IPEd Editors Conference

The 10th IPEd Editors Conference will be hosted online on Monday 28 June 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

IPEd Strategic Plan

IPEd Strategic Plan July 2020 to June 2023.

Branch Events

The branches of IPEd host workshops, seminars, member meetings and other events that are open to all IPEd members and non-members. Information and booking details are listed on the Events page of this website.

The work of IPEd is conducted by directors and members of IPEd's standing committees and working parties.

Accessibility Initiative Working Party (AIWP)

The AIWP exists to research and create editorial standards, information resources and training on publishing practices that address the needs of readers with a print disability.

Accreditation Board (AB)

The Accreditation Board is responsible for administering IPEd's accreditation scheme, including the accreditation exam. Contact the Accreditation Board chair here.

Communication Standing Committee (CSC)

CSC oversees IPEd’s communications, assisting the Communications Officer to deliver on IPEd’s communications strategic initiatives.

Finance and Risk Management Committee (FRM)

The Finance and Risk Management Committee consists of the Chair, the Finance Director, the Company Secretary and the Finance Officer.

Mentoring Standing Committee

IPEd’s Mentoring Standing Committee exists to provide guidance to editors by matching them with someone who has knowledge and skills in select areas of the editing profession.

Pay Rates Working Party (PRWP)

The PRWP exists to establish a range of fair pay rates for editors required to sustain a long-term, viable business, at a range of skill levels and experience.

Standing Committee on Academic Editing (SCAE)

The SCAE is made up of IPEd member volunteers from across Australia and New Zealand. They have recently revised the Guidelines for editing research theses and advocate on behalf of academic editors. Contact the committee chair at scae.chair@iped-editors.org.

Standing Committee on Awards and Prizes  (SCAP)

The SCAP oversees IPEd's awards and prizes program and is made up of volunteer IPEd members.

Standing Committee on Professional Development  (SCPD)

The SCPD aims to develop and oversee a PD framework with short-term and long-term programs, and maintain a PD register of all branch PD events. The SCPD is made up of volunteer IPEd members from across Australia and New Zealand. The committee chair can be contacted at chair.scpd@iped-editors.org.

Style Manual Steering Group (SMSG)

The Style Manual Steering Group (SMSG) has been working with the Federal Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on a new version of the Style Manual.

In August 2019, DTA invited IPEd to nominate a representative to an advisory board for the revised edition, along with four others, the purpose of which was to ‘provide a final decision on contentious rules and guidance that cannot be agreed upon by the authors of the 7th edition’. 

SMSG in September 2019 called for expressions of interest (EOIs) in the role from among AEs and DEs. Eight candidates submitted EOIs and a representative was appointed in October 2019.

A private beta version of the Style Manual had been in limited circulation for some months when, in May 2020, DTA invited IPEd to submit a quotation for an expert review of a further revised public beta version, alongside three other organisational reviewers.

It was made clear to SMSG that the revised edition was squarely focused on government users, particularly website authors, and the scope of the review was to be confined to the revision as a ‘minimum viable product’, with future iterations to respond to further user feedback.

SMSG then discussed the revision work and the nature of the review of the public beta version, which was released on 30 July. 

Again SMSG called for EOIs from AEs and DEs among IPEd members. Six submissions were considered, a review team – Edwin Briggs AE, Vicki Snowdon AE and Ilona Wallace AE – appointed, the review conducted and the report submitted to DTA.

DTA then examined the four expert reviews in terms of (in DTA’s words):
reviewing the page-by-page feedback for changes we can take in prior to going live
reviewing the ‘global’ feedback for changes we can [include] in future iterations
looking at content gaps and doing more user research around topics that were out of scope for the minimum viable product.

DTA released the revised live version on 24 September and since then SMSG has been considering the Style Manual’s placement as a suitable revision of the 6th edition.

If you are an IPEd member and wish to become involved in our standing committees or working parties please email the IPEd office.

Find an editor

IPEd has established the Editors Directory. Clients can search the directory for freelance editors using specific criteria. These will identify editors that have specific interests, skills or experience in certain areas.