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About the   local group

The coordinator of the   local group is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Edinburgh local group meets monthly on a Thursday evening or a Tuesday afternoon, with a break during the summer. All members and Friends of the SfEP, as well as non-members thinking about joining, are welcome to come along.

Meetings are usually held at the Cumberland Bar in Edinburgh’s New Town. Each meeting has a main topic for discussion such as managing finances, editing theses and dissertations, setting fees and using macros. Tuesday meetings usually begin at 1.30pm with lunch available from 12.30pm, and Thursday meetings begin at 7.30pm with time at the end for everyone to mingle and chat over a drink. We are a sociable and welcoming bunch and we also enjoy getting together for our annual Christmas lunch and New Year dinner.

While meetings are a great way to get to know other members of our local editing community, not everyone can make it along on a regular basis and the Edinburgh group forum is also a useful platform for raising editorial questions and sharing views. We welcome input from everyone, whether at meetings or through the local forum, on the group’s future development, topics for discussion, visits and social gatherings, etc.

Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for further information on the Edinburgh group.

Additional reading

A detailed introduction to the   local group, including the many benefits to be gained from being a part of an SfEP local group, can be found on the SfEP blog.

Edinburgh Castle

May 2015 – Edinburgh Castle. © 2015 Lesley Ellen

Edinburgh Castle

December 2017 – Christmas lunch at the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh. © 2017 Linsay MacLean

Edinburgh Castle

December 2017 – Christmas lunch at the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh. © 2017 Lesley Ellen


Details of upcoming   meetings can be found in the Calendar of events.