Editorial syllabus

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Optional editorial test

The 2013 membership survey revealed a demand for editorial tests that could be an option for members wishing to upgrade. The tests would be a way to prove editorial competence for those who work for non-publisher clients or who otherwise have difficulty in obtaining suitable references, as well as those who trained in house or who now work as editorial trainers.

The editorial tests will form part of the revised upgrade system, with a basic test available now and an advanced test to come in the future. Both tests are based on the new editorial syllabus.

Latest editorial syllabus

The mentoring and tests director has produced a syllabus on which the test(s) are based. It outlines what members of the SfEP can be expected to know or be aware of; it is not a textbook or a style guide. The syllabus is subject to revision, so informed comments and suggested additions will be welcome.

Editorial syllabus (140KB PDF)