From 2013-2020, I belonged to the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). In 2019, the society were awarded chartered status and became the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). I completed a number of online training courses with the SfEP.
I left the society for a number of reasons, but primarily their focus was on academic and non-fiction publishing. In my opinion, they struggled with offering relevant training and support to freelance fiction editors who worked with independent authors.
As there are no other editorial associations in the UK who support my line of work, I am not currenty a member of any society or organisation.