Upgrading to Intermediate Membership

Page owner: Professional development director

Key requirements


How long have you been working in copy-editing and/or proofreading?

  • You may not be ready to upgrade immediately after training; it usually takes around 18 months to 2 years of practice before competence is achieved.

Who should apply?

  • Intermediate Membership (IM) is suitable for those with some experience in copy-editing or proofreading who are working towards Professional Membership.

Are you a non-member wishing to join as an Intermediate Member?

  • You must submit the evidence to support your application within one month of joining.
  • If we do not receive your upgrade form within that time, we will enrol you as an Entry-Level Member (ELM).
  • You can also upgrade at any time if you join as an ELM.

Please read all the information on these pages before submitting your application.

A lack of information will cause delay and may result in rejection of your application.