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).

2018

Wednesday 17 January

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.) This will be a general chat and social meeting, perhaps reflecting on the good and bad of 2017 and thinking about our business plans for 2018. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 18 January

10.30 a.m. East Midlands Group – Meeting at Cafe Sobar in Nottingham (22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 2DQ). There is no set topic for discussion so we will just be having a general catch-up 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 18 January

6.30 p.m. London Group – Meeting from 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m., followed by dinner. Our guest speaker will be Rachael Lonsdale, Head of Editorial Development, Production and Design at Yale University Press. Places are limited, so to book and for further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 19 January

10.30 a.m. Toronto Group – Please note change of time and topic. After the rousing success of our November meeting when Paul Beverley attended via Skype to talk with us and teach us about macros, Paul has kindly agreed to do a return visit to take us to the next level as well as help us sort out any problems we've had with macros following the last session. Anyone who wasn't at the November meeting won't be left behind. We will also have a bring and share light lunch.

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).

Friday 19 January

11.00 a.m. Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford 11.00–12.30. We will discuss feedback from our November ‘Macros’ meeting and potential topics for this year. For further details, 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).

Tuesday 23 January

7.30 p.m. North West England Group – Meeting at The Windmill, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HW. We usually have something to eat around 8.00 p.m., and the meeting finishes around 9.30 p.m. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 25 January

12.00 noon. Devon Group – Meeting in the downstairs cellar at The City Gate, 1 Iron Bridge, Exeter EX4 3RB – 12.00–2.00 – please note change of venue. The topic will be referencing, including a brief outline of the SfEP’s Referencing course. 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).

Thursday 25 January

12.00 noon. Mid-Somerset Group – Our now-annual ‘post-Christmas pick-me-up lunch’ at Bocabar, Red Brick Building, Glastonbury BA6 9FT. All are welcome, but the venue needs numbers confirmed a week before, so to book and for further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Thursday 18 January at the latest.

Thursday 25 January

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 26 January

Edinburgh Group – New Year dinner – at Spoon, 6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. For further details and to register an interest in attending, preferably by 12 January, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 27 January

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 around more advanced use of PerfectIt, followed by informal chat and a pot-luck lunch. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 30 January

12.00 noon Herts/Essex Group – Meeting at the Coach & Horses in Bishop’s Stortford – 12.00–2.00 p.m. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ February

Kent Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ February

West Surrey/North Hants Group – Meeting at Lightwater Library, with a CPD session on marking up PDFs. Date and time to be confirmed. 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).

______ February

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

Thursday 1 February

12.00 noon Cumbria/Borders Group – Meeting at Greens Hotel in Gretna, just a couple of minutes away from Junction 45 of the M6. A table has been booked from midday (to eat around 12.30-ish). The topic for an informal discussion will be terms and conditions, and contracts. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 6 February

Berkshire Group – Venue and time to be confirmed. We are a very informal group and everyone is welcome! For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 7 February

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 8 February

York Group – Time and venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 9 February

10.30 a.m. Sussex Group – Venue to be confirmed. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 13 February

10.30 a.m. Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. This will be an informal social meeting with no specific discussion topic, and 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).

Tuesday 13 February

12.00 noon Toronto Group – The topic will be contractual terms, terms and conditions, etc. We will also have a bring and share light lunch.

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).

Thursday 15 February

12.30 p.m. Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group – Meeting at the Orchard Café on Town Walls in Shrewsbury. 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).

______ March

West/North Yorkshire Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. The group meets every three months in Saltaire, near Shipley, West Yorkshire, for a chat on all things editorial. All members are welcome, and non-members can attend up to three meetings. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 5 March

12.00 noon Toronto Group – The topic will be owning your own business, taxation, HST, etc. We will also have a bring and share light lunch.

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 March

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 14 March

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

Friday 16 March

12.00 noon. Sheffield Group – Meeting at the Stag’s Head on Psalter Lane. We are a small, lively and friendly group, and our meetings are informal with discussions about anything which is on people’s minds on the day. We are delighted to welcome new or ‘interested’; members, as they always add a new dimension to the conversations, and whether novice or experienced, we can all still learn from each other. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 22 March

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 29 March

12.00 noon. Devon Group – Meeting in the downstairs cellar at The City Gate, 1 Iron Bridge, Exeter EX4 3RB – 12.00–2.00 – topic and speaker 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).

Wednesday 4 April

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 5 April

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 11 April

12.00 noon Toronto Group – The topic will be marketing (leaning heavily on Louise Harnby's excellent books), niche markets, and getting better (paying) clients. We will also have a bring and share light lunch.

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).

______ May

Devon Group – Meeting in Torbay – 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).

Monday 14 May

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).

Thursday 24 May

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).

Wednesday 6 June

10.30 a.m. Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. This will be an informal social meeting with no specific discussion topic, and 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 6 June

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).

______ 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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).