Become a member

Discover your professional community and fulfil your potential as an editor or proofreader.

Find out how to join the CIEP and all about the benefits it brings.

We welcome people at any stage of their editorial career. We’ll help equip you with the skills and knowledge to progress as an editor or proofreader and you will have access to a wide range of benefits to help you thrive as a professional.  

Whether you are an individual or an organisation that shares in our values, there is a membership category for you.

Can anyone join?

Yes. Everyone joins at Entry Level. You can then progress through our membership grades by showing you’ve achieved certain levels of training and work experience. If you are interested in joining us as a Corporate Member please use this link to take you to the relevant page for further information and the next steps.

We ask each new joiner to agree to our Membership Codes.

Whether you are new to the profession and just starting out, or a highly skilled individual who has been working for many years, membership of the CIEP will help to support and motivate you at every stage of your career.

Membership and application terms and conditions are available here.  

Membership benefits

  • Raise your professional profile with the CIEP logo and boost your career and earnings potential.
  • Share knowhow and get advice in our local, national and international networking groups, lively online forums and vibrant social media spaces.
  • Develop your skills and build knowledge with our free fact sheets and guides.
  • Use the member only rates for our specialist training courses and the annual CIEP Conference.
  • Become part of the editorial community who have made the CIEP their professional home.
  • Save money with valuable discounts from partner providers on useful things like software and reference materials.
  • Professional level members are listed on the publicly available CIEP directory.

Next steps

Submit your online application and pay your 12 month membership fee plus the once only processing fee. We will normally reply to you with two working days.  

If you need further advice before joining, please contact [email protected]

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