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

Editors South Australia is a professional association that supports practising editors and promotes the highest standards of editing. Editors SA 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. IPEd’s Editors Directory links editors to potential employers or clients.


Workshop: Science and technology editing
with Kathie Stove

Date: Friday 15 February 2019
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: Intersect, 167 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA
Cost: $90 Members and Affiliates; $63 Distance members (more than 120km from Adelaide CBD); $130 non-members

BOOKINGS CLOSE: Tuesday 12 February 2019


About the presenter
Kathie Stove is an IPEd Distinguished Editor and Honorary Life Member whose editing work concentrates on science writing and technical reporting. Kathie has a BSc (Botany major) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Management. She is a member of the prestigious Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. Kathie's scientific experience covers environment reports, environmental plans and policies, technical and scientific reports, manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, books and popular science articles.

About the workshop
We are starting 2019 off with a bang with this half-day workshop on science editing - a topic that is sure to appeal to anyone already editing or writing in the science field or who would like to get into it. In her tailored presentation Kathie will cover the essential knowledge and skills a science editor needs and where to go for specialised training or accreditation in the field. There will be practical exercises and, of course, opportunities for questions and discussion.

Member Meeting: Why did you change that?
with Adele Anderson, Leanne Barrie and Birgitt Olsen

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019
Time: 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start
Venue: Intersect, 167 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA
Cost: Members $10; Non-members $15; Affiliate members $10

BOOKINGS CLOSE: Tuesday 19 February 2019


About the meeting
Has a client ever asked you why you have made particular changes to their text? Have you ever wondered how to justify your editing decisions?

Join us at this first general meeting of the year to discover how three editors would explain their decisions in a variety of editing projects:
  • Adele will look at copyediting a newsletter article
  • Leanne will present on the problem of overwriting and how to justify edits to a stylised booklet aimed at a niche market
  • Birgitt will show how to justify structural and formatting edits in a user guide for consumers.

And, of course, there will be time, before and after the presentation, to network over a glass of wine.

About the presenters
The presenters are all freelance editors and members of Editors SA. They also all happen to be Hansard reporters, which means they are used to both editing and being edited, and often discuss the reasons for making changes.

For any enquiries, please email us at edsa.events@iped-editors.org

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February Workshop: Science and Technology Editing

Posted on: 12 January 2019

Join us for our first workshop of 2019 to develop your skills in science and technology editing with Distinguished Editor, Kathie Stove.


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.



Beyond the page

9th IPEd national editors conference

Melbourne, Australia
8-10 May 2019

Get all the details at iped2019.org.au

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