Calendar of events

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The CIEP's local groups offer a space in which members who live locally to one another or who share a special interest can gather, regardless of the stage at which they find themselves in their professional and membership journey. This means that the members you’ll meet range from those just starting out to those who bring years of experience to the table.

Every CIEP member is welcome and it’s our aim that everyone will be able to play a part, whether that means sharing experience and helping each other to solve professional problems, or simply soaking up the supportive atmosphere that positions local and special interest groups alongside the member forums at the heart of the CIEP community.

Local groups’ activities may vary and they meet at different frequencies … What is common to every CIEP local group is that it is member-centred and member-led.

CIEP local and special interest group events are for Entry-Level, Intermediate, Professional and Advanced Professional members only, with some exceptions.

  • Paid-up Retired Members may continue to attend CIEP local group meetings.
  • Members of the Society of Indexers (SI) are eligible to attend CIEP local group meetings (and vice versa) under a partnership arrangement between the two membership associations. For more information, please contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Non-members interested in discovering more about the CIEP are invited to join us at a CIEP discovery meeting.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Forthcoming meetings

 

Wednesday 18 May

1pm Glasgow local group – Zoom meeting, 1pm–3pm.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or tweet @CIEPGlasgow. For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link (to be posted nearer the time) please see the Glasgow local group forum.

Wednesday 18 May

4pm Norfolk (East) local group and Norfolk (West/Central) local group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss a topic (to be confirmed).

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Norfolk (East) local group forum.

Thursday 19 May

10.30am East Midlands local group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

Our topic for this meeting will be ‘Punctuation’.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the East Midlands local group forum.

Thursday 19 May

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Friday 20 May

12 noon Herts/Essex local group – In-person meeting, 12 noon–2pm at the Coach and Horses, Thorley, Bishops Stortford, CM23 4AS.

There won’t be a topic – the meeting will just be a long-awaited catch-up and chat!

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or respond in the Herts/Essex local group forum.

Monday 23 May

South Warwickshire/Coventry local group – evening in-person meeting in Leamington Spa, venue and times to be confirmed.

This will be a general catch-up meeting with no specific agenda – we look forward to seeing many of you for the first time since 2020! We will post the time and venue details on the local group forum as soon as we can and will email the group a couple of weeks beforehand for confirmation of attendance. If you have any questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 25 May

10am Fiction special interest group – Zoom meeting, 10am–12 noon.

This will be an opportunity for any members interested in Fiction editing to come together online for friendly discussions, sharing their experiences and asking questions. The topics for this session, instructions for joining the Zoom meeting, and the necessary link, will be posted on the Fiction forum.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 25 May

10.30am Bristol/Bath local group – Morning meeting at a café/restaurant in central Bath – venue to be confirmed on the Bristol/Bath local group forum.

This will be an informal get-together.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 25 May

12.30pm Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 12.30pm–2pm.

Our meeting will feature a presentation by Alison Shakspeare on ‘How to Work with Self-Publishers’.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Wednesday 25 May

3 pm Three Counties local group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Zoom meeting, 3pm–4.30pm.

If you would like to join the meeting – or think you would like to – please look in the Three Counties local group forum nearer the time for the link and password you’ll need for access, and then please post there to say you’ll be attending. For more information, or to suggest a discussion topic, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 May

7pm EDT Toronto local group – Zoom meeting – 7pm–9pm EDT. (12am–2am BST.)

The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed. As we are meeting via Zoom, all Canadian CIEP members (of which we have a growing number) can join us and it would be marvellous to have as many as possible with us online.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Toronto local group forum.

Thursday 26 May

10.30am West Wales local group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

This meeting will just be a keeping-in-touch catch-up.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the West Wales local group forum.

Thursday 26 May

12.15pm Shropshire/Mid-Wales local group – Meeting at the Orchard Café on Town Walls in Shrewsbury, 12.15–2pm (approx.). This will be our first meeting back at the Orchard, and it will be an informal catch-up over coffee/lunch.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 May

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Thursday 26 May

7.30pm Edinburgh local group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

This will be a general catch-up meeting – we look forward to seeing you there!

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link – and to confirm attendance – please see the Edinburgh local group forum.

Friday 27 May

10.30am West/North Yorkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

We’ll be talking about websites – and specifically what to include when you’re putting one together. What are the pros and cons of showing your rates or prices on your website? What about a headshot? A blog? Personal details about your hobbies and interests? Your terms and conditions?

This isn’t about right or wrong answers. Rather, it’s a chance to share ideas and think about what works best for your business and your (potential) clients.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the West/North Yorkshire local group forum.

Saturday 28 May

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–4am UTC. This group is co-hosted from Australia and Malaysia but caters for those in or adjacent to the Pacific time zones (the East, Far East, Pacific countries and Pacific coasts of the Americas). NB all times given here are UTC – please check carefully how this impacts on the date of the meeting within your time zone.

At this meeting, we will be talking about networking and social media.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Wednesday 1 June

4pm Norfolk (East) local group and Norfolk (West/Central) local group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss a topic (to be confirmed).

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Norfolk (East) local group forum.

Thursday 2 June

*** Spring Bank Holiday ***

Thursday 2 June

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Friday 3 June

*** Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday ***

Wednesday 8 June

12 noon Wessex local group – Zoom meeting, 12 noon–1.30pm.

We’re friendly, we chat, we ask and answer questions, and we support each other. What’s not to like?

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Wessex local group forum during the week before the meeting.

Thursday 9 June

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Friday 10 June

11.30am Herts/Essex local group – Zoom meeting, 11.30am–1pm.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Herts/Essex local group forum.

Tuesday 14 June

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 15 June

4pm Norfolk (East) local group and Norfolk (West/Central) local group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss a topic (to be confirmed).

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Norfolk (East) local group forum.

Thursday 16 June

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Thursday 23 June

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Thursday 23 June

6pm Bristol/Bath local group – Early evening meeting at a café/bar in central Bristol – venue to be confirmed on the Bristol/Bath local group forum.

This will be an informal get-together.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 27 June

10.30am Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

Steve Folland of Being Freelance will be talking about the best freelance lessons to help make a success of your freelance status.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Tuesday 28 June

6pm Fiction special interest group – Zoom meeting, 6pm–8pm.

This will be an opportunity for any members interested in Fiction editing to come together online for friendly discussions, sharing their experiences and asking questions. The topics for this session, instructions for joining the Zoom meeting, and the necessary link, will be posted on the Fiction forum.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 29 June

4pm Norfolk (East) local group and Norfolk (West/Central) local group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss a topic (to be confirmed).

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Norfolk (East) local group forum.

Thursday 30 June

4pm BST Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK.

Full details of how to participate in this Cloud Club meeting can be found here.

Monday 11 July

7.30pm Manchester local group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Manchester local group forum.

Tuesday 12 July

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 18 July

10am South Warwickshire/Coventry local group – Zoom meeting, 10am–11.30am.

This will be a general catch-up meeting – we look forward to seeing you there! For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the South Warwickshire/Coventry local group forum.

Tuesday 19 July

2pm Bristol/Bath local group – Zoom meeting, 2pm–3.30pm.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Bristol/Bath local group forum.

Tuesday 26 July

12 noon Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 12 noon–1.30pm.

Topic to be confirmed.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Tuesday 16 August

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 1 September

10.30am Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

Coffee and questions – an informal chat about anything editorial, focusing on a particular topic which we’ll circulate the week before.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Friday 2 September

1.30pm Herts/Essex local group – Zoom meeting, 1.30pm–3pm.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Herts/Essex local group forum.

Wednesday 14 September

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 19 September

South Warwickshire/Coventry local group – evening in-person meeting in Leamington Spa, venue and times to be confirmed.

This will be a general catch-up meeting – we look forward to seeing you there! We will post the time and venue details on the local group forum as soon as we can and will email the group a couple of weeks beforehand for confirmation of attendance. If you have any questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 26 September

1pm Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 1pm–2.30pm.

Topic to be confirmed.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Monday 10 October

7.30pm Manchester local group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Manchester local group forum.

Tuesday 11 October

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 19 October

10.30am Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

Coffee and questions – an informal chat about anything editorial, focusing on a particular topic which we’ll circulate the week before.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Friday 4 November

11.30am Herts/Essex local group – Zoom meeting, 11.30am–1pm.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Herts/Essex local group forum.

Tuesday 8 November

12.30pm Berkshire local group – Zoom meeting, 12.30pm–2pm.

Topic to be confirmed.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Berkshire local group forum.

Tuesday 15 November

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 21 November

10am South Warwickshire/Coventry local group – Zoom meeting, 10am–11.30am.

This will be a general catch-up meeting – we look forward to seeing you there! For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the South Warwickshire/Coventry local group forum.

Friday 2 December

1.30pm Herts/Essex local group – Zoom meeting, 1.30pm–3pm.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Herts/Essex local group forum.

Tuesday 13 December

4pm CIEP Legal Editing special interest group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5.30pm.

To join us, please visit the Legal forum (or join it, if you’re a legal editor or aspiring legal editor and you’ve not yet done so!) to access the Zoom link and password in due course, and please do post to let us know that you plan to attend. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

2023

Monday 9 January

7.30pm Manchester local group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Manchester local group forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Club (East) meetings – co-hosted from Malaysia and Australia

Cloud Club (East) is generally attended by members from Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore etc.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club (East) meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page.

Those who would like to attend Cloud Club (East) meetings will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum, looking out specifically for the CCEast post, to access the necessary link. They are also encouraged to let Shing Yee Lee know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email). For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cloud Club (West) meetings – hosted from Canada

Cloud Club (West) is generally attended by members from the UK, Europe, South Africa, North America and South America etc.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club (West) meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page.

Those who would like to attend Cloud Club (West) meetings will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link and are also encouraged to let Janet MacMillan know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email). For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).