ONLINE SEMINAR: Evening Appetiser: What is an Editor and What Do They Do?

A composite portrait of Anne-Marie Peard, a woman with pale skin and dark brown hair, and Lorna Hendry, a woman with dark peach skin and brown hair.

A portrait of Anne-Marie Peard and Lorna Hendry
20 July 2021 - 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Anne-Marie Peard and Lorna Hendry
Can a professional editor help you? What’s the difference between a structural and a copy edit? When should I start working with an editor? The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) membership includes specialists in most genres, types of editing and publishing. All members have appropriate qualifications and/or experience, follow the Australian standards for editing practice and want to work with you to make your writing as strong and clear as it can be.

This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided. This event is sponsored by IPEd through the Copyright Agency.

You will learn: 

  • What the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is
  •  What professional editors do and the different types of editing.
  • When to self-edit (and some tips).
  • How to find and choose the right editor for you.
  • What is the process of working with an editor.

About Anne-Marie Peard

Anne-Marie Peard began working as a freelance editor, arts journalist, and teacher in 2006. She’s been a theatre critic for various arts publications, including The Age, Time Out, Arts Hub and The Music, and regularly edits and mentors emerging arts writers. As an editor, she works mainly in non-fiction and journalism, but is always happy to edit academic writing, turn reports into plain English, write crossword clues and proofread. 

About Lorna Hendry

Lorna Hendry is a freelance editor, writer and graphic designer. She is accredited by IPEd, a member of the US-based Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) and an Advanced Professional Member of the UK-based Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). Lorna teaches in RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing program.

About IPEd

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is the Australian professional association for editors. Professional members of the society must have an editing qualification or relevant experience. The association publishes a national Editors Register and runs an accreditation program, workshops, talks, conferences and ongoing development and support for editors.


Phone: 90947840
Registration fee
Members $ 0.00
Non-members $ 25.00

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