The entry level
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The level at which all members can enter the Society is called 'Entry-Level Membership'. Being an Entry-Level Member is particularly appropriate for those who are starting out as editors or proofreaders.
Entry-Level Members cannot take an entry in the SfEP Directory of Editorial Services, but there are many SfEP benefits that they can take advantage of. In particular, every individual Entry-Level Member receives a £25 voucher to be put towards the cost of SfEP training courses during the first year following their joining.
There is a time limit on membership of this grade: you may remain in it for up to seven years, less any period as an Intermediate Member. In other words this is an overall time limit. This leaflet explains how this works, with examples. If you leave the SfEP and rejoin us later, we'll take the earlier period of membership into account.