Calendar of events

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

In light of escalating risks associated with COVID-19 in March 2020, the CIEP Council asked all of its groups to suspend their in-person activities until further notice.

The Council is continuing to assess the risk to its members and believes that this remains a prudent step. The Council is reviewing the situation periodically and will communicate clearly with all members when it is considering lifting the suspension.

In the meantime, CIEP groups are meeting on the CIEP’s paid-for Zoom videoconferencing platform, and the Council has taken several steps to secure that online space and allay concerns about cybersecurity.

CIEP Council, March 2021

The CIEP's 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.

Groups’ activities may vary and they meet at different frequencies … What is common to every CIEP 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 group meetings.
  • Members of the Society of Indexers (SI) are eligible to attend CIEP 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

 

Monday 29 November

10.30am West Wales 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.

Monday 29 November

3.30pm Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group – Zoom meeting, 3.30pm–5.00pm.

This will be an informal meeting to catch up with each other and discuss the results of the recent group consultation.

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 Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group local group forum nearer the time.

Tuesday 30 November

9.30am Fife Group – Zoom meeting, 9.30am–11.00am.

Topic to follow nearer the time.

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 Fife local group forum.

Wednesday 1 December

5.30pm Ely/Fenland Group – Zoom meeting, 5.30pm–7.30pm.

This will be an informal meeting, with no special discussion topic. For further details, including the necessary link, and to confirm attendance or to raise a particular question or topic you’d like to discuss, please see the Ely/Fenland Group local group forum or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 2 December

1pm West Surrey/North Hants Group – Zoom meeting, 1pm–3pm.

For further details, including the necessary link, and to confirm attendance, please see the West Surrey/North Hants Group local group forum or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 2 December

4pm GMT 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 December

1.30pm Herts/Essex Group – Zoom meeting, 1.30pm–2.30pm.

Our topic (as it’s December) will be ‘Looking back at 2021 and looking forward to 2022.’ Have we fulfilled our business plans? Do we have plans for the future?

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 Group local group forum.

Saturday 4 December

6pm London Group – Zoom meeting, 6pm–7.30pm.

This will be our next Editing Coffee meeting, and our Christmas social!

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 nearer the time) please see the London local group forum.

Monday 6 December

10am South Warwickshire/Coventry 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 Group local group forum.

Monday 6 December

7.30pm Manchester Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

This meeting will be our seasonal social.

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 Manchester local group forum.

Tuesday 7 December

10am Fiction Craft Book Club – Zoom meeting, 10am–12 noon.

Members of the Fiction forum will be meeting online. We’ll be discussing The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass.

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 Fiction forum.

Wednesday 8 December

1pm Wessex Group – Zoom meeting, 1pm–2.30pm.

Sharon Murray will be speaking all about LinkedIn and answering our questions. She is the author of The LinkedIn Revolution and will share lots of great ideas. 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 please see the Wessex local group forum during the week before the meeting.

Wednesday 8 December

7.30pm Norfolk (East) Group and Norfolk (West/Central) Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–8.30pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will feature our Christmas Quiz.

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 9 December

10.30am Bristol/Bath Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

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.

Thursday 9 December

3pm Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Zoom meeting, 3pm–4pm.

The topic for our meeting will be confirmed later.

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, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 9 December

4pm GMT 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 13 December

7pm Discovery meeting – via Zoom 7pm–9pm.

Our discovery meetings are for those interested in learning more about CIEP and proofreading/copyediting but who have not yet joined the Institute. This will be a chance to ask questions and learn more about what CIEP can do for prospective members, regardless of previous experience. For further details, instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 14 December

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

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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.

Tuesday 14 December

7.30pm North West England Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

This meeting will feature our Christmas Quiz.

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 North West England local group forum nearer the time.

Wednesday 15 December

10.30am East Midlands Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

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 16 December

11am West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Zoom meeting, 11am–1pm.

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 Midlands/Birmingham local group forum.

Thursday 16 December

4pm GMT 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 16 December

7.30pm South Wales/Cardiff Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

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

Sunday 19 December

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–3.30am UTC (approx.). This group is hosted from New Zealand but caters for those in or adjacent to the Pacific time zones (the East, Far East, Pacific countries and Pacific coasts of the Americas). Please note that all times given here are UTC and that this means you should check carefully how this impacts on the date of the meeting within your time zone. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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

Monday 20 December

2.30pm York Group – Zoom meeting, 2.30pm–4.00pm.

This meeting will feature our Christmas Quiz.

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 York local group forum.

Thursday 23 December

4pm GMT 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 30 December

4pm GMT 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.

 

2022

 

Monday 10 January

12.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 12.30pm–2pm.

Jude and Chris Wharton will be talking about setting up or improving your website and using it to market your services

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 January

7.30pm Manchester Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

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 Manchester local group forum.

Tuesday 11 January

2pm Liverpool Group – Zoom meeting, 2pm–4pm.

We’ll be talking about one or two topics to be decided nearer the time (please check back here for details). We’ll also have a general catch-up and discuss any other points that anyone would like to bring up.

If you’d like to join us, or you want to find out more, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Graham will send out an email invitation about a week before the meeting, and will post instructions for joining it on the Liverpool group forum a few days later.

Thursday 20 January

2pm Discovery meeting – via Zoom 2pm–4pm.

Our discovery meetings are for those interested in learning more about CIEP and proofreading/copyediting but who have not yet joined the Institute. This will be a chance to ask questions and learn more about what CIEP can do for prospective members, regardless of previous experience. For further details, instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 26 January

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).

Tuesday 1 February

10.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30pm–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.

Tuesday 22 February

2pm CIEP Anti-Racism Working Group – Zoom meeting, 2pm–3pm.

Tuesday 22 February

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 23 February

12 noon Berkshire 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.

Thursday 3 March

7pm Discovery meeting – via Zoom 7pm–9pm.

Our discovery meetings are for those interested in learning more about CIEP and proofreading/copyediting but who have not yet joined the Institute. This will be a chance to ask questions and learn more about what CIEP can do for prospective members, regardless of previous experience. For further details, instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 17 March

10.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30pm–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.

Wednesday 30 March

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).

Thursday 7 April

1pm Berkshire 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.

Tuesday 26 April

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).

Tuesday 3 May

10.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30pm–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.

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

12.30pm Berkshire 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.

Monday 27 June

10.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30pm–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.

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).

Tuesday 26 July

12 noon Berkshire 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.

Thursday 1 September

10.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30pm–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.

Monday 26 September

1pm Berkshire 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.

Wednesday 19 October

10.30pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30pm–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.

Tuesday 8 November

12.30pm Berkshire 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Club East meetings – hosted from New Zealand

Cloud Club East is generally attended by members from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong 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 Kathy Swailes 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).