Accreditation exam: an overview
The IPEd accreditation exam will be offered in August this year and our March meeting offers an overview of the accreditation system in general and the exam process, specifically. It will be an important opportunity for anyone contemplating sitting the exam.
Find out what the IPEd Accreditation Exam is all about, how being accredited might benefit you, and how to decide whether you’re ready to sit the exam.
Linda Nix, Chair of the IPEd Accreditation Board (AB), NSW branch delegate to the AB, and Chair of the IPEd Standing Committee for Professional Development explains:
• what being an Accredited Editor means, both personally and professionally
• how accreditation relates to professional development
• what the exam tests – and what it does not test
• what’s changed in this year’s exam
• how to assess your readiness
• what resources are available to help you prepare.
James Bean will provide an overview of the Exam Preparation workshop he will be running in May for potential exam candidates.
Both James and Linda will share their experiences of sitting the exam and being accredited
Dr Linda Nix AE has more than 20 years’ experience in publishing in a variety of roles and has been freelance since 2010, providing editing, writing and design services. A specialist legal, academic and technical editor, her regular clients include LexisNexis, the Council of Law Reporting for NSW, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. She also edits fiction, trade nonfiction and student theses. Linda sat the first onscreen exam in 2016 and has been the NSW delegate to the IPEd Accreditation Board since 2017. She is also on the Board of the New England Writers’ Centre.
James Bean AE writes and edits in the field of English Language Teaching, and has created materials for publishers around the world including Shanghai Educational Publishing House, Cambridge University Press, Seibido (Japan) and International Language Teaching Services (UK). He is the editor of Hueber Lektüren, an award-winning series of graded YA fiction 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.
Date: Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start
Venue: Level 1, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, City
Cost: $25 members; $35 non members
Bookings: Book your place at the March meeting
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Membership of Editors NSW is managed nationally by IPEd. Membership of the national body is offered in two classifications, Voting and Non-voting members.