The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), is a non-profit body promoting excellence in English language editing. We set and demonstrate editorial standards, and we are a community, training hub and support network for editorial professionals – the people who work to make text accurate, clear and fit for purpose.

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The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for more than 700 CIEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.

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Training in editing and proofreading

Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.

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Our three-level proofreading course will get your career off to a solid start, teaching you the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a proofreader in the publishing industry and beyond. Take the levels individually, or work your way through all three – 15 upgrade points awarded on successful completion of all three courses.

P1: Introduction | P2: Headway | P3: Progress

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The CIEP is a membership organisation for editors and proofreaders. Find out more about our structure, the benefits of membership and how you can join us.

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Find out about the activities and resources that help make the CIEP what it is – a welcoming, supportive network of editorial professionals.

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The SfEP is now the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).

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EDITING INTO PLAIN ENGLISH

New edition 2019 by Luke Finley, Laura Ripper and Sarah Carr

With increasing demands for clearer communication in the public and private sectors, plain-English editing has much to offer. Looking at key aspects of working as a freelance editor for this market, this new CIEP guide will:

  • introduce the concept of plain English and techniques for plain-English editing
  • help you to identify the market for plain-English skills
  • help you to find work in this field.

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