Individual member benefits at a glance

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When you become a CIEP member you gain access to a wide range of benefits designed to help you in your career as an editor or proofreader.

You can access all the benefits on this page from the beginning of your membership with us. As you upgrade your membership level, more benefits, such as a free legal helpline, become available to you. Compare benefits per grade.

Membership year

Our membership year runs from 1 March every year.

From September to December, if you join as a new individual member you pay for six months of membership only. The earlier in September you join, the more you benefit!

Find out more about joining the CIEP.


When you join, you’ll have access to the following benefits:

Free CIEP information resources

Discounts on books and journals

Discounts on training, conferences and professional memberships

All CIEP members are entitled to preferential rates on CIEP training courses. When you join the CIEP, you are entitled to an extra 15% discount on one course. Here are the external training, event and professional membership discounts you also get with CIEP membership:

Discounts on business insurance

  • Up to 20% discount on professional indemnity insurance with PolicyBee
  • 5% discount on cyber insurance with PolicyBee

Discounts on technology, software and business toolkits

  • Up to 20% discount for UK members on selected IT products and services from Dell Technologies UK
  • 40% discount on PEPPAA (Proofreader and Editor Productivity Performance Analysis Application)
  • 30% discount on PerfectIt consistency software
  • 15% discount on The Editor’s Affairs spreadsheet and business administration tools

Other discounts

All this, and access to our lively member forums and local group meetings, plus a discount on our popular annual conference.


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