As a professional society, we try to address some of the qualities, interests and skills needed by people thinking about an editing career.

An indispensable tool for editors is a style sheet. Society member Kathie Stove DE has written a paper about style sheets called 'Editing with style' (IPEd website).

If you are thinking about becoming an editor, you should also review the IPEd publication Australian standards for editing practice and the Australian government's Style manual, revised by Snooks & Co., published by John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd in 2002.

Another excellent reference is The editor's companion, by Janet Mackenzie, second edition published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

Editors who are professional members or associate members benefit from the professional development opportunities we offer during the calendar year.

Join us

The Society of Editors (SA) is a branch of IPEd and works actively to support and promote editors and the editing profession, both in South Australia and nationally. As a member of IPEd, 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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Rankin, Andrea AE

Andrea’s editing expertise includes educational design (elearning), website design (information architecture, SEO and user accessibility), ezines, educational and academic documents, and newsletters. She is also a copy editor, proofreader, web writer, and researcher (database searching).