Chartered status awarded to body for proofreaders and editors
2 March 2020
The Chartered Institute of Editing and
Proofreading (CIEP) has been awarded
chartered status by Her Majesty the Queen.
The CIEP was formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders,
which was established in 1988, and was awarded a Royal Charter in
recognition of its commitment to excellent standards and training
in editing and proofreading. The relaunch took place on Sunday 1
The new Institute aims to ensure that the public has access to a
reliable source of professional editors and proofreaders, and to
provide editors and proofreaders with professional training and
ongoing support to carry out their jobs well.
A regulated membership body, the CIEP has over 3,000 members in
the UK and beyond, and a free directory to search for reliable
"The CIEP will be even more ambitious in its pursuit of high
standards of editing knowledge and professional practice," says
Hugh Jackson, professional standards director for
the CIEP. "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."
"This is a great achievement for the Institute and its members,
who work tirelessly to provide professional editing services. We
look forward to welcoming new members who would like to join us in
2020 as we enter an exciting new era," adds Sue
Browning, the CIEP's membership director."
Jane Moody, training director, said: "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."
For more information, see the CIEP website.