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: Intermediate Microsoft Word for Editors

with Kevin O'Brien

Kevin's workshops on Word at both Intermediate and Advanced levels have been well received in previous years. The sessions are very practical and hands-on and can be tailored to your own version of Word to ensure you get the most out of them.

This workshop is bound to be very popular and places are limited, so book early to secure your place.

Sunday 23 September 2018
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Intersect, 167 Flinders St, Adelaide
Cost: Members: $175; Non-members $240; Distance concession members (members who live more than 120km from the Adelaide CBD) $123. Includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Bring your own laptop running a fully functioning version of Word (and ideally that you're familiar with using). The presenter's handouts will be emailed to you a few days in advance for you to bring along to the workshop, either printed or in electronic version. Please email edsa.events@iped-editors.org indicating the version of Word you are using and whether you have a PC or a Mac so that you can be sent the appropriate handouts.

Bookings close:
Tuesday 18 September 2018

Please advise dietary requirements at time of booking via email to edsa.events@iped-editors.org


Are you accustomed to editing in Microsoft Word but suspect you are not using best practice? If so, this workshop will bring your skills to the next level, in terms of optimising your efficiency and making the software work for you.

Areas covered by this course include:
 - document set-up and viewing options
 - Find and Replace to eradicate gremlins
 - paragraph styles to apply formatting
 - Track Changes and the Review tab to exchange edits with authors.

As well as a full day of practical training in Word on your own laptop (PC or Mac), this course will provide you with:
 - a detailed handout containing screenshots tailored to your version of Word
 - a paragraph-styles template for your future use
 - a crib sheet of Word's most useful keyboard shortcuts for editing.

Kevin O'Brien is an on-screen editor and Microsoft Word expert with nearly 20 years of professional experience, at companies including LexisNexis (in London), Mainstream Publishing (in Edinburgh) and Penguin Random House (in Sydney). He is currently managing editor at Scribe Publications in Melbourne and teaches editing on screen for a range of organisations, including the University of Sydney, UTS, and Editors NSW, EdsQ and Editors SA.

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

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