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.

Fiction editing workshop with Louise Thurtell (Saturday 7 April 2018): bookings now open

Workshop topics include:

  • developing and maintaining a positive relationship with an author when you are editing his or her manuscript
  • the craft of structural editing of fiction, including: writing style (narrative voice, balancing narrative summary vis-a-vis scenes and dialogue), characterisation, plotting and structuring of a manuscript.

Louise will use a fiction manuscript she edited as the case study for the workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to look at the original pre-edited manuscript and then read the editorial report Louise provided to the author. In addition, participants will be able to examine and discuss a marked-up version of part of the manuscript. Louise will also provide a summary of her notes about the craft of structural editing.

Date: Saturday 7 April 2018

Time: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

Venue: Intersect, 167 Flinders St, Adelaide

Cost: Members: $140; Distance members: $93; Non-members $210

Book: Click here to book

Bookings close: Wednesday 4 April 2018

Queries: edsa.profdev@iped-editors.org

IPEd's accreditation scheme offers Australian editors a mechanism for demonstrating their competence.
The next accreditation exam will be held on Saturday 19 May, 2018.
Interested in finding out more about the exam? Visit the IPEd website for details.

News and events

The Society of Editors in the news

Posted on: 16 December 2015

The Society of Editors was in the news in October, with Adele Walker AE featured in the CareerOne pages of Brisbane’s Courier-Mail and Adelaide’s Advertiser.


IPEd Council News

Posted on: 16 December 2015

IPEd has a new CSE Councillor, Eris Harrison AE, who joined in September, and an alternate SA Councillor, Katy McDevitt AE, who joined in October.


IPEd to form national membership organisation for Australian editors

Posted on: 16 December 2015

The majority of member societies of IPEd passed the special resolution to support the transition of IPEd to a national direct membership organisation representing Australian editors.


Accreditation exam

Posted on: 16 December 2015

The next accreditation exam is scheduled for 25 June 2016 and for the first time candidates will complete the exam onscreen using Microsoft Word.


2016 Beatrice Davis Fellowship

Posted on: 10 December 2015

Applications for the 2016 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship are now open and close on 18 March 2016. Interviews will be held 18 and 19 April 2016.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Join us for the Editors SA Christmas party at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel on Monday 4 December. Bookings essential.
For more information visit: www.iped-editors.org/Professional_development/Events.aspx

Profile of the month

Paasuke, Dr Philip (Paasuke Consulting)

Dr. Philip Paasuke has extensive work experience in a variety of roles in the higher education sector. Accordingly, he specialises in providing editorial feedback in relation to various forms of academic writing.