Are you interested in joining the Black Editors & Proofreaders directory?

Being a BEP editor means you handle your business like a true professional. This means being responsive to all inquiries in a timely manner, maintaining open lines of communication with clients throughout their project, meeting deadlines at or below agreed-upon rates, and possessing the skill and expertise necessary to effectively complete all projects that are contracted.

BEP companies operate with valid business licenses registered as editorial service providers. We run our companies with integrity and commitment to excellence. We maintain strict confidentiality pertaining to clients’ and prospective clients’ projects and do not forward any of clients’ materials to other editors or individuals without prior written consent.

If this sounds like you, you should apply!

To apply, you must have a valid business entity certificate in the name of the editorial services firm, whether LLC, DBA or other legal entity. A Tax ID number is a plus. You must also have a website dedicated to your editorial services business. An “editorial services” page on a related business site, such as a writing or communications firm, is acceptable. We also require references in the form of titles of books you’ve edited as a freelancer or in-house editor, letters of reference from corporate or non-book-related clients for whom you’ve edited, or any other materials you feel will endorse your credentials as an experienced editor.

The cost to be listed in the directory is $5 per month or $60 for the first year, after which you may apply for renewal at the then-current rate, plus a one-time $30 registration fee.

If you are a new editor seeking a mentor, please contact us.