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Your 2023 guide to conferences on editing

In-person editing conferences are happening again! While the pandemic is not quite behind us, we have once again started to travel, regularly gather in person, and attend in-person events.

The benefits of attending conferences are many. Conferences are a chance to reconnect with other editors (and other colleagues who work with words), get energized about your work, make new connections and friends, learn about the latest trends in editing and publishing, and travel to new places. And for those not able to travel this year, many of the conferences are also offering online options.

Here’s a snapshot of the conferences—in person, online, and hybrid—coming up this year, in chronological order.

Note: Schedule and pricing information was not available for all conferences at the time of publication.

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES Evolve, The Power of Editing

March 23–25, 2023

Columbus, Ohio


  • Non-member: US$749
  • ACES member:* US$549
  • Student non-member: US$299
  • Student member: US$199

*Member rates also apply to members of Editors Canada, the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Journalism and Women Symposium, and the Society for News Design.

Registration closes: March 6, 2023


Highlights: ACES Education Fund Tenth Annual Spelling Bee and Peer Connection Coffee Chats

Council of Science Editors (CSE)

Reflecting on Community: Opening Borders in Scholarly Publishing

April 29–May 2, 2023

Toronto, Ontario

Highlight: Keynote speaker Dr. Alpha Abebe will present on engaging diverse communities as partners in knowledge production.

Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)

Futureproofing the Editing Profession

May 2–10, 2023

Online via Zoom (Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand time zones)


  • Members:* A$170 (super early bird), A$200 (early bird), A$230 (regular)
  • Non-members: A$290 (super early bird), A$300 (early bird), A$360 (regular)

Registration closing dates:

  • Super early bird registration closes: March 9, 2023
  • Early bird registration closes: April 10, 2023
  • Registration closes: May 2, 2023

*Member rates also apply to members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers, the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Editors Canada, the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, and the Professional Editors’ Guild.


Sessions will be recorded and registrants will have access to the recordings after the conference.

Highlights: Sessions on inclusive publishing, micro-credentials in editing, Indigenous strengths in editing, editing in open source, information design, and editing in a digital age.

Northwest Editors Guild (NWEG)

Red Pencil Conference 2023: Seasons of an Editing Career

May 6, 2023

Lynnwood, Washington, and online



  • Member: US$135 (early bird), US$170 (regular)
  • Affiliate:* US$150 (early bird), US$185 (regular)
  • Non-member: US$175 (early bird), US$210 (regular)

Online (livestream and access to all recordings):

  • Member: US$100 (early bird), US$135 (regular)
  • Affiliate:* US$115 (early bird), US$150 (regular)
  • Non-member: US $140 (early bird), US$175 (regular)

*Affiliate rates are available for members of the American Society of Business Publication Editors, the Bay Area Editors’ Forum, Editcetera, Editors of Color, and the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild; students and instructors in the University of Washington Certificate in Editing program or associated classes; and students and faculty in the Portland State University graduate program in book publishing.

There is also an option to attend in person and have access to the recordings after the conference. See the conference website for details.

Registration will open on February 6.

Registration closing dates:

  • Early bird registration closes: March 6, 2023
  • Registration closes: April 30, 2023

Highlight: Amy J. Schneider, author of The Chicago Guide to Copyediting Fiction, is the keynote speaker.

Society for Technical Communicators (STC)

Technical Communication Summit Conference and Expo

May 14–17, 2023

Atlanta, Georgia

Pricing depends on the type of membership and increases as the conference approaches. Check the conference website for details.


European Association of Science Editors (EASE)

Quality Scientific Publishing

Istanbul, Turkey, and online

June 1–3, 2023

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Harness the Power of Communication

June 4–7, 2023

Toronto, Ontario

Pricing depends on the type of membership; early bird rates are available. Check the conference website for details.


Indexing Society of Canada (ISC)

Conference 2023

June 9–10, 2023

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.

Editors Canada

Conference 2023

Toronto Metropolitan University, Downtown Toronto

June 16–18, 2023

Registration will open in February, with early bird pricing available. Attendance is limited to 150 tickets but session recordings will be available for purchase after the conference. The organizers are also working to include virtual elements.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

Conference 2023

August 17–19, 2023

Alexandria, Virginia

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

CIEP Conference 2023

September 9–11, 2023

Glasgow, Scotland, and online

Registration will open in April. Watch the conference website for more information.

Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET)

The Underlying Story

October 12–14, 2023

Mantua, Italy

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

Trends and Opportunities for Medical Communicators

October 25–28, 2023

Baltimore, Maryland

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.


What conference are you most looking forward to? Let us know if we’re missing any upcoming events, and we’ll add them to the list.

Here’s to an exciting year of connecting, travelling, and learning together!

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