What does AFEPI Ireland offer its members?
As a Full Member of AFEPI Ireland, we offer you a directory entry on our website, which is visited regularly by publishers and independent clients. Associates have a listing page.
We also have an email discussion group, which enables all our members to stay in touch throughout the year. All AFEPI Ireland members also receive the Publishing Ireland e-newsletter, thanks to our associate membership of Publishing Ireland. In liaison with Publishing Ireland and other professional bodies, we try to source training courses of interest to our members. Two or three times a year we organise social events.
The day-to-day business of AFEPI Ireland is run by a voluntary Executive Committee elected by the members at the AGM. The AGM is held in Dublin, usually in March each year.
All members must adhere to our Code of Practice.
Further details of our membership benefits for Associate and Full members can be found on our Member Benefits infographic.
How much does membership cost?
The annual subscription is €100 for Full Members and €55 for Associates.
How to apply to join AFEPI Ireland
You must be:
- living and working in Ireland or Northern Ireland;
- self-employed/freelance (part-time or full-time) as an editor, proofreader and/or indexer.
Download the Notes on applying for membership (2024) (PDF) and the Application for Membership (2024) (MS Word) (clicking the links will automatically download them to your computer). READ THE NOTES CAREFULLY, fill in the application form and return it by email, along with any other relevant attachments, to the Membership Coordinator.
Full membership applies to professionally trained, experienced proofreaders, editors and indexers. We will ask for proof of training qualifications and experience, and for references.
Associate membership is suitable for those new to freelance editing, proofreading or indexing, or those who have completed a short internship of less than one year’s employment experience with a publisher, or those who have some experience but only basic formal professional training. Associates can apply to upgrade to Full membership after a further one or two years if they have gained further training or feel they have gained sufficient experience in the meantime. Associate membership should be viewed as a first step to Full membership of AFEPI Ireland, and there is a time limit of six years from the year of entry on this membership level. Associate members are encouraged to ensure that they have successfully upgraded to Full membership within that time period.
Applications are assessed by a Membership Committee made up of five experienced members of the Association. You should expect to hear back from us within four weeks.
If, after due deliberation, the Membership Committee considers that an application does not meet the criteria required, we will notify the applicant and advise on requirements for a renewed application.
Payment is only requested if your application is approved.