Branch events

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

IPEd Strategic Plan

IPEd Strategic Plan July 2017 to June 2020.

Accreditation exam

The next accreditation exam will be held on Saturday 19 May in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

Distinguished editors were nominated by their societies to prepare for and assess the first two accreditation exams in 2008 and 2009.

The term ‘distinguished' was chosen to indicate that their peers considered that DEs exceeded the level of competence that is tested by the exam and were, therefore, qualified to assess exam candidates. Links to their websites or entries in freelance registers and editorial services directories are included. Not all have such links as many work in-house, in the government, educational, publishing or corporate sectors.

Australian Capital Territory

Elizabeth Manning Murphy, Chris Pirie

New South Wales

Heather Cam, Heather Jamieson, Sybil Kesteven, Pam Peters, Meryl Potter, Colette Vella, Loma Snooks


Susan Addison, Paul Bennett, Rosanne Fitzgibbon (deceased), Judy Heinemann, Jill Morris, Ruth Ridgway, Jan Whelan

South Australia

Karen Disney, Celia Jellett, Susan Rintoul, Kathie Stove


Janice Bird


Elizabeth Flann, Beryl Hill, Susan Keogh, Janet Mackenzie, Renée Otmar

Western Australia

Janet Blagg, Anne Surma

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.