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This table compares the various grades of membership for individuals in the SfEP. For information about joining as an organisation, see Corporate Subscribers.

Membership features Friend Entry Level Intermediate Professional Advanced Retired
Attendance at local group meetings
Receive digital copies of Editing Matters
Access to Members' area of SfEP website  
Access to SfEP forums  
SfEP announcements that do not advertise work  
Discounts on editorial software and software training  
Free or discounted attendance at the London Book Fair  
Discounts on books, products, services and subscriptions  
Discounted entry in the Freelancers in the UK register    
Members' discount on ALPSP training courses and seminars    
Members' discount on Certitec Adobe training courses and Social Media training courses  
Discount on SfEP conference fees    
Eligibility for SfEP mentoring scheme    
Discount on professional indemnity insurance negotiated for SfEP members    
Discounts on reference documents    
Members' discount on PTC training courses    
Members' discount on SfEP training courses    
Members' discount on Online Content Training courses    
£20 discount voucher for one SfEP training course        
Fortnightly renewable entry in IM Available          
Use of a dedicated SfEP logo on advertising material and stationery    
Entry in the Directory of Editorial Services        
Receipt of targeted job announcements        
Vote on all motions at the Annual General Meeting        
Free legal helpline      
Enhanced visibility in Directory of Editorial Services          
@sfep.net email address for life          
Membership features Friend Entry Level Intermediate Professional Advanced Retired

SfEP forums is our online discussion group and is available exclusively to members of the SfEP.

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The SfEP conference is held in September every year. The conference provides a range of interesting, relevant and stimulating workshops and seminars, as well as plenty of opportunities for networking with other members and with the Society's Corporate Subscribers.

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SfEPAnnounce is a service for passing information or sending targeted advertisements to members of the SfEP.

SfEP members receive discounts on the BSI laminated summary of editors' marks, SfEP Guides and any book for which SfEP has negotiated a discount from its publisher.

Discounts on books, products, services and subscriptions

SfEP members receive discounts on the fees for distance-learning or classroom courses offered by the Publishing Training Centre.

PTC training discount

Dorothy Mitchell Smith Memorial Fund

Dorothy was the SfEP training administrator for courses in Scotland and the north of England. A gifted tutor with high standards, she was generous with her time, knowledge and guidance. This fund helps beginners all over the country to fund their training.

All new Entry-Level and Intermediate Members are given one dated voucher – worth £20 – to be used within the first year of their Society membership. An Entry-Level Member who upgrades to Intermediate Membership will be given one voucher on joining and a second on upgrading. The voucher(s) can be set against the cost of one SfEP training course.

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SfEPAnnounce is a service for passing information or sending targeted advertisements to members of the SfEP.

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Early each year, a SfEPAnnounce is sent to all members, explaining how to obtain this.

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