Our mission

We’re an international membership organisation that offers training and a community for editorial professionals, and helps members develop business confidence.

We set standards, model excellence, advocate for clear and thoughtful language use, and promote respect for all voices. We’re also a trusted source of professional editors for those who need them.

Our values

  • ethical
  • inclusive
  • professional
  • supportive
  • trustworthy

Our vision

We aspire to be the inclusive global home for editorial professionals and a catalyst for greater recognition of the value of our profession.

What do we do?

  • We set professional editorial standards.
  • We offer editorial training courses.
  • We host a searchable online Directory of Editorial Services.
  • We provide a supportive community for editorial professionals via our member-only groups and forums.
  • We publish resources for members and the public.

What do we stand for?

We’re committed to editorial excellence. Our members agree to abide by our Membership Codes.

Membership Codes

The CIEP's Membership Codes set out standards of best practice by which members are bound both in executing their editorial processes and in their business practices. In effect, they are the guarantee that members attach to their work.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to fostering an environment in which all members feel safe and are equally able to contribute to CIEP activities. We also aim to help members understand the ways in which issues of EDI impact on the work of an engaged editorial professional.

The environmental values

We recognise that, in a globalised workplace, the CIEP’s actions have an impact on climate and the biosphere. We are committed to minimising the adverse environmental impact of our operations and to helping our members enhance their own environmental performance.

Who does the work?

The CIEP is governed by a Council of elected members. The Institute’s day-to-day operations are overseen by its chief executive officer and office team, based in Milton Keynes. Volunteer members contribute via committees and working groups.

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Questions about the CIEP? Ask our office team.

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