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 by logging into the members' area.

When the SfEP became the CIEP in 2020 we launched a new e-newsletter for members, The Edit. Non-members may wish to subscribe to our free e-newsletter, Editorial Excellence.

The SfEP magazine for editors and proofreaders

Editing Matters covered 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.

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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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'.