If you were a Society of Editors (Qld) member at 30 June 2016, your membership has been transferred to the Institute of Professional Editors Limited, IPEd.
'Editors Queensland' is the new name for the former Society of Editors (Queensland).
If you have an entry in the freelance register of Editors Queensland, it will be maintained on the Queensland website until sometime after 30 June 2017 - you will be notified in advance. IPEd has now set up a national Editors Directory, and you are warmly advised to set up an entry in this directory before 30 June. You can lodge an entry in the Editors Directory via the member portal of IPEd. IPEd will undertake a review of the Editors Directory after 30 June and subsequently amend anything that can be improved. Until that process has been completed, the EdsQ freelance register will remain open.
The IPEd membership system gives you access to the online member portal. As a member you can visit the IPEd member portal, which is linked to the IPEd website, to:
• review and update your details
• renew or apply to change your subscription
• book and pay for events
• subscribe to the Editors Directory (ED), if eligible, and enter and maintain your directory entry
• pay outstanding subscriptions and invoices
• access members-only information.
Applications for membership
Members of IPEd have access to variety of events, professional development opportunities and editing resources.
For details of eligibility criteria, member benefits and how to apply for membership, please visit the IPEd website membership page.
Be part of Editors Queensland (EdsQ) - a branch of IPEd
When you fill in your IPEd joining or renewal form, you will be asked to nominate a state branch to belong to. That makes you a member of the state branch you choose to be part of. EdsQ welcomes you! In addition to the benefits you receive as a member of the national body, IPEd, EdsQ offers you further advantages:
Come along to our Brisbane meetings and participate in informative speaker presentations and professional networking.
Receive Offpress, the official newsletter of EdsQ (ten issues a year). Regular features include:
- reports from EdsQ's monthly meeting
- articles about topics and issues relevant to members
- upcoming events, training opportunities and conferences
- updates from the latest blogs, websites, and online resources
- the President's monthly report about Society initiatives.
Gain knowledge and skills through EdQ's professional development program, which includes:
- training workshops from current industry professionals
- mentoring and peer support
- national conferences
- information about accreditation
- information about recent developments in the profession.
Access to member-only resources
Access the member-only section on this website, where you can:
- read Offpress
- investigate job opportunities
- post member notices
- join and update the freelance register (professional IPEd members only)
- access advice on aspects of professional practice.
Advertise your skills and services through the Register of Freelance Publishing Services (Freelance Register), which helps people find and contact editors and other publishing specialists.
Only professional IPEd members may advertise in the Freelance Register; a separate application and fee is required. Note that IPEd is building a national editors directory, accessible through its website, with a link on this EdsQ website. EdsQ will maintain its own freelance register at least until the IPEd editors directory is fully functioning.
Connect to Facebook
One of the benefits of belonging to EdsQ is that you can also join our Facebook group. Keep up to date with information about editing and publishing. Chat with other members, share your concerns, offer your advice, post job leads. Just remember that if your IPEd membership lapses, your EdsQ Facebook group membership will also be deleted.