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About us

The Society of Editors (Victoria) Inc. is an organisation for people who are engaged professionally in editing for publication. It has about 500 members, including in-house and freelance editors.

The Society's aims are to:

  • promote the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of information on matters of professional interest
  • encourage contacts among members
  • assist in establishing and maintaining high standards of editing
  • liaise with other organisations in all matters affecting editors as a group.

The Society is managed by a committee elected by the Society's members at each Annual General Meeting. Position descriptions (PDF* 153 KB) are available for each committee member position.

The Annual General Meeting is usually held in July. At the meeting, committee members report on their portfolios and occasionally a member of the Society is selected to be presented with an Outstanding Service Award.

The Society works closely with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), of which it is a member.

The Society is the oldest of its kind in Australia and has a rich history.

For more details about the Society's operating rules, please view its constitution (PDF* 101 KB).

Contact the relevant Society of Editors committee members for more information.

Honorary life membership

Honorary life memberships (HLMs) recognise exceptional service to the Society and the editing profession in Australia over an extended period.

See the Honorary life membership page for more information.


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The Society of Editors (Victoria) Inc. is an association for people who are engaged professionally in editing for publication.
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