The Society for Editors and Proofreaders is now the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)!
The SfEP was excited and honoured to be awarded a Royal Charter by Her Majesty The Queen in 2019, in recognition of its commitment to maintaining and promoting excellent editorial standards. The rebranding of the organisation was completed this week and the CIEP has officially been launched.
What does this mean? Well, it means that the Institute itself is chartered, but its members (including me) are not 'chartered editors'. It is unusual for a newly chartered organisation to be able to award chartered status to its members, but it is possible that in future this further honour could be granted. Here's hoping...!