The Clarity Editor


Here are answers to some common questions. (Updated 26 September 2023 to add AI policy.)

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How do I know if you are professional? Am I in safe hands?

I am bound by the CIEP Code of Practice.

As a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), I’m bound by its Code of Practice, which ensures its members act professionally and abide by certain industry standards.

For example, I will

  • give a true and fair representation of my qualifications, experience and skills (3.1.4)
  • not accept any job that I believe I cannot carry out to an acceptable standard (3.1.5)
  • work with you to clearly define the terms of the work at the outset and agree on it in writing (e.g., in an email) (3.2.3)
  • make the best use of my time for a job and make an effort to complete it to the required standard and schedule (3.1.6)
  • keep you informed of my progress and respond to your emails in a timely manner (3.1.10, 3.1.11)
  • take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the files you entrust to me are safe (3.1.9)
  • respect confidentiality at all times (3.4)

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What is your rate? How much will this cost?

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