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Accreditation matters

Congratulations to seven Queensland editors who passed the 2014 Accreditation Exam:
Vivien Love, Louise Stevanovic, Clare Nolan, Lian Flick, Stacey King, Helen Whittle and Glenine Hamlyn.
You join 50 other editors across Australia who earned their AE status. We now have 37 Queensland AEs.
Passing the exam is hard work - 90 candidates sat the latest exam. It's very tough for editors with less than 3 years' editing experience to pass, and many with 3-5 years' experience struggle. And yes, IPEd and the Accreditation Board have set a high standard to validate your competence as a professional editor.
So for those of you who didn't achieve your goal this time, we encourage you to build your editing knowledge and skills ready for the next exam.
All AEs need to renew their accreditation every five years by demonstrating their continued involvement in the editing profession and ongoing professional development. To make it easier for you, the board recommends that you record all your employment and client involvement, your contributions to your local society or IPEd, and any tertiary studies and attendance at relevant workshops and conferences.
For more information about the accreditation scheme, contact the Accreditation Board delegate at accreditation@editorsqld.com or visit www.iped-editors.org.


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