IPEd National Editors Conference

The 10th IPEd National Editors Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from Monday 28Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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This is a major quality control step and ensures that the document is ready to be published.

Components of proofreading or the verification edit are:

Verification of copy

Integrity check


Conformity with house style


Verification of copy

Check against previous copy for discrepancies.

Check that all amendments have been accurately inserted.

Integrity check

Check that the document is complete, including (as appropriate):

  • preliminary matter (cover, dust-jacket material, spine copy, preliminary pages, copyright and publication information)
  • body of document (abstract/summary, text, tables, illustrative material, labels and captions, footnotes and endnotes)
  • end matter (appendixes, lists of abbreviations and symbols, glossary, references/bibliography, index).

Check headings, pagination, figures and tables against lists of contents.


Check for:

  • spelling, typographical or punctuation errors
  • appropriate word breaks at ends of lines
  • accurate cross-referencing.

Conformity with house style

Ensure consistency in:

  • terminology, spelling, hyphenation, capitalisation, abbreviations and acronyms, italics
  • heading hierarchies
  • style of numbers, dates, percentages, symbols, equations.

Check type specifications.

Check page layout.


Eliminate any widows, orphans or rivers.

Check that tables are not split unnecessarily, and that alignment, spacing and bold type are correct.

Note any necessary directions for the typesetter and printer.

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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.