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.
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.
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
Welcome to the CIEP
FREE GUIDE TO WORKING WITH EDITORS AND PROOFREADERS
Working with an experienced editorial professional makes sense if you are producing any sort of written text. This free booklet will show you why.
Learn what editors and proofreaders do and how they can help you produce clear and consistent communications.
- Use our ‘who does what and when’ chart to find the right person to work with you.
- Apply the tips and proofreading checklist to help check your own writing.
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.