The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)


The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) is a non-profit body promoting excellence in English language editing. We set and demonstrate editorial standards, and we area community, training hub and support network for editorial professionals – the people who work to make text accurate, clear and fit for purpose. We aim to be:

  • A recognised authority on editing and proofreading in English
  • A supportive community for editorial professionals who are working to high standards
  • A trusted source of advice, information, best practice, training and qualifications
  • The place to find professional editorial services.

We have around 3,000 editorial professional members in the UK and beyond, with a growing international membership, who work for a wide range of clients –publishers, businesses, government and other organisations, academic institutions and authors. We formed in 1988 and were known as the Society for Editors and Proofreaders before being awarded our Royal Charter in 2019.

Contact details
Twitter: @The_CIEP