All Editors NSW meetings are now presented on Zoom and recorded for later purchase, if helpful.

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

Cost: $15 for members, $10 for non-members.

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

Bookings online or via email essential. Click the relevant 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.

Speaker meetings are recorded and written up for the Gatherings newsletter each month. Recordings are made available to attendees on the night and then to purchase for anyone who did not attend.

2021 Meetings calendar to date:

Tuesday 2 February
The freelance editor’s toolkit. Presenter Peter Riches from Red Pony

Tuesday 2 March
The IPEd mentoring program. Presenter Ted Briggs

Tuesday 6 April
Trivia Night (TBC)

Tuesday 4 May
Plain English. Presenter Patricia Hoyle


2020 Meetings:

Memoir from both sides of the fence – author and editor
Accreditation exam: an overview of the benefits and process
Health and medical editing: opportunities and pitfalls
News – good, bad, fake? What corpora can tell us about language usage
Editor as historian
Annual Branch Meeting
Australian manual of style (AMOS)
The decolonised editor: unconscious bias
Fiction editing.
End-of-year dinner


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