CIEP membership – what this means

CIEP accredited copy editor proofreader UKI am a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). This is a professional UK-based but international organisation for editors and proofreaders that promotes excellence in English language editing (formerly called the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)). I am proud to be a member of this organisation and have an obligation to abide by its code of practice:

The CIEP’s Professional Practice Code: Ensuring Editorial Excellence sets out the standards of professional conduct that CIEP members must meet. It aims to help members to maintain these standards and to have good professional relationships with clients (and with their employers if they work in-house). It emphasises that it is essential to have good communication between CIEP members and their clients, as well as clear briefing and agreement of terms.

The Code includes guidance on elements such as professional behaviour; standards for proofreading, editing and project management; and information on web editing, electronic file handling, email etiquette, confidentiality and computer security.

Since the summer of 2016, I have been co-running the South Warwickshire and Coventry local CIEP group.