Joining the SfEP

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Join us

Discover your professional community and fulfil your potential as an editor or proofreader.

We are a non-profit association run by and for our members. We promote editorial excellence by supporting practitioners with training, networking and professional recognition.

Who joins the SfEP?

  • Freelance editors, proofreaders and other editorial professionals.
  • Editorial and communications staff working for publishers, businesses and other organisations.
  • Publishing students and graduates.
  • People looking for a career change or thinking of joining the profession, in-house or on a freelance basis.
  • Members of partner organisations, such as publishing-related bodies and other national editing societies.
  • Organisations who use editorial professionals and share our aim of upholding editorial excellence (who join as Corporate Subscribers).
People from a variety of professional backgrounds join the SfEP

Why join the SfEP?

  • Share know-how and get advice in our local, national and international networking groups, lively online forums and vibrant social media spaces.
  • Boost your practice and credibility with professional training.
  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience with progressive membership grades, from Entry Level to Advanced Professional.
  • Get advice on finding work, and promote your business through our networks and Directory.
  • Keep up to date with industry standards and CPD.
  • Access free member-only support, discounts and resources, plus member rates for training and publications.

I feel certain that I would not have been able to develop my skills as effectively or find work so regularly had I not been a member, and I'd urge anyone working as a proofreader or editor to join.

Ian Howe

Find out why some of our members value the SfEP

Read about how Sophie built a successful freelance editing business after working in-house.

Read about Martin’s experience of building up his editorial skills and know-how with SfEP training and the support of our forums.