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.

2019 Meetings calendar to date:

Tuesday, 5 February
Literary agents: what editors need to know
Presenter: Jane Novak
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Tuesday, 5 March
Technical editing
Presenter: Lyneve Rappell
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Tuesday, 2 April
Educational publishing
Presenter: Gurdish Gill from McGraw Hill Education
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Tuesday, 7 May
Australian style
Presenter: Adam Smtih
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Tuesday, 4 June
Copyright and IP
Presenter: Olivia Lanchester
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Tuesday, 2 July
Annual winter dinner at Diethnes Restaurant
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Tuesday, 6 August
IPEd NSW Annual Branch Meeting
Presenter: Julie Ganner, President Editors NSW
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Tuesday, 3 September
Digital marketing for freelance editing businesses
Presenter: Christopher Cowan
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Tuesday, 1 October
Legal editing: an overview of LexisNexis publishing
Presenter: Geraldin Maclurcan
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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