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Resources for technical editors in Australia

October 2016: This page has not been updated in years. It may have broken links or lead to outdated resources.

This page lists Australia-specific resources for technical editors. See also the main resources page.

General editorial information
A good starting place is the Society of Editors (Victoria) website, which includes links to the Societies of Editors in other states and to a range of resource material.

The Society of Editors (NSW) is another good source. Members of the Society can join an e-mail list for announcements of freelance and staff editorial jobs (often in specialist fields such as science or technology).

The Writer’s Bookcase is a Canberra-based mail order bookshop for writers and editors. Amongst a lot of information for fiction writers are some goodies for editors in a variety of fields.

Technical writing and editing
ASTC (NSW) — Australian Society for Technical Communication (NSW):
ASTC (Victoria) — Australian Society for Technical Communication (Victoria):
STC Australia Chapter — Society for Technical Communication:
Australian Technical Writers, a forum and announcement service for local technical writers. To subscribe, visit the website at

Courses in technical writing and editing
I don’t know of any tertiary-level courses in Australia specifically for technical editors. As far as I know, the only university-level course in technical communication are at the graduate level at Swinburne, Hawthorn (Melbourne):

Universities and other educational institutions change their offerings from year to year, and I am no longer attempting to keep up with those changes. Please refer to this page:

Last updated 17 August 2007