Sarah Price has taken the helm as chairwoman of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). The society hopes that other appointments to the council will strengthen its strategic planning. "Our new professional development director will be building our portfolio of qualifications after our recent addition of the licentiateship in editorial skills with the City and Guilds. Proof of editorial competency is essential for client confidence," she said. "Everyone wants a top quality read. Our members always have this in mind. The challenge now is to take a strategic path to guide the development of more efficient editorial practices."