Professional Development

Regular workshops are presented by Editors NSW.

Full details can be found on the Workshops page.

National conference

The national biennial conference, hosted in turn by member branches, is IPEd’s most important professional development activity. Details on

Branch seminars and workshops

Branches across Australia conduct training workshops and seminars. See the IPEd events page or contact your local IPEd branch. IPEd maintains a register of professional development activities conducted by branches, and offers sponsorship to branches to enable them to engage interstate presenters. This allows the expertise of particular presenters to be available to members across the country.


IPEd offers editors an accreditation scheme as a mechanism for demonstrating their competence. This provides potential employers with confidence in the skills of editors they hire. Accreditation exams are held every two years (and accreditation is renewable every five years). Full details can be found on


IPEd has a National Mentoring Program which has been in operation since 2012.

SfEP Online courses and conferences

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in the UK offers online courses on topics such as proofreading, copyediting, fiction editing, grammar and references. These courses, and registration for conferences, are available to members of IPEd at a discount.

Occasional papers

IPEd publishes occasional papers on matters of interest to the profession: members can log in to access these papers.

Long and short courses

Depending on their specialities, editors may find tertiary study in a range of disciplines valuable. Courses focusing on writing, editing or publishing are offered by a range of Australian institutions.
IPEd does not endorse or recommend any of these courses.