Editing Matters

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The SfEP's digital magazine, Editing Matters, is published bi-monthly for those who work with words for publication, whether that is in traditional printed form or on the internet, or are simply interested in learning about the world of editing and proofreading. It's available free to all SfEP members and on subscription (or as a single issue) to non-members.

The magazine for editors and proofreaders

Editing Matters covers topics such as:

  • developments in publishing
  • new media and web editing
  • the finer points of grammar and editorial practice
  • business advice for freelancers and small businesses
  • our members and their achievements
  • new developments in software
  • training and professional development

Members can download the latest edition of Editing Matters or view the Editing Matters archive to access all previous issues of the magazine. The Editing Matters index has a comprehensive list of topics covered to date.

Buying and subscribing to Editing Matters via PDF

Single PDF issue: £5.00

One year's PDF subscription (six issues): £25.00

Send your name, email address, issue date (if buying a single PDF copy) and a cheque (made payable to 'SfEP') to:

Society for Editors and Proofreaders
Apsley House
176 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 2SH

Contributing to Editing Matters

The magazine editor welcomes articles and letters from members on:

  • the day-to-day work that members do
  • unusual projects
  • editorial standards
  • the influence of new technology on the profession
  • finer points of editorial practice

The views of Corporate Subscribers are especially welcomed.

Requests to reproduce articles

The copyright of all articles published in Editing Matters remains with the authors, to whom requests to reproduce them should be directed. Acknowledgement should also be made to 'Editing Matters: The magazine for editors and proofreaders'.


Details of advertising in Editing Matters can be found on the rate card (337KB PDF). For further information, contact the magazine editor.

Thirtieth anniversary edition

Editing Still Matters

Cover of Editing Still Matters

Published to mark our 30th anniversary in 2018, Editing Still Matters is a compilation of articles from the Society’s newsletters and magazines, one from each of the 30 years since our formation in 1988. Some of the issues editors and proofreaders face are timeless, and we can call on the wisdom and knowhow of our predecessors. Other articles reveal how far our profession and the English language have moved on. Not least it provides a fascinating glimpse into the history and development of the Society.

The PDF version is FREE for SfEP members to download. You will need to log into the members’ area.

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