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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CIEP CONFERENCE 2022

Join us at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes or online from 10 to 12 September 2022 for the first CIEP hybrid conference – an opportunity to explore new skills and ideas while networking and socialising with editorial colleagues.

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THE ART OF QUERYING

Our new online course has just launched!

As you edit, you’ll meet anomalies, omissions or things that just don’t make sense. This course teaches you how to ask your author about the problems you’ve identified, and to do so tactfully and efficiently.

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • what you need to check before you query
  • how to build and maintain good relationships
  • how to decide what to query
  • how to phrase questions effectively and mindfully
  • how to deal with inconsistencies, ambiguities, omissions and errors
  • the different types of content and how to manage them.

Each unit includes study notes, commentaries, examples and model answers. At the end of each unit there is a quiz to test your knowledge.

The Art of Querying is self-assessed, includes one hour of tutor support, and is worth three CIEP upgrade points.

The price is £172 for CIEP members and £286 for non-members.

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