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

SfEP online courses: Member discounts for Australian societies of editors

Posted on: 14 April 2014

SfEP is offering a 35 per cent discount for online training courses in proofreading, copyediting and grammar.


Society for Editors and Proofreaders' 25th annual conference

Posted on: 14 April 2014

The UK-based Society for Editors and Proofreaders is hosting its 25th annual conference in Surrey on 13 to 15 September, and is offering a discount to members of Australian societies of editors.


National Mentoring Program for editors

Posted on: 07 April 2014

Want to develop your editorial skills and build a career in editing? Join the National Mentoring Program.


Ebooks 101 for editors

Posted on: 31 March 2014

Do you want to start learning about ebooks, but don’t know where to begin? This is the course for you.


Notes on the accreditation exam 2014

Posted on: 27 March 2014

Here you will find a comprehensive set of notes to guide you through your exam preparation.


2015 Australian Conference for Editors, Indexers and Publishing Professionals

Posted on: 07 March 2014

write| edit| index, the 2015 Australian Conference for Editors, Indexers and Publishing Professionals, will be held in Canberra on 6–9 May.


Connect with SocEds (SA) on LinkedIn

Posted on: 24 February 2014

The Society is now online at LinkedIn, the essential social network for editors and publishing professionals.


Editors' lunches

Posted on: 27 June 2013

Editors' lunches are held in the months when there is no general meeting. They are open to all society members, especially freelance editors.


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.



A national editors conference is held every two years in a different state of Australia. In 2013, the conference was held in Perth, hosted by the Society of Editors (WA) Inc. and the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). 


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Maitland, Pam

Pam Maitland has provided editing and writing services to a wide range of clients. She enjoys working with her clients in a collaborative fashion. Presenting technical information clearly is one of her key strengths.