Compare membership grades

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This table compares the various grades of membership for individuals in the CIEP. This leaflet summarises our requirements for the different grades. For information about joining as an organisation, see Corporate Subscribers.

Membership features Friend Entry Level Intermediate Professional Advanced Retired
Attendance at local group meetings
Download digital copies of Editing Matters
Access to members' area of CIEP website  
Access to CIEP forums
CIEP announcements that do not advertise work  
Discounts on editorial software and software training  
Free or discounted attendance at the London Book Fair  
Discounts on books, products, services and subscriptions  
Discount on CIEP conference fees
Eligibility for CIEP mentoring scheme    
Discount on professional indemnity and cyber liability insurance negotiated for CIEP members    
Discounts on reference documents    
Members' discount on CIEP training courses    
Members' discount on a range of external training courses and seminars    
£25 discount voucher for one CIEP training course    
Fortnightly renewable entry in IM Available          
Use of a dedicated CIEP logo on advertising material and stationery    
Entry in the Directory of Editorial Services        
Receipt of targeted job announcements        
Vote on all motions at the Annual General Meeting        
Free legal helpline      
Enhanced visibility in Directory of Editorial Services          
Membership features Friend Entry Level Intermediate Professional Advanced Retired

CIEP forums is our online discussion group and is available exclusively to members of the SfEP.

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The CIEP conference is held in September every year. The conference provides a range of interesting, relevant and stimulating workshops and seminars, as well as plenty of opportunities for networking with other members and with the Society's Corporate Subscribers.

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Announce is a service for passing information or sending targeted advertisements to members of the CIEP.

CIEP members receive discounts on the BSI laminated summary of editors' marks, CIEP Guides and any book for which CIEP has negotiated a discount from its publisher.

Discounts on books, products, services and subscriptions

Dorothy Mitchell Smith was the SfEP training administrator for courses in Scotland and the north of England. A gifted tutor with high standards, she was generous with her time, knowledge and guidance. The Dorothy Mitchell Smith Memorial Fund helps beginners to fund their training, by giving all new Entry-Level and Intermediate Members one dated voucher – worth £25 – to be used within two years of their Institute membership.

A dated training voucher worth £25 is given to every member successfully upgrading.

The voucher(s) can be set against the cost of one CIEP training course.

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Announce is a service for passing information or sending targeted advertisements to members of the CIEP.

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Early each year, an Announce is sent to all members, explaining how to obtain this.

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