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The SfEP now has a team of Professional and Advanced Professional Members who act as ‘ambassadors’, representing the Society at external events. They are tasked with increasing awareness of what the Society and individual SfEP members can offer potential clients. That means anyone who is producing written text, such as publishers, authors, businesses, academic institutions, government departments or non-profit organisations.

Another purpose of the ambassador scheme is to let editorial professionals know of the many benefits that membership of the SfEP can offer individuals and corporate subscribers, including in-house communications staff, universities and publishing departments, freelance and employed editors, and project managers.

Our ambassadors also promote good editorial practice and share experience, as part of the SfEP’s commitment to upholding editorial excellence.

Would you like a visit from an ambassador?

Here are some examples of events that our ambassadors have recently attended. If you’re interested in one of our ambassadors attending your event, or would like to book a speaker, please contact the SfEP’s external relations director.

Chances for Life

Rosalind Fairclough was an ambassador at the PMLG & CDEG conference organised by CILIP and titled ‘Chances for Life’, which took place in October 2017. The SfEP had an information stand at the event, and Roz gave a presentation on how the SfEP can support librarians to help authors find good editors. Tweets from the day can be found at #CHANCES4LIFE.

What is Publishing?

Also in October Alison Shakspeare presented an interactive session on editing and proofreading at Plymouth University. This was requested by the BA Publishing Department as part of ‘What is Publishing?’, its introductory module for undergraduates. Alison explained how editing and proofreading fit into the publishing process, and how the SfEP can support students throughout their publishing careers, then took students’ questions.