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Publishing Training Centre: Digital Proofreading

The need for content to be accurate and consistent remains a top priority for publishers. At the same time, e-books and digital publishing projects may include elements such as PDFs and web pages. Even publishing projects that will ultimately be delivered in a printed format can involve digital stages.

As a result, in-house and freelance editorial staff are increasingly required to add on-screen proofreading to their armoury of skills. This digital proofreading course allows delegates to do just that.

Every student will have sole use of a computer, pre-loaded with all the essential software.

Everyone responsible for the editorial consistency and accuracy of web-based projects and e-books or of digital elements such as PDFs, CDs, DVDs and PowerPoint presentations will benefit from this course. The course is particularly suited to those making the transition from print to digital.

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Publishing Training Centre: Writing And Editing For The Web

The web editor’s role is crucial in creating readable, searchable and findable web content that enables readers to complete their web tasks quickly and painlessly.
 
Now fully revised and condensed to a one-day course, Writing and Editing for the Web provides the essential guidance and techniques to make the most impact.
 
Anyone who creates or has responsibility for web content, including content designers, editors, writers, business owners and publicity and marketing staff will benefit from this course.
 
Learn how to…

  • Exploit the constraints and freedoms of the internet to make content easy to read and your web pages easy to find
  • Use the capabilities and limitations of web technology
  • Organise and structure content
  • Write web content that is shareable across social media
  • Develop a site that reaches readers before they reach for the back button.
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Publishing Training Centre: Digital Project Management

Digital project management can be challenging. You may have to deal with mixed teams, all with different roles and responsibilities, and manage tight budgets and deadlines. The fluidity of the digital landscape and having to cope with the expectations of others add even more layers of difficulty.

Applying the approaches and methods of other industries to the problems specific to digital publishing requires thought, skill and a process of continuous improvement. This two-day course provides the skills needed to manage digital projects using Agile and other iterative techniques, through both classroom-based learning and follow-up coaching by email.

You’ll find that it’s relevant to all products requiring the writing of custom software and the machine-readable mark-up of content and metadata.

Those involved in the management and delivery of digital projects, including editors, commissioning editors, web managers, project managers and publishers will benefit from this course.

Learn how to: understand the difference between managing print and digital projects; deliver fit-for-purpose digital projects within required time scales and budget, even if specifications and the budget change; manage complex projects, using interactive project management techniques and Agile, Lean and Kanban methodologies; deal with inputs from multiple stakeholders; select suppliers and put together teams that can deliver digital projects.

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Publishing Training Centre: Digital Proofreading

The need for content to be accurate and consistent remains a top priority for publishers. At the same time, e-books and digital publishing projects may include elements such as PDFs and web pages. Even publishing projects that will ultimately be delivered in a printed format can involve digital stages.

As a result, in-house and freelance editorial staff are increasingly required to add on-screen proofreading to their armoury of skills. This digital proofreading course allows delegates to do just that.

Every student will have sole use of a computer, pre-loaded with all the essential software.

Everyone responsible for the editorial consistency and accuracy of web-based projects and e-books or of digital elements such as PDFs, CDs, DVDs and PowerPoint presentations will benefit from this course. The course is particularly suited to those making the transition from print to digital.

Continue Reading

Publishing Training Centre: Writing And Editing For The Web

The web editor’s role is crucial in creating readable, searchable and findable web content that enables readers to complete their web tasks quickly and painlessly.
 
Now fully revised and condensed to a one-day course, Writing and Editing for the Web provides the essential guidance and techniques to make the most impact.
 
Anyone who creates or has responsibility for web content, including content designers, editors, writers, business owners and publicity and marketing staff will benefit from this course.
 
Learn how to…

  • Exploit the constraints and freedoms of the internet to make content easy to read and your web pages easy to find
  • Use the capabilities and limitations of web technology
  • Organise and structure content
  • Write web content that is shareable across social media
  • Develop a site that reaches readers before they reach for the back button.
Continue Reading
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We are no longer supporting ANY kind of unpaid work experience

As you know, for a long time bookcareers.com has said a two week unpaid placement is bordering on acceptable. You might have noticed that, since the beginning of the year, even these have been removed from the bookcareers.com website.  This is because we no longer endorse any unpaid work, unpaid work experience placements or unpaid internships.  This includes opportunities […]

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