Professional recognition

If you can provide evidence of professional recognition by one of the editorial bodies listed below, you will be awarded Professional Membership without the need to provide any other evidence to the Panel. The qualifications we recognise for this purpose are:

  • Board of Editors in the Life Sciences/Editors’ Association of Canada certification
  • accredited editor (AE) or distinguished editor (DE) status awarded by the Institute of Professional Editors, Australia
  • South African Translators’ Institute accreditation in language editing.

Note that these are the only qualifications that apply for this purpose.


If you hold one of the above qualifications, you do not need to complete the application form or pay an upgrade fee.

Simply scan your certificate and email it to the Upgrades Coordinator.

If you don't hold one of these qualifications, please click the button below to continue.