The IPEd accreditation exam: what is it and why do it?
Why do editors need to be accredited? Why did IPEd develop an exam to test editors' competence? What do the examiners look for? Wy should an editor sit the exam?
Three Editors NSW professional members – current members of the IPEd exam development team – will talk about the process and benefits of sitting the accreditation exam and becoming an accredited editor.
Together they will discuss:
– what accreditation means to the profession of editing
– how the exam developed into its current form
– what skills the exam tests and what examiners look for
– future challenges and developments in accreditation.
Information about the next accreditation exam, scheduled for Saturday, 19 May, will also be provided.
James Bean writes and edits in the field of English Language Teaching, and has created materials for publishers in markets including China, Japan, the UK and India. He is the editor of Hueber Lektüren, an award-winning series of graded fiction readers for German publisher Heuber Verlag. His writing work ranges from abridged classics to TOEIC Test preparation resources. James sat the IPEd Accreditation Exam in 2011 and has contributed to the writing of all the subsequent exams.
Julie Ganner has nearly 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry, both in-house (as an acquisitions editor and editorial manager) and as a freelance editor. She has supported the aims of the accreditation scheme since its inception, and sat the first IPEd exam in 2008. Julie was a member of the Accreditation Board from 2015 to 2017, and has contributed to the exam as a marker for the past three exams, an invigilator for the past two and as a writer in 2011.
Linda Nix has over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry in in-house legal and nonfiction publishing (editing, production, commissioning and marketing roles); freelance editing, book design and technical writing; and as publisher of a small literary and nonfiction imprint. She sat the first on-screen IPEd Accreditation Exam in 2016 and is the current NSW delegate to the Accreditation Board.
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start
Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (between Park and Bathurst streets, near the Town Hall train station.)
This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an ambulant bathroom.
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members , $10 concession available to those holding a current Centrelink or DVA concession card.