UK editors recognise IPEd accreditation
Posted on: 12 January 2012
SfEP is very pleased to announce that from January 2012 the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) will recognise IPEd’s AE or DE status as evidence in membership applications. One Australian editor, Hilary Cadman AE, has already (February 2012) gained Advanced Membership of SfEP. Congratulations, Hilary!
The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is the UK’s professional organisation for editors and proofreaders. We work to promote high editorial standards and to uphold the professional status of editors and proofreaders (as well as to encourage the use of services offered by SfEP members and associates). As well as our associates (those beginning their freelance careers or those in affiliated professions), we have two tiers of full membership:
- ordinary (for the professionally competent)
- advanced (for the highly skilled and experienced individual).
To obtain ordinary or advanced membership, individuals usually need to provide evidence in a number of categories, including training, work experience, completion of the SfEP’s mentoring scheme and professional references.
However, we realise that those who have achieved AE or DE status have already demonstrated their professional competence. So from January 2012 this status will count as full evidence for ordinary membership of the SfEP (with a minimum of additional evidence needed for advanced membership).
More information on the SfEP can be found at our website: www.sfep.org.uk; details of the membership structure can be found at www.sfep.org.uk/pub/mship/structure.asp.
The Director of Professional Development is happy to provide further information or answer queries.