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  • sabbaticals Jul 2013, 4–5
  • Saints’ days Sep 1990, 13
  • Sale and Supply of Goods Act Jan 2007, 10
  • ‘sang’/‘sung’ Mar 2012, 6
  • Saramago, José May 1999, 14
  • scales: large/small ambiguity Nov 1995, 7
  • scholarly editing: Scholarly and Substantive Editing (book review) Mar 1995, 9
  • school books: editing Jun 2000, 8–9
  • science: dictionaries of Oct 1993, 9; Nov 2000, 13
  • science fiction: Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction – and Getting Published (book review) Mar 1999, 14
  • scientific editing
    • conference sessions Dec 2000, 3; Nov 2016, 17
    • ethics Jan 2007, 8–9
    • examination in Dec 1993, 10
    • and international authors Apr 1992, 2–6
    • maintaining awareness Jan 1996, 8–10
    • Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (book review) Oct 1993, 9
    • Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for good practice (book review) May 2008, 11
    • problems Jul 2005, 4; 6; Sep 2005, 10; May 2007, 8; Jul 2007, 10–11
    • school books Jun 2000, 8–9
    • Science Editors’ Handbook (book review) Mar 2005, 10
    • Scientific Publishing: From vanity to strategy (book review) Nov 2010, 11
    • Scientific Style and Format: The CBE manual for authors, editors and publishers (6th ed.: book review) Jan 1996, 10–11
    • Scientific Style and Format: The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (book review) Mar 2007, 12
    • styles Nov 2005, 1, 4, 4–5
    • Subtleties of Scientific Style (book review) Sep 2007, 12–13
    • Virtual Words: Language from the edge of science and technology (Keats) Jul 2010, 11
    • Writing for Science Journals: Tips, tricks and a learning plan (book review) Sep 2015, 12
    • see also Board of Editors in the Life Sciences; European Association of Science Editors
  • scientific illustrations Aug 1992, 3–5; Nov 1993, 10–11
  • scientific journals
    • future of: conference supplement Nov 2009. 1, 3
    • workshop on editing: conference supplement Nov 2009. 5
  • scientific writing
    • Association of British Science Writers Nov 2000, 5
    • and Plain English Sep 2011, 5; Nov 2011, 6
    • Punctuation Matters: Advice on punctuation for scientific and technical writing (book review) Jan 2011, 11
    • science in fiction Jul 2011, 3
    • Scientific Publishing: From vanity to strategy (book review) Nov 2010, 11
    • Scientific Style and Format: The CBE manual for authors, editors and publishers (6th ed.: book review) Jan 1996, 10–11
    • Scientific Style and Format: The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (book review) Mar 2007, 12
    • Society for Technical Communication (STC) webinar Sep 2013, 7
    • translation Sep 2011, 5
    • Virtual Words: Language on the edge of science and technology (book review) May 2011, 12
    • Writing Successfully in Science (book review) Jan 2000, 9
  • Scotland
    • All-Scotland SfEP meetings Jul 1996, 7; Apr 1997, 12; Jun 1997, 9–10
    • Directory of Publishing in Scotland 2002 (book review) Jan 2003, 9
    • early printed books May 2010, 1
    • legislation Nov 2009, 4
    • training courses in May 1991, 6–7; Jan 2006, 13
  • Scotland Group: formation of Feb 1989, 1
  • Scottish Parliament Nov 2009, 4
  • Scottish Book Centre May 1992, 10–11
  • Scottish Book Collector (magazine) Jan 2002, 3–4
  • Scottish local groups mini-conferences Sep 2014, 8–9; Jan 2017, 14; Mar 2017, 1; Jul 2017, 6–11
  • Scottish Publishers Association May 1991, 6–7; May 1992, 10
    • see also Publishing Scotland
  • Scottish Publishing and Book Society Sep 1991, 8; Sep 1996, 11
  • screams: spelling the sound of Jan 2013, 3
  • screencasts Mar 2017, 8–9
  • screens (computers) see computers: monitors
  • Scribe Design (typesetters) May 1991, 10–11
  • scripts: editing Nov 2001, 4
  • search engines Jan 1998, 13; Jun 1998, 5; Jul 2009, 8; Sep 2016, 13
  • secretarial help Oct 1990, 3
  • Sector Skills Councils Sep 2004, 6–7
  • self-employment
    • portfolio careers Jul 2006, 3–4
    • setting up a business Dec 1997, 9
  • self-promotion Jul 2015, 11; Sep 2016, 6–7
    • see also marketing
  • self-publishing Nov 2010, 4; Mar 2013, 4–5; Nov 2014, 21–22; Nov 2015, 17–18, 22–23
    • case-studies Sep 2001, 4–5; Jan 2007, 3; Sep 2007, 3–4
    • and freelance editors Jan 2008, 7; May 2008, 6; Mar 2013, 4–5; Sep 2014, 3
    • and print on demand Jul 2007, 10
    • seminar on: conference supplement Nov 2013, 6
    • Small Publishers A–Z: The guide to good publishing (book review) Nov 1997, 12
  • semi-colons Jul 1996, 11; Jun 1999, 9; Nov 2002, 9; July 2009, 7; Jan 2014, 16
  • SENSE (Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors) Jan 1991, 11; Jul 1991, 4; Sep 2006, 10
  • sexist language Nov 1989, 14–15; Mar 1990, 7; Apr 1990, 2; Aug 1992, 3; Jan 1994, 15; Aug 1995, 4–5; May 1996, 7–8; Jan 2000, 1–2; Mar 2003, 7–8; May 2005, 8; Jul 2005, 9–10; Sep 2005, 10; Nov 2007, 16
    • A–Z of Non-Sexist Language (book review) Jan 1996, 11–12
    • Womanwords (book review) Aug 1992, 10
  • sex-related content, editing Sep 2014, 16
  • SfEP 100 Club Jan 1995, 14; Apr 1996, 2; Mar 1997, 6; Mar 1998, 15; Mar 1999, 19–20; Jan 2000, 14
  • SfEP Blog Mar 2014, 12; Jul 2014, 12; Jul 2015, 9; Nov 2015, 9; Jan 2016, 2; Mar 2016, 14
    • UK Blog Awards entry Mar 2017, 3
  • SfEP Booklist May 1989, 3; Feb 1990, 6; Dec 1999, 10; Mar 2000, 12
  • SfEP Bookshop Sep 1989, 7; Jan 1991, 10; Nov 2001, 5
  • SfEP Computing Online (email group) Oct 1996, 1
  • SfEP Directory
    • classification system Oct 1991, 6; Jun 2000, 4–5; 15; Aug 2000, 19; Jan 2001, 2–3
    • clients’ use of May 2009, 4–5
    • composing entries Sep 2006, 5–6
    • distribution list Mar 1994, 1–2; Apr 1996, 10; Jan 1999, 7; Aug 2000, 19
    • editorship Jan 2004, 12; Nov 2004, 5–6
    • format Oct 1991, 6–7
    • importance of Mar 2000, 11; May 2003, 2; Jan 2004, 7–8; Nov 2005, 13; May 2006, 4; Jan 2007, 6; Sep 2011, 11
    • local directories Jun 2000, 15–16
    • marketing May 2012, 12
    • production of May 1990, 1–2; Jul 1990, 7; May 1991, 1–2; Oct 1998, 5; Nov 1998, 5; Dec 1998, 14–16; May 2006, 4
    • revision of Mar 2000, 13–14; Aug 2000, 19–20; Jan 2001, 2–3; Apr 2001, 5–6; Jan 2002, 6–7; Mar 2002, 7; Sep 2016, 8–9
    • subcommittee Mar 1990, 8; Jan 2000, 4; Jan 2001, 2
    • survey of (1993) Jun 1993, 2–3
    • web version Jun 2000, 18; Jul 2000, 10
  • SfEP Editorial (email group) Oct 1996, 1, 8
  • SfEP forums Mar 2013, 9; Nov 2014, 1, 4
    • access May 2015, 10
    • moderation Jan 2014, 6; Jul 2014, 15; Nov 2014, 4
    • see also MarketPlace; SfEPLine
  • SfEP Guides May 2008, 14; Nov 2008, 11; Nov 2009, 11; Sep 2010, 3; Sep 2011, 15; Mar 2012, 14; Jul 2012, 14–15; Sep 2013, 15; Jan 2014, 11; May 2014, 5; Jul 2014, 11; Sep 2014, 13; Nov 2014, 3; Jul 2015, 9; Jan 2017, 3
  • SfEP Information Exchange: purpose of May 2004, 13; Nov 2007, 9
  • SfEP International (group) Mar 2016, 7
  • SfEP Members’ Bookshop Jul 2008, 14
  • SfEPAnnounce (email news list) Jul 2001, 8; Mar 2004, 15; Jul 2017, 3
    • advertising Jan 2006, 13–14
    • Associates Available Mar 2004, 15; May 2004, 13; Sep 2005, 2; 14; Mar 2008, 7; Nov 2008, 12; Sep 2009, 6; Jul 2015, 4
    • IM (Intermediate Members) Available Jul 2015, 4
  • SfEPLine (discussion list)
    • advertising Jan 2006, 13–14
    • archive Mar 2009, 14
    • development of Jul 1999, 4; Jan 2000, 8; Jul 2012, 1; Jan 2013, 1; Jan 2015, 14
    • hostility on Mar 2009, 16; Jul 2009, 9
    • importance of Nov 2006, 12–13; Jul 2009, 9; Sep 2009, 10; May 2010, 2; Nov 2012, 7
    • launch of May 1997, 7
    • mailing list option May 2015, 10
    • mini-essays Mar 2002, 9; May 2002, 6
    • moderation of Jul 2006, 16; Jan 2011, 14
    • obtaining work from Jun 2000, 16–17
    • web browser access May 2015, 10
  • SfEPWiki Sep 2008, 14; Jan 2009, 16; Mar 2009, 14; May 2009, 7, 10; Sep 2009, 13–14; Nov 2009, 13–14; Mar 2010, 16; Jul 2010, 16
    • decomissioned Jul 2016​, 3
  • SGML Mar 1996, 6
    • Concise <SGML> Companion (book review) Sep 1998, 11–12
    • training courses Aug 1994, 12; Mar 1996, 10
  • Shakespeare, William
    • bowdlerisation of Mar 2013
    • editing works of Jul 2001, 6
    • Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (book review) Jul 2016, 13
    • Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (book review) Jul 2015, 12–13
  • ‘shall’/’will’ Jul 2003, 8–9; Nov 2010, 6; May 2014, 4; May 2016, 10–11
  • shareware Jun 1993, 7–8; Nov 2004, 3
  • Shaw, George Bernard May 1990, 4
  • Sheffield Group
    • formation of May 2008, 15
    • meeting reports Nov 2008, 15
  • ships: pronouns for May 2002, 11
  • 'should': use of May 2016, 10–11
  • shorthand Jul 2001, 4
  • SI see Society of Indexers
  • sick leave Jul 1999, 11
  • sickness benefit Mar 1991, 3; Mar 1995, 10
  • ‘significant’: use of May 2007, 8
  • ‘simply’: use of May 2004, 7
  • Singapore, training courses in Sep 2013, 4–5
  • Singha, Lotika Jul 2008, 4
  • Sir John Kederminster Library, Langley Jan 1992, 8
  • skills: diversifying Sep 1996, 6–7; May 1997, 10; Sep 1997, 1; Jul 2000, 9; Sep 2006, 1; 4; Nov 2006, 16; conference supplement Nov 2012, 6
  • Skillset (training council) Jan 2012, 3
  • Skype Club (virtual local group) Sep 2014, 9–10; Jan 2015, 1; Mar 2016, 7
  • slang
    • Dictionary of Contemporary Slang (book review) Sep 2006, 12
    • neologisms Jan 2009, 1, 4; Jan 2014, 15
    • Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (book review) Jan 2006, 11
    • Oxford Dictionary of Slang (book review) Mar 1999, 13–14; May 2010, 11
    • Penguin Slang Thesaurus (book review) Apr 2001, 10
  • Slough Express (newspaper) Feb 1991, 7
  • small businesses
    • business support organizations Jan 2005, 1, 6
    • management of Jan 1998, 10–11; Dec 1999, 8–9; Nov 2016, 15–16
    • Starting Out – Setting up a small business (conference workshop) conference supplement Nov 2012, 2
    • Starting Out: Setting up a small business (SfEP booklet) Nov 2006, 13; May 2007, 11; Nov 2009, 7; Jan 2013, 14 ; Jul 2013, 11; Sep 2013, 12
    • status of Sep 2006, 9–10
    • Which? Way to Drive Your Small Business: How to meet the challenges, and avoid the pitfalls, of developing a small business (book review) May 2002, 10
    • see also microbusinesses
  • small claims court Jul 2002, 5; Nov 2005, 10–11; Jan 2006, 8–9; May 2014, 8–9; Sep 2015, 5
  • smarterwork.com Mar 2000, 5
  • Smith, Eric: profile Dec 1998, 2–3
  • SMS see texting
  • Snow Leopard (operating system) Nov 2009, 10
  • social media Mar 2008, 8; May 2009, 16; Sep 2009, 10; conference supplement Nov 2009, 1, 3; Jan 2011, 16; May 2011, 16; Jul 2011, 8–9; Jul 2012, 8; conference supplement Nov 2012, 5; Nov 2013, 1; Mar 2014, 12; Jul 2014, 12–13; Sep 2014, 6; Nov 2015, 20–21
    • On Message: Precision communication for the digital age (book review) Sep 2013, 12
    • Social Media for Editors (seminar) conference supplement Nov 2013, 6
    • Social Media for Business (workshop) Sep 2012, 13
    • see also Facebook; LinkedIn; Twitter
  • Society of Authors Nov 1998, 8–9
  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders (formerly Society of Freelance Editors and Proofreaders)
    • accounts Nov 1989, 5–6; Jan 1992, 4; Sep 1998, 4–5; Jan 2007, 13
    • administrative office Oct 1996, 2; Dec 1998, 19; Apr 1999, 15; Mar 2002, 15; Nov 2002, 13; Sep 2003, 12–13; May 2009, 8–9; Sep 2011, 12; Mar 2012, 1; May 2012, 13; Mar 2013, 11; Jul 2016, 14
    • administrative officer Aug 1993, 12; Nov 1993, 8; Oct 1996, 2; Dec 1998, 19; Apr 1999, 15; Aug 2000, 2–3
    • Admissions Panel Nov 2013, 4–5
    • advanced membership Nov 2005, 2; Mar 2007, 8; Jan 2011, 8–9; Mar 2011, 7; May 2011, 4; Nov 2011, 5; May 2013, 5; Nov 2013, 4–5
    • advertising Apr 1990, 5; Nov 1990, 3; Apr 1991, 3
    • associates Mar 2002, 2; Nov 2002, 12; Jan 2003, 11; Mar 2004, 15; Nov 2006, 15; Jan 2007, 1; Jan 2011, 8–9
    • benefits co-ordinator Jan 2001, 4; Mar 2016, 14; Jul 2016, 1
    • benefits of membership Mar 2002, 2–3; May 2003, 13, 14; Jul 2003, 6–7; Sep 2003, 15; May 2004, 14; Mar 2009, 11; Jan 2011, 8–9
    • benefits subcommittee May 2002, 14–15; Sep 2002, 13
    • blog see SfEP Blog
    • branding Nov 2013, 14; Mar 2014, 15
    • career-break membership Sep 2015, 1; Sep 2016, 5; Nov 2016, 5
    • chartered status Jul 2016, 4–5; Sep 2016, 7; Jan 2017, 3; Mar 2017, 14
    • code of practice Apr 1990, 5; Oct 1990, 9; Dec 1992, 9; Feb 1993, 4; Jan 1994, 8; Dec 1995, 11; Nov 2003, 15; Jul 2004, 4–5; Sep 2005, 13–14; Jan 2006, 2, 11–12; Jul 2009, 2, 11; Sep 2009, 7; Jan 2010, 8; May 2010, 13; Mar 2014, 14
    • committee meetings’ frequency Jan 2003, 13
    • committee posts Dec 1988, 4; Jan 1999, 1; Mar 2001, 9; Sep 2003, 14; see also directors; council posts
    • community director Jul 2016, 15; Jan 2017, 1
    • company secretary Mar 2012, 14
    • conference director Jan 2017, 1, 12
    • Constitution Nov 1989, 1; Jan 1994, 7–8; Mar 1996, 2; Apr 1996, 2; Mar 2001, 14; May 2001, 14; Mar 2002, 15; Nov 2003, 14; Nov 2016, 4–5
    • continuing professional development (CPD) director Jan 2007, 13
    • corporate membership/associateship Nov 1989, 7; May 1994, 9–10; Apr 1995, 1; Sep 1998, 1; Nov 1998, 5; May 2002, 1–2; Nov 2003, 15; Mar 2004, 15; Jul 2004, 6–7; Jul 2008, 13; Mar 2010, 13; Jan 2011, 10, 14
    • council Jul 2003, 14; Sep 2003, 14; Nov 2003, 15; Jan 2004, 15; Sep 2009, 12; Mar 2014, 4–5
    • council posts Jul 2004, 15; Nov 2007, 12–13; Jul 2012, 3; Jan 2015, 4; Jul 2016, 14–15; see also directors
    • development manager Sep 2012, 13; Jul 2013, 3; Sep 2013, 11
    • directors: tasks and responsibilities Jul 2016, 10, 14–15
    • Disciplinary Committee Jul 2008, 14; Jan 2013, 14
    • email addresses May 2003, 14
    • employed members Mar 2002, 1
    • executive secretary May 2008, 13; Jul 2009, 6; Nov 2010, 13; Mar 2012, 14
    • external relations director Jul 2016, 14; Jan 2017, 1
    • fact sheets Jul 2005, 14
    • finance officer/director Jul 2004, 15; May 2006, 5; Mar 2007, 12; Mar 2012, 14; Mar 2013, 10
    • financial adviser, external Jan 2017, 3
    • five-year plan conference supplement Nov 2008, 1, 10
    • formation of Dec 1988, 1; Nov 1992, 7–8; Jan 2016, 6–7
    • fundraising Sep 1999, 14
    • Futures Group (FG) May 2013, 7; Sep 2013, 13; Sep 2014, 4; Nov 2014, 1
    • general secretary Sep 2002, 13
    • history of Mar 2004, 1–3; Jul 2008, 6–7; conference supplement Nov 2008, 1, 10; Jan 2016, 6–7
    • honorary memberships Nov 2008, 13; Nov 2010, 1, 7; Nov 2011, 1; May 2012, 13
    • inactive members and associates Sep 2010, 13
    • inaugural meetings Dec 1988, 3; Feb 1989, 1; Apr 1989, 2
    • incorporation May 2003, 1; Sep 2003, 14; Nov 2003, 14–15
    • international members Mar 2016, 7
    • marketing Jan 2001, 4; May 2002, 15; Sep 2005, 13; Jan 2010, 3; Mar 2014, 15
    • members’ opinions on Sep 2011, 10–11; Nov 2011, 7; Jan 2012, 10; Mar 2012, 10; May 2014, 11
    • membership database Jul 2009, 13; Mar 2010, 13; May 2010, 12; Jul 2010, 14
    • membership director Jul 2004, 15; Mar 2006, 13; Jul 2016, 8–9
    • membership liaison director Jan 2007, 13
    • membership list Mar 1999, 15; Sep 2002, 13–14
    • membership renewal form Mar 2014, 14
    • membership restructuring subcommittee Jan 2000, 4; Mar 2000, 14; Jun 2000, 17; Jul 2000, 10; Oct 2000, 13; Jan 2001, 4, 6; Jul 2001, 13–14
    • membership secretary May 1991, 11
    • membership structure subcommittee May 2001, 14; Mar 2002, 15; Jan 2003, 2–3
    • membership surveys (2012) Mar 2013, 15; May 2013, 5; (2013) May 2014, 12; (2014) Jan 2015, 3; Mar 2015, 4–5; (2015) Mar 2016, 5; (2016) May 2017, 10–11
    • membership tiers Nov 2001, 1; Mar 2002, 1–2; May 2002, 12; Nov 2006, 15; Jan 2008, 4; Nov 2011, 5; Mar 2012, 10; May 2013, 5; May 2014, 1; Sep 2014, 4; Nov 2014, 1; Jan 2015, 3; Jul 2016, 8–9
    • Membership Working Group (MWG) May 2012, 3; Jul 2012, 14; Sep 2012, 14, 16; Jan 2013, 14, 15; May 2013, 7; Sep 2014, 4
    • merchandise Jan 2006, 14
    • name change proposals Dec 1988, 3; Apr 1989, 5; Jun 1993, 1–2; May 1996, 9–10; Jul 1996, 11–12; Sep 1996, 11–12; Jul 2001, 2; Mar 2002, 1; Jan 2012, 11; Mar 2012, 10
    • non-editor/proofreader members Mar 1997, 1; May 1997, 10–12; Jun 1997, 12–13
    • non-renewal of membership, reasons for Sep 2016, 12
    • office manager May 2006, 5; Jul 2017, 1
    • operations manager Mar 2006, 13; May 2006, 5; Jul 2015, 14–15
    • presidents Mar 2016, 1
    • profile-raising Mar 2009, 7
    • publications Nov 2008, 11; Jul 2014, 11
    • publications director Jan 2007, 13; Jul 2014, 11
    • publications subcommittee May 2003, 13; Mar 2007, 14
    • publicity of Jul 1999, 6; Sep 1999, 6–7; Mar 2002, 2; Nov 2003, 15; May 2009, 13
    • questionnaire on structure and activities (1999) Mar 1999, 1; May 1999, 1, 4–6; 14; Sep 1999, 6–11
    • ‘rapid response team’ Jan 2003, 14
    • recruit-a-colleague scheme Jan 2005, 13–14
    • recruitment director Jul 2004, 15
    • regional development director Jul 2012, 3
    • remuneration of officers Nov 2002, 12; May 2003, 14; May 2005, 14–15
    • retired members Mar 2003, 14; Sep 2003, 14
    • role of Apr 1991, 2–3; Jan 1994, 5–7; Oct 1996, 2–3; Jun 1997, 1; 12–13; Sep 1997, 4–5; Jan 1998, 5–6; Apr 1998, 1–2; Oct 1998, 1; 4–6; Nov 1998, 3–7; Dec 1998, 1–2; 14–17; Jan 1999, 11–17; Apr 1999, 12–13; Mar 2002, 1–2; May 2003, 11; Jul 2003, 11–12
    • Royal Charter see chartered status
    • social media manager Mar 2014, 3; Mar 2014, 12; Jul 2014, 12–13; Jul 2015, 15; May 2016, 11
    • standards director Jul 2016, 14, 15
    • strategic plans Jun 1995, 1; Mar 1996, 1–2; Sep 1999, 8–9; Sep 2004, 13; Sep 2005, 11–12; Sep 2014, 5
    • structure Oct 1998, 5–6; Nov 1998, 6; Sep 1999, 8; Mar 2002, 1–2; Jan 2003, 4–5; May 2003, 1; Sep 2003, 14; Nov 2003, 14–15
    • subscription payment methods Mar 1997, 5; Jan 2012, 13; Mar 2012, 13–14; Jan 2013, 14
    • subscription rates Nov 1989, 6–7; Mar 1999, 15; Nov 2001, 13–15; Nov 2002, 12, 14; Sep 2011, 14; Nov 2011, 1; Nov 2012, 14; Sep 2015, 14
    • tests (for membership upgrading) Nov 2014, 10–11; Nov 2015, 7
    • training course administrator Oct 1995, 4–6
    • training director Jul 2004, 15; Nov 2004, 13; Nov 2005, 14; Nov 2010, 12; Jul 2012, 3, 15; Nov 2012, 15; Jul 2016, 14, 15
    • training subcommittee Feb 1990, 4–5
    • 20th anniversary Mar 2007, 14; Jul 2008, 6–7; Sep 2008, 4, 8
    • upgrading membership May 2013 5; May 2014, 1; Nov 2014, 10–11; Jul 2016, 8–9
    • vice-presidents Nov 2004, 1; Mar 2016, 1
    • volunteers Mar 2002, 5; May 2009, 8–9; May 2016, 11
  • Society of English-Native-Speaking Editors (SENSE) Jan 1991, 11; Jul 1991, 4
  • ‘Society for Extraordinary Patience’ (poem: Probst) Nov 2005, 16
  • Society of Indexers
    • Accreditation and Registration Scheme Jan 2000, 15; May 2016, 3
    • conferences May 1990, 3–4; Apr 2000, 9; Jul 2000, 5; Jan 2001, 6; May 2006, 13; Jan 2007, 14–15; May 2007, 14; May 2009, 14; Jan 2014, 14; May 2016, 3
    • Indexers Available Jan 2001, 6; Mar 2001, 16
    • joint conference (2015) Sep 2014, 5; Jan 2015, 9; Mar 2015, 10–11; May 2015, 4; Jul 2015, 10; Jan 2016, 6, 11
    • library Sep 2006, 14–15
    • links with SfEP Jan 2016, 6–7; May 2016, 14
    • pay rates Mar 2012, 3
    • reciprocal arrangements Nov 1989, 12
    • training Jul 2000, 5; May 2004, 4
    • workshop for editors and proofreaders Sep 2012, 14
    • see also Indexer, The; Wheatley Medal
  • Society for Technical Communication (STC), webinar Sep 2013, 7
  • Society of Women Writers and Journalists Nov 1989, 12
  • Society of Young Publishers Mar 2000, 13; Jul 2010, 14
    • conference Jan 2010, 8–9; Jan 2013, 9
    • discounts for SfEP membership Jan 2012, 13
  • Socrates May 1990, 7
  • software
    • accounting and book-keeping Mar 2014, 8; Nov 2016, 3
    • Adobe Acrobat Oct 1994, 5–6; Jul 2003, 4–5; Mar 2004, 3; conference supplement Nov 2004, 6; conference supplement Nov 2005, 4; Mar 2013, 7
    • Adobe InDesign Mar 2006, 3–4; conference supplement Nov 2009, 6; conference supplement Nov 2012, 3; Sep 2013, 10
    • anti-virus Jan 1994, 12; Apr 1994, 4–7; Nov 2009, 10
    • bugs: fixing of May 2017, 12
    • bundled Oct 1993, 3
    • Calibre (ebook library manager) Jan 2017, 11
    • databases Dec 1993, 7
    • DeskPins Jan 2007, 5
    • desktop publishing Jun 1990, 6; Dec 1993, 7; conference supplement Nov 2005, 7
    • disk compression Jan 1994, 12
    • drawing packages May 2007, 5–6
    • Editorium Toolkit Plus Sep 2002, 10; Jan 2007, 5
    • Editor’s Assistant Feb 1991, 5
    • Expresso Jul 2016, 11
    • Grammarly Jul 2016, 11
    • Hemingway Jul 2016, 11
    • integrated packages Nov 1993, 3–4
    • LaTeX Nov 2009, 6–7; Jan 2010, 12; Mar 2015, 12–13; Nov 2016, 21–22
    • LocoScript Sep 1989, 6; Feb 1990, 6; Jun 1992, 8
    • MathType Jan 2007, 5
    • MegaReplacer Jan 2007, 5
    • Office see Office (Microsoft software)
    • OpenOffice.org ('OOo') Jan 2009, 12
    • open source software Sep 2005, 3
    • Oxford Writer’s Shelf Mar 1992, 8–9
    • PerfectIt May 2010, 10–11; May 2012, 14; conference supplement Nov 2013, 6–7; May 2015, 11; Jul 2016, 11; May 2017, 3, 16
    • public domain Jun 1993, 7–8
    • QuarkXpress Apr 1997, 4–5; Jul 2001, 8
    • ReferenceChecker Jul 2005, 8; Sep 2006, 15; Jan 2007, 5; Mar 2017, 15
    • spreadsheet Dec 1993, 6–7
    • TeX Nov 2000, 5: Sep 2005, 10; Nov 2009, 7
    • TextStat Mar 2010, 8
    • time management Nov 2006, 8, 9–10; Mar 2016, 10–11; May 2016, 12
    • translation: conference supplement Nov 2004, 5
    • utilities Jan 1994, 11–12
    • voice recognition May 2002, 12
    • Word see Word (Microsoft software)
    • word processing Nov 1993, 4; Apr 1994, 1–2
    • WordPerfect Jul 1992, 12
    • XTree utilities programs Apr 1992, 7
  • software development May 2003, 5–6
  • software names Mar 1992, 9–10
  • software reviews
    • Chiron Reference Formatter Oct 2000, 8–9; Nov 2000, 15–16
    • Copernic 2000 Jan 2002, 10
    • EndLink PC Apr 1992, 7–8
    • EndNote PC Apr 1992, 7–8
    • Medictionary: Spell-checker for orescription and OTC medicines in the UK Jun 2000, 9–10
    • Oxford Writer’s Shelf Mar 1992, 8–9
    • Toolkit Plus 8 (Editorium) Sep 2002, 10
  • sole trader status Sep 2006, 9–10
  • solecisms
    • copy-editors’ Jan 2003, 1–2
    • proofreaders’ Jun 1992, 7–8
  • Somerset Group: formation of May 1999, 15; Jan 2015, 1
  • songs: ‘Lament of the Freelance On-screen Copy-editor’ (Bassett): conference supplement Nov 2004, 4
  • South Africa: living and working in Mar 2004, 6; Sep 2010, 8–10; May 2015, 1
  • South African English Mar 2004, 6; Sep 2010, 8–10
  • South Hants Group: formation of Sep 2012, 14
  • South Wales Group
    • formation of Apr 2001, 15; Jul 2013, 12
    • forum Sep 2013, 10
  • South West London and Surrey Group: formation of Jan 1992, 10; Mar 1992, 11; May 1992, 11
  • South West Region Group see West Country Group
  • Southampton Group
    • meeting reports Sep 1999, 19–20; Jul 2007, 15
    • name change Sep 2012, 14
    • visits Jan 2012, 7
    • see also South Hants Group
  • Spanish language
    • Manual de estilo de la lengua española (book review) Jan 2002, 9–10
    • Spanish Quick Reference Dictionary (book review) Jul 1999, 10–11
    • see also UniCo 
  • spas Feb 1993, 12
  • speaking and speechwriting
    • Boost Your Word Power: Improve your vocabulary and write and speak with confidence (book review) Jul 2002, 10
    • as marketing tool Sep 2012, 11
    • Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking (book review) May 2014, 13
    • Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking (book review) Oct 1998, 13–14; Jan 2001, 10
    • UK Speechwriters’ Guild Sep 2010, 14
  • special interest groups
    • establishment of Jul 1993, 8; Dec 1993, 10; Aug 1994, 9; Dec 1995, 9
    • role of Jun 1997, 13; Sep 1997, 14; Sep 1998, 9
    • see also individual groups: Arts and Humanities; Business and Economics; Business, Finance and Economics; Computer Users; Corporate; English Language Teaching; Law; Medicine; Modern Languages; Music; Reference; Technical Writing and Science
  • specialisms
    • expertise in Sep 2007, 1, 4; Nov 2009, 12
    • maintaining awareness Jan 1996, 8–10
  • speechwriting see speaking and speechwriting
  • spell-checkers Dec 1993, 11; Mar 1998, 7; Jun 1998, 16; Dec 1998, 16; Jun 2000, 9–10
    • enhancing Sep 2011, 6–7
    • Oxford Spellchecker and Dictionary (CD-ROM) Nov 2005, 12; May 2008, 10
  • spelling
    • Chambers Super-Mini Spelling (book review) Dec 1998, 12
    • common mistakes Oct 1993, 5; Jul 1998, 5, 9; Mar 2010, 16; Mar 2012, 6; Jul 2012, 6
    • Does Spelling Matter? (book review) May 2014, 13
    • economic implications Sep 2011, 3
    • New Oxford Spelling Dictionary: The writers’ and editors’ guide to spelling and word division (book review) Nov 2006, 10
    • Oxford Quick Reference Spelling Dictionary (book review) May 1999, 13
    • Oxford Spelling Dictionary (book review) Jul 2001, 7–8
    • Penguin Spelling Dictionary (2nd ed.: book review) Nov 2000, 9
    • Righting the Mother Tongue: The tangled story of English spelling (book review) Jul 2010, 11
    • Spell It Out: The singular story of English spelling (book review) Jan 2013, 12
    • Spelling (book review) Mar 2003, 12; Sep 2003, 11
  • split infinitives Jul 1991, 11; Apr 1992, 10; Oct 1992, 2–3; Mar 1993, 9; Aug 1993, 11; Apr 1997, 9; Jun 1997, 13; Sep 1997, 14; Mar 1998, 12; Jan 2003, 8; Mar 2015, 7; Mar 2017, 11
  • Spotify (website) Sep 2009, 16
  • ‘sprang’/‘sprung’ Mar 2012, 6
  • Spraymount (glue) Jun 1990, 8
  • spreadsheet software Dec 1993, 6–7
  • Stafford, Linden: death Mar 2016, 15
  • stamped addressed envelopes Apr 1991, 2
  • Standard Generalized Markup Language see SGML
  • standards see British Standards; ISO; National Occupational Standards
  • standards of editing
    • maintaining Oct 1991, 1–3
    • perceived decline in Jan 1997, 4–5; 9–10; Mar 1997, 10; Apr 1997, 6; Jan 1998, 5; 17; Jan 1999, 7; Aug 2000, 18–19; Jan 2001, 13; Jan 2002, 2; Jul 2002, 2–3
    • reviewers comments on Apr 1996, 7–9; Sep 1996, 14–15; Jan 2000, 11; Nov 2006, 16
    • and SfEP Code of Practice Jan 2010, 8
  • standards of proofreading: perceived decline in Jan 2001, 8–9
  • Start-Up Funding scheme Mar 1993, 4–5
  • ‘stationary’/‘stationery’ Nov 2010, 6
  • statistics Jan 2009, 5–6
    • readability statistics Jan 2010, 4–5; Mar 2010, 15
  • Stevens, Helen: Judith Butcher Award Nov 2013, 1
  • storytelling Jan 2014, 6–7
  • ‘straight’/‘strait’ Nov 2010, 6–7
  • stress management Dec 1992, 4–5; Dec 1995, 8–9; Sep 1996, 14; Dec 1997, 7; Jan 1998, 7; conference supplement Nov 2004, 8; conference supplement Nov 2011, 3–4
  • style guides Oct 1991, 2–3; Jul 1995, 5
    • Cambridge Australian English Style Guide (book review) Jul 1996, 9
    • Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, The (book review) Nov 2016, 8
    • Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed.: book review) Jul 1994, 10–11
    • Clear English (book review) Oct 1997, 8, 11
    • Communicating in Style (book review) Jan 2005, 11
    • Economist Style Guide, The (book review) Oct 1999, 12
    • Economist Style Guide: The bestselling guide to English usage, The (9th ed.: book review) May 2006, 11–12; (10th ed.; book review) Sep 2010, 11
    • Elements of Style, The (book review) May 2008, 10
    • Guardian Style (book review) Sep 2008, 11
    • High-Technology Editorial Guide and Stylebook (book review) Nov 1993, 4–5
    • Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers (book review) Sep 2007, 13
    • MHRA Style Guide: A handbook for authors, editors and writers of theses May 2008, 10
    • New Hart’s Rules: The handbook of style for writers and editors (book review) Nov 2006, 10; (2nd ed.) Jan 2015, 5, 13
    • New Oxford Style Manual Jul 2012, 14
    • Oxford Guide to Style Jul 2002, 15; May 2003, 8–9
    • Scientific Style and Format: the CBE manual for authors, editors and publishers (6th ed.: book review) Jan 1996, 10–11
    • Scientific Style and Format: The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (book review) Mar 2007, 12
    • Sense of Style: The thinking person’s guide to writing in the 21st century, The (book review) May 2015, 13
    • Sentence Style Problems (book review) Jan 2010, 11
    • SfEP endorsements Jul 2012, 14
    • Strictly English: The correct way to write… and why it matters (book review) Mar 2011, 12
    • Subtleties of Scientific Style (book review) Sep 2007, 12–13
    • Supporting Research Writing: Roles and challenges in multilingual settings (book review) Mar 2013, 13
    • Times Guide to English Style and Usage, The (book review) Dec 2000, 7–8
    • Your House Style: Styling your words for maximum impact (book review) Nov 2009, 11; Sep 2014, 13
  • style sheets, compilation of Nov 2016, 15
  • styluses, use in marking up copy Mar 2014, 10
  • sub-editing Mar 2011, 11
  • subcontracting Oct 1990, 1–3; Mar 2008, 7
  • subjunctive: use of Mar 2016, 1, 11
  • subordinate clauses
    • dangling Jun 1995, 2; Jul 2000, 8; Jan 2003, 11; Jul 2015, 7
    • punctuation of Sep 1989, 9
  • subscriptions (SfEP)
    • payment methods Mar 1997, 5; Jan 2012, 13; Mar 2012, 13–14; Jan 2013, 14
    • rates Nov 1989, 6–7; Mar 1999, 15; Nov 2001, 13–15; Nov 2002, 12, 14; Sep 2011, 14; Nov 2011, 1; Nov 2012, 14
    • and taxation Jan 2003, 14
  • subscripts Mar 1991, 8
  • substantive editing
    • Revision: An author’s guide (book review) Sep 1998, 13
    • Rewriting and Substantive Editing (workshop) conference supplement Nov 2013, 4
    • Scholarly and Substantive Editing (book review) Mar 1995, 9
  • Sue Thomson Foundation
    • award Jul 2006, 15; Jan 2007, 1
    • school placement award May 2009, 14
    • training grants Jan 2007, 14; Sep 2007, 2; Mar 2009, 11–12
  • suicide Sep 2003, 11
  • ‘sulfur’/’sulphur’ Oct 1991, 11; Mar 2001, 5; Apr 2001, 12
  • ‘sung’/’sang’ Mar 2012, 6
  • Sullivan, Sylvia: profile Jul 1997, 4–5
  • ‘sulphur’/’sulfur’ Oct 1991, 11; Mar 2001, 5; Apr 2001, 12
  • Surrey (and North Hants) Group: meeting reports Jun 1997, 16; Jan 2001, 6; May 2001, 16; May 2003, 16; Nov 2003, 16; May 2004, 15–16; Mar 2006, 15: Nov 2009, 15
  • Sutherland, Mairi: profile Oct 1997, 4–5
  • Sweden: working opportunities in Feb 1991, 2–3; Jun 1991, 4
  • symbols
    • correction see correction symbols
    • mathematical Jan 1990, 4; Feb 1990, 2; Apr 1990, 1–2; Jul 1990, 2–3; Jun 1991, 11–13
    • Units, Symbols and abbreviations: a guide for authors and editors in medicine and related sciences (book review) Jul 2008, 11
  • synonyms Dec 1998, 13
    • Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (book review) Sep 2006, 12–13
  • SYP see Society of Young Publishers