Editing Matters

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The e-magazine Editing Matters was published bimonthly by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders until February 2020. It covered topics of interest to editorial professionals working with words, whether in printed form or for digital publication, and those simply interested in learning about the world of editing and proofreading. All back copies are available free to CIEP members. Single issues are available for anyone to buy. The magazine format will be replaced by separate articles and resources published regularly by the CIEP, some for members only and others available for anyone to read.

The magazine for editors and proofreaders

Editing Matters covers topics such as:

  • developments in publishing
  • new media and web editing
  • the finer points of grammar and editorial practice
  • business advice for freelancers and small businesses
  • our members and their achievements
  • new developments in software
  • training and professional development

Members can download the latest edition of Editing Matters or view the Editing Matters archive to access all previous issues of the magazine. The Editing Matters index has a comprehensive list of topics covered to date.

Writing for the CIEP

The information editors welcome article proposals from anyone on:

  • the day-to-day work that editorial professionals do
  • unusual projects
  • editorial standards
  • the influence of new technology on the profession
  • finer points of the English language and editorial practice

Buying back copies of Editing Matters

Single PDF issue: £5.00

Send your name, email address, issue date(s) and a cheque (made payable to 'CIEP') to:

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Apsley House
176 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 2SH

Requests to reproduce articles

The copyright of all articles published in Editing Matters remains with the authors, to whom requests to reproduce them should be directed. Acknowledgement should also be made to 'Editing Matters: The magazine for editors and proofreaders'.

Thirtieth anniversary edition

Editing Still Matters

Cover of Editing Still Matters

Published to mark our 30th anniversary in 2018, Editing Still Matters is a compilation of articles from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders newsletters and magazines, one from each of the 30 years since our formation in 1988. Some of the issues editors and proofreaders face are timeless, and we can call on the wisdom and knowhow of our predecessors. Other articles reveal how far our profession and the English language have moved on. Not least it provides a fascinating glimpse into the history and development of the Society.

The PDF version is FREE for CIEP members to download. You will need to log into the members’ area.

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