Courses of Study

A training course is a good way to get started in editing, but be aware that many aspects of editing are most effectively learned on-the-job, including:

  • setting and keeping production schedules
  • techniques for managing workload
  • working with others on the editorial team
  • project management vs hands-on editing work

If you choose a training pathway to editing, consider:

  • choosing a course that has a hands-on, practical component
  • using every opportunity to get paid or unpaid work experience in editing-related fields
  • joining Editors Victoria to learn about the editing profession and network with working editors

The Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd) maintains a comprehensive Australia-wide directory of editing courses.