You must have undertaken some professional training in proofreading and/or copy-editing (the core skills).

  • This training might have been as an employee (in-house) or with an external training provider (or a mixture).
  • Training could be formal or informal (informal training will attract fewer points).
  • You need 6 points for training to upgrade to IM.


All training submitted must be fully completed. No post-dating of courses will be accepted. If you have not yet finished a course, please do not submit your application until you have completed it and have a certificate.

In-house training

If you work or have worked as an employee for a company, please supply details of any training you have received from that company.

Independent training

There are many external providers of editorial training, which vary enormously in terms of the range and depth of training they provide. The Admissions Panel rates courses according to a points system.

Relevant training courses

Some examples of popular courses can be seen in our Training Course Examples document, which is available in the members’ area of the website.

See our page on relevant training courses.