and nationally. As a member of the society, you will have access to a variety of benefits.



The 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, Advancing Our Profession, will be held in Brisbane from 13 to 15 September 2017.

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