Overseas links

Transnational organisations

  • CSE: Council of Science Editors
    Fosters networking, education, discussion and exchange and is an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information. Publishes the reference book Scientific Style and Format.

  • EASE: European Association of Science Editors
    Internationally oriented community of individuals from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share an interest in science communication and editing.

  • MET: Mediterranean Editors and Translators
    Interdisciplinary association that brings together people in the Mediterranean and southern European area who facilitate international communication in English.

National organisations


  • Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)
    Plans and implements national initiatives – an accreditation scheme, promotion and communications campaigns, training and mentoring – and other activities to support Australian societies of editors and their members, and editors in general. Formerly CASE (Council of Australian Societies of Editors).

  • Canberra Society of Editors
    The Canberra Society of Editors aims to advance the profession of editing, and to serve Canberra-based editors (and anyone interested in editing) through general meetings, training and other activities.

  • Society of Editors (New South Wales) Inc.
    Promotes using editorial services, developing editing standards and exchanging and disseminating information and ideas between editors. [CO]

  • Society of Editors (Queensland) Inc.
    Association of professional editors dedicated to fostering highest standards of language, communication and publishing. [CO]

  • Society of Editors (South Australia)
    Promotes contact between members and exchange of ideas and information on professional matters.

  • Society of Editors (Tasmania) Inc.
    Aims to help establish and maintain high standards of editing and promote exchange of ideas and information on professional matters.

  • Society of Editors (Victoria) Inc.
    Organisation for people engaged professionally in editing for publication.

  • Society of Editors (Western Australia) Inc.
    Organisation for people working as editors, proofreaders, production managers, designers, indexers or in other professional capacities in publishing and communications industries.



Hong Kong

  • Women in Publishing Society
    Promotes status of women in all areas of publishing, through discussion, training and mutual support. [CO]



  • Proofreaders' Association of Macedonia/Zdruzenie na Lektori na Makedonija, att. Ruzica Pejovic, ul. Nikola Vapcarov 2/1, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). [CO]


South Africa

United States

  • Bay Area Editors' Forum (BAEF)
    Organisation of more than 300 in-house and freelance editors in the San Francisco, California area. The website has a useful explanation of what editors do.

  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
    National, non-profit, professional organisation of self-employed workers in publishing and communications industries. [CO]