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Become a member

IPEd membership is open to editors engaged in all aspects of editing for online and print publishing and anyone with an interest in editing, publishing or a related field, including students.

As an IPEd member, you will be supported and be part of a strong community of Australian and New Zealand editors. Expand your expertise and your network by joining IPEd today.

Membership benefits

Explore IPEd’s range of member benefits

As an IPEd member, you will have exclusive access to a range of benefits, services, special offers and discounts.


Professional development

Advance your career and invest in lifelong learning with access a range of programs, across Australia and New Zealand, through our workshops and online training.


Develop or share your skills through our mentorship programs. Access our mentorship program in standard format (2–3 months) or mini format (4–5 hours). As a mentee, you can learn a new skill or accelerate the development of an existing one with the guidance of an industry professional. As a mentor, you can develop your leadership and coaching skills and help support the next generation of editors.

IPEd Accreditation Scheme

Your skills shine with accreditation. The IPEd accreditation scheme offers Australian and New Zealand editors a mechanism to demonstrate competence and provides a competitive advantage to potential employers. The next accreditation exam will be on Monday 12 August 2024. Find out more about accreditation.

Editors Directory *exclusive to Professional members

Promote your expertise and find new clients. IPEd professional members are eligible to advertise their services via the Editors Directory, which is a searchable listing that gives Professional members the opportunity to promote themselves, their business and services to the public.

IPEd biennial conference, events and webinars

Upskill your knowledge, progress in your profession and gain new skills from attending IPEd’s conference, events and webinars. Members are entitled to discounted rates.

Resources and publications

Discover and access a wealth of resources, articles, news and updates. Members receive full access via the member portal and IPEd’s monthly e-newsletter, Gatherings.


Boost your professional reputation. IPEd maintains and promotes core professional standards for editing practice  that members are expected to meet. Your knowledge and application of the standards demonstrates your professionalism and adds to your credibility.


Build a stronger voice with us. IPEd ensures members’ voices are heard by governments, regulators, stakeholders, groups and individuals to significantly impact the editing profession.

Awards and prizes

Gain peer recognition. IPEd offers awards and prizes for members who make outstanding contributions to the profession. These awards recognise excellence and celebrate achievements.

IPEd committees and branches

Give back to your community and increase your industry network. Members are encouraged to get involved and join the many volunteers who run the IPEd branches, standing committees and working parties. Your skills and experience would be invaluable and significantly contribute to the greater good of the profession. Find out more on how you can contribute.

Member discounts and savings

IPEd members can enjoy a range of exclusive member discounts and savings from subscriptions, books, online tools and software, including:

Reciprocal memberships

IPEd has reciprocal membership agreements with overseas professional associations. These agreements offer benefits and savings for IPEd members such as discounted membership rates to conferences, webinars and training.