Please also read our Application and membership terms and conditions.
Grade Membership fees 2024/25
(until 28 February 2025)
Entry-Level Members
(all new individual members)*
Intermediate Members £136
Professional Members £199
Advanced Professional Members £199
Career-Break Members £136
Retired Members £69
Friends £69

*Processing fee (first year of joining only)


Corporate Membership Fees

Band No. editorial workers Membership fees 2024/25
(until 28 February 2025)
A 1-5 £221
B 6-20 £299
C 21-99 £379
D 100+ £459

Please note: All fees are non-refundable.


If you're studying full-time on a relevant course, you can join the CIEP without having to pay the usual processing fee.

You must be taking a specifically publishing-related course or hoping to use your degree subject – for example, law, science, languages – as a specialism in editorial work.

On the online joining form, you'll be asked to give the name of the institution at which you're studying and your graduation year. You'll have to pay the processing fee but, once your course has been approved as qualifying, the fee will be reimbursed.

Claiming tax relief

The CIEP appears in HMRC’s List 3: ‘Approved learned societies and professional organisations’  as ‘Editing and Proofreading Chartered Institute of’.

This means that, as a member of the CIEP, you may be eligible to claim tax relief on your CIEP annual membership fees from HMRC.

Become a member

As a member, you gain access to training, resources, and networking opportunities. Membership of the CIEP signifies your commitment to professional standards.

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