The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

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Looking for an editor or proofreader?

The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for around 600 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.

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Training in editing and proofreading

Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.

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Membership

The SfEP is a membership organisation for editors and proofreaders. Find out more about our structure, benefits of membership and how you can join us.

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SfEP community

Find out about the activities and resources that help make the SfEP what it is – a welcoming, supportive network of editorial professionals.

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Medical editing course

Want to specialise in medical editing?

Learn how to edit a typical medical book or journal article with our new course.

Skill up on styles and references and find out how to tackle common issues.

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Mentoring in fiction editing

One-to-one training in fiction? Now it's a fact, for SfEP members at all levels.

Whether you are a professional member wanting to extend your skills and judgement in fiction editing, or an improver wanting to practise what you've learnt in the Introduction to Fiction Editing course, you can work with your own experienced mentor in fiction editing and proofreading.

Could this be part of your story?

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Find out about editing and proofreading

Find the answers to common questions about editing and proofreading.

What is copy-editing? What is proofreading? See all FAQs

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See our range of guides

Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.

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