Queen awards Society for Editors & Proofreaders chartered status

Queen awards Society for Editors & Proofreaders chartered status

The Society for Editors & Proofreaders is being rebranded after it was awarded chartered status by the Queen.

From 1st March, the 3,000-member organisation will be named the Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading (CIEP). Set up in 1988, it was given the new status in recognition of its commitment to excellent standards and training in editing and proofreading.

The body has a free directory to search for reliable editorial professionals, also providing editors and proofreaders with professional training and support.

Professional standards director Hugh Jackson said: "The CIEP will be even more ambitious in its pursuit of high standards of editing knowledge and professional practice. We will continue to help members to develop their skills and provide better services to their clients. Our membership structure – which rewards experience, training and professionalism and is reinforced by a rigorous and expanding testing system – will ensure that our members remain among the best trained, most respected editors in the world."

Jane Moody, training director, added: "Our broad range of training courses cater for complete beginners to experienced professionals, covering the core skills of copyediting and proofreading as well as more specialised areas such as medical editing, references and editorial project management. We are developing a curriculum for editorial professionals to support training, development and raising standards across the profession and will continue to expand the variety and depth of our courses for members and non-members alike."

Pictured: Sabine Citron, chair of the SfEP (CIEP) and Gerard M-Hill, chartership adviser to the SfEP, at the society's annual conference in 2019.