The branch meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for 7 pm at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (between Park and Bathurst streets, near the Town Hall train station.) Map located below. This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an ambulant bathroom.

Details for meetings as they are confirmed are listed here below.

Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
, $15 concession available to those holding a current Centrelink or DVA concession card.

If you have speakers or topics you would like the branch to present, please contact

Bookings online or via email essential. Click the current meeting link below. Alternatively, contact the events manager at

Our July and December meetings are dinners and held at different venues and at a different cost.

Most speaker meetings are recorded and written up for the Editors NSW newsletter each month.

2020 Meetings calendar to date:

Tuesday, 4 February
Memoir from both sides of the fence – author and editor. Presenter Jacqueline Kent

Tuesday, 3 March
Accreditation exam: an overview of the benefits and process. Presenters Linda Nix and James Bean

Tuesday, 7 April
Health and medical editing: opportunities and pitfalls. Presenter Mark Ragg

Tuesday, 5 May
News – good, bad, fake? What corpora can tell us about language usage. Presenter Claudia McQuillan.

Tuesday, 2 June
Editor as historian. Presenter Cathy Perkins, State Libary of NSW

July meeting cancelled due to social distancing restrictions in place in NSW

Tuesday, 4 August
Annual Branch Meeting. Presenter Julie Ganner, President of Editors NSW

Tuesday, 1 September
Australian manual of style (AMOS). Presenter Andina Faragher, science writer and editor at Biotext (publishers of AMOS)

Tuesday, 6 October
The decolonised editor: unconscious bias. Presenter Radhiah Chowdhury, Penguin Random House

Tuesday, 3 November
Fiction editing. Presenters Catherine Hill, Penguin Random House and Nicola O’Shea currently presenting online fiction structural editing courses.


2019 Meetings:

Literary agents: what editors need to know
Technical editing
Educational publishing
Australian style
Copyright and IP
Annual winter dinner at Diethnes Restaurant
IPEd NSW Annual Branch Meeting
Digital marketing for freelance editing businesses
Legal editing: an overview of LexisNexis publishing
Editing for accessibility
December dinner at Kirribilli Flying Squadron


2018 Meetings:

The benefits of the IPEd accreditation exam
Editing romance fiction
Readability: what makes text unreadable
The editor-author relationship
Annual winter dinner
Editors NSW AGM
The juggling act of memoir editing and ghostwriting
December dinner at the Kirribilli Flying Squadron


2017 Meetings:

A guide to the Australian manual of scientific style
An editor’s tale
How booksellers survived the death sentence
Macquarie Dictionary in 2017
Editors Networks
July dinner meeting
Annual General Meeting
Editing in South Africa: where we are and where we are headed
Poetry editing and mentoring
An insight into the Residential Editorial Program (REP)


2016 Meetings calendar

Evidence of hype – accuracy and clarity in science writing and editing
Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. AGM 2016
The Copy Collective presentation
An interview with Craig Munro, author of “Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing”
A report from the Sydney Writers Festival
July dinner
Understanding insurance and risk management for editors
Contracting and evaluating an index
Viva Novella
Editing theses