Local groups: Calendar of events

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SfEP members are welcome at all local group events. Those who don't already belong to the Society are welcome to attend up to three local group meetings before deciding whether to join.

What the groups do varies. Most meet regularly, providing opportunities for passing on knowledge and networking. In addition, they may visit local printers and other relevant venues, have speakers at their meetings and organise training.

Note: Members of the SfEP and the Society of Indexers (SI) are now able (and encouraged) to attend each other’s local group meetings. These meetings offer the chance to network, discuss common topics and to gain an insight into the issues faced by the other society. The SI has several local groups of varying sizes who meet for informal lunches, more structured workshops and excursions to local sites. For more information on the SI’s local groups, please see the SI website or contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 14 June

6.30 p.m. London Group – Meeting 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m., followed by dinner. Please arrive by 6.15 p.m. so that we start at 6.30 p.m. sharp. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 19 June

12.30 p.m. Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group – Meeting at the Orchard Café on Town Walls in Shrewsbury (venue to be confirmed). This will be another informal lunchtime meetup for general chat, and all SfEP members and interested newcomers are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 20 June

10.00 a.m. West/North Yorkshire Group – Morning coffee at Café into the Opera, Salts Mill. This is the smaller café on the third floor of the mill.

Editor and SfEP local group member Julia Slone-Murphy will give us a short talk entitled ‘The life-changing magic of public speaking’. Julia decided to train in public speaking after being asked to give a talk and realising she was petrified at the prospect. She’s found that as well as helping her to overcome her fears, the training has increased her confidence in all sorts of other ways, including in her writing and editing and in her interactions with clients. This is sure to be an interesting theme for discussion, both for those who love public speaking and for anyone who would run a mile to avoid it!

All SfEP members and interested non-members are welcome to attend. For further details, and to confirm your attendance by Saturday 16 June, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 20 June

7.00 p.m. Bristol/Bath Group – Meeting at Toto’s wine bar, Redcliff Street, Bristol. If the weather’s good, we'll be on the terrace overlooking the river. If it’s wet, we’ll be in the downstairs bar area! All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 June

10.30 a.m. East Midlands Group – Meeting at Cafe Sobar in Nottingham (22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 2DQ). We'll be talking about pricing, with a general discussion and chat over coffee and cake.

We welcome SfEP/SI members and those considering joining the SfEP. For further details, and to let us know you plan to attend, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 June

7.00 p.m. Edinburgh Group – Our ‘end-of-term’ meal out. Meeting at The Kenilworth bar, Rose Street, Edinburgh. As always, all SfEP members and interested non-members are welcome to attend. For further details, or to book a place, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 22 June

11.00 a.m. Cambridge Group – Meeting in the Book Room Bar at The Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT. (The bar is on the left at the top of the escalator.) Topic to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 22 June

Glasgow Group – Training event at the Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow. The topic will be ‘Efficient Editing’. NB: The event is fully booked unless a last-minute cancellation makes a space available. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 25 June

12.30 p.m. West Wales Group – Meeting at Café Rio, Quay Street, Haverfordwest. New members and SfEP visitors to Pembrokeshire are welcome! For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 28 June

12.30 p.m. Cumbria/Borders Group – Meeting at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle. We'll be meeting in the library at 12.30 p.m. for lunch, followed by an informal discussion on house styles and style sheets, or indeed anything else that comes up, aiming to finish by 2.30 or 3.00 p.m. For further details, and to confirm attendance by Friday 22 June, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ July

Devon Group – Meeting – date, time and venue to be confirmed. All SfEP members and those interested in editing are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 3 July

12.30 p.m. West Surrey/North Hants Group – Meeting at Heron on the Lake in Fleet. This will be an informal meeting and all are welcome. Please let us know about a week before the meeting if you’re hoping to come. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 3 July

6.30 p.m. London Group – Meeting 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m., followed by dinner. Please arrive by 6.15 p.m. so that we start at 6.30 p.m. sharp. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 9 July

12.00 noon Toronto Group – Topic to be confirmed. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 9 July

7.30 p.m. Manchester Group – Meeting in the boardroom, on the second floor at Rain Bar, Great Bridgewater Street, near Oxford Road station in Manchester – topic to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Newcomers: please be sure to contact Lisa, so you can be added to the email list, just in case there’s a change of date, time or venue.

Tuesday 10 July

2.00 p.m. Liverpool Group – Meeting at The Pen Factory on Hope Street 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. It’s downstairs next to the Everyman Theatre, about a ten-minute walk from Central Station. Our topic will be ‘Is it a good idea to specialise?’ This leads on well from our recent discussions of various target markets. If we have time, we will also cover ‘What I learned from my last editing job’.

We're a friendly and informal group that nonetheless covers a fair amount of useful professional information at each session, and any SfEP members/prospective members within reach of Liverpool city centre are very welcome to join us! If you are thinking of attending our group for the first time, or for further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 11 July

10.30 a.m. Sussex Group – Meeting upstairs at Koba, Western Road, Brighton (venue to be confirmed). Interested newcomers are always welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 12 July

West Anglia Group – Our bonus summer jolly at Anglesey Abbey. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 13 July

SfEP South West Regional Mini-conference – Bristol. This is mainly for SfEP members based in South West England and South Wales, aimed principally at the Bristol/Bath, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Devon, Mid-Somerset, South Wales/Cardiff and Three Counties local groups. However, other SfEP members and non-members are also welcome. Note: the final closing date for bookings and payment is 11 June. For further details, see the mini-conferences page.

Saturday 14 July

Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Some of us are planning to attend the BEACONLIT 2018 Festival of Books and Writing at Brookmead School, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 16 July

12.00 noon York Group – Meeting at Jacob’s Well, the parish rooms of Holy Trinity, Micklegate, in Trinity Lane, York, 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. The theme will be ‘PDF mark ups’. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 16 July

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting – from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Heathfield Centre, Heathfield Student Community Home, Norwich NR3 1TT for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by a discussion/workshop (topic to be confirmed). For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 16 July

7.00 p.m. South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Venue (in Leamington Spa) to be confirmed. We meet from 6.30 p.m. onwards in a bar and then move to our table at 7.00 p.m. This is an informal group where ‘newbies’ and ‘old hands’ get together to chat about anything and everything, sometimes related to editing and proofreading, sometimes not. Please let us know about a week in advance of each meeting if you’ll be attending, and we’ll confirm the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 17 July

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting at the White Lion, in Houghton Regis, Dunstable. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 17 July

7.30 p.m. North West England Group – Meeting at The Windmill, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HW. Apart from the usual general discussion, including advice for newbie proofreaders, we will be talking about editing recipes. We usually break for something to eat around 8.00 p.m., and the meeting finishes around 9.30 p.m.

If you need a lift from the station, please get in touch as there's usually someone who can help out. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 19 July

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 20 July

12.30 p.m. Herts/Essex Group – Meeting at the Angela Reed café in Saffron Walden. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 21 July

11.00 a.m. North/East Scotland Group – Meeting upstairs in the Arthurstone Terrace Library building, Dundee (5 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6RT) for a discussion (topic to be confirmed) and an informal chat. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 July

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 1 August

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 2 August

West Anglia Group – Our summer jolly at Wimpole Hall. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 23 August

6.30 p.m. Toronto Group – Topic to be confirmed. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ September

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting – from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Heathfield Centre, Heathfield Student Community Home, Norwich NR3 1TT for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by an informal discussion including feedback on the SfEP conference. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ September

West Anglia Group – Meeting – date and venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 17 September

7.00 p.m. South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Venue (in Leamington Spa) to be confirmed. We meet from 6.30 p.m. onwards in a bar and then move to our table at 7.00 p.m. This is an informal group where ‘newbies’ and ‘old hands’ get together to chat about anything and everything, sometimes related to editing and proofreading, sometimes not. Please let us know about a week in advance of each meeting if you’ll be attending, and we’ll confirm the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 19 September

10.30 a.m. Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon – topic to be confirmed. SfEP members as well as those new to editing and proofreading are very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 19 September

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Luton – venue to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 20 September

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 20 September

Edinburgh Group – Time and venue to be confirmed. As always, all SfEP members and interested non-members are welcome to attend. For further details, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 27 September

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 3 October

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 5 October

12.30 p.m. Herts/Essex Group – Meeting at the Coach & Horses in Bishop’s Stortford. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 11 October

West Anglia Group – Meeting – venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 17 October

6.30 p.m. Toronto Group – The topic will be ‘The SfEP conference – a recap by those who attended’. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 7 November

9.30 a.m. Toronto Group – The topic will be ‘Something for everyone’. Our meetings are held in an easily accessible location in the Annex area of Toronto, and start with a light bring-and-share/potluck meal.

All SfEP members in Toronto and its environs are invited, as are any other editorial professionals in the area who have a serious interest in joining SfEP. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 12 November

7.00 p.m. South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Venue (in Leamington Spa) to be confirmed. We meet from 6.30 p.m. onwards in a bar and then move to our table at 7.00 p.m. This is an informal group where ‘newbies’ and ‘old hands’ get together to chat about anything and everything, sometimes related to editing and proofreading, sometimes not. Please let us know about a week in advance of each meeting if you’ll be attending, and we’ll confirm the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 20 November

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Milton Keynes – venue to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 22 November

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 22 November

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 27 November

Northern Ireland Group – Christmas lunch – time, date and venue to be confirmed. SfEP members as well as those new to editing and proofreading are very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 5 December

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 7 December

Herts/Essex Group – Christmas meeting – time and venue to be confirmed. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

2019

Thursday 17 January

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 14 March

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).