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Get into Book Publishing – Editorial Masterclass

The course will provide a comprehensive and realistic overview of the skills and activities involved in being an Editor. She will start with a brief outline of her own extensive career including ‘A real day in the life of an editor’ and then discuss the different types of editors and books, and the different editorial approaches. She will also explain the role of typesetters, the process of copy editing and proof reading, and what is involved when working with authors and in-house colleagues. There will be sessions on scheduling, budgets and timelines as well as how to approach job applications and interviews. The interactive tasks will include some practical exercises designed to practice some core editorial skills.

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Publishing Training Centre: Rewriting and Substantive Editing

Some content requires more than just quick copy-editing. This course, which combines practical exercises with group discussion, will help you assess and improve these texts efficiently and effectively.

You’ll work on your own, in pairs and as a group to analyse the stylistic problems of different types of text, look at a range of solutions and adjust presentation and construction to guarantee effective communication. The result? New skills and techniques that you can use to tackle future problems.

Learn how to: explain why a piece of writing doesn’t work; present strategies for improving pieces of writing; adjust the level and tone of a piece of writing; apply the techniques learnt to any text to enhance its accessibility and sense.

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Publishing Training Centre: Advanced Proofreading

Advanced Proofreading is a practical course for those who want to apply existing proofreading skills to challenging texts.

You’ll learn strategies for decision-making, how to carry through changes consistently, and how to deal with authors and finish jobs to a high standard, without compromising budget or schedule. These skills are transferable to all publishing contexts, print and digital.

Editors, proofreaders and editorial project managers who have some proofreading experience and want to know how to get the most out of the proof stage of a project while still staying within budget and schedule will benefit from this course.

Learn how to: plan a book-length proofread and carry it out thoroughly; decide what to change and what to leave alone; employ strategies for checking and cross-checking (as opposed to reading); deal with the author at the proof stage.

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Publishing Training Centre: Advanced Copy-Editing

Advanced Copy-Editing is a practical course for experienced editors who really want to hone their skills. Complex exercises tackle a range of material that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency.

Experienced editors, or those who have already attended The Publishing Training Centre’s Introduction to Editorial Skills course and subsequently gained experience, will benefit from this course.

Learn how to: demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues that arise when working on multi-author reference works; identify the existing skills and knowledge that you can use to tackle complex texts with confidence; and rewrite texts to avoid problems.

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Publishing Training Centre: Rewriting and Substantive Editing

Some content requires more than just quick copy-editing. This course, which combines practical exercises with group discussion, will help you assess and improve these texts efficiently and effectively.

You’ll work on your own, in pairs and as a group to analyse the stylistic problems of different types of text, look at a range of solutions and adjust presentation and construction to guarantee effective communication. The result? New skills and techniques that you can use to tackle future problems.

Learn how to: explain why a piece of writing doesn’t work; present strategies for improving pieces of writing; adjust the level and tone of a piece of writing; apply the techniques learnt to any text to enhance its accessibility and sense.

Continue Reading

Publishing Training Centre: Advanced Proofreading

Advanced Proofreading is a practical course for those who want to apply existing proofreading skills to challenging texts.

You’ll learn strategies for decision-making, how to carry through changes consistently, and how to deal with authors and finish jobs to a high standard, without compromising budget or schedule. These skills are transferable to all publishing contexts, print and digital.

Editors, proofreaders and editorial project managers who have some proofreading experience and want to know how to get the most out of the proof stage of a project while still staying within budget and schedule will benefit from this course.

Learn how to: plan a book-length proofread and carry it out thoroughly; decide what to change and what to leave alone; employ strategies for checking and cross-checking (as opposed to reading); deal with the author at the proof stage.

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Publishing Training Centre: Advanced Copy-Editing

Advanced Copy-Editing is a practical course for experienced editors who really want to hone their skills. Complex exercises tackle a range of material that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency.

Experienced editors, or those who have already attended The Publishing Training Centre’s Introduction to Editorial Skills course and subsequently gained experience, will benefit from this course.

Learn how to: demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues that arise when working on multi-author reference works; identify the existing skills and knowledge that you can use to tackle complex texts with confidence; and rewrite texts to avoid problems.

Continue Reading

Publishing Training Centre: Rewriting and Substantive Editing

Some content requires more than just quick copy-editing. This course, which combines practical exercises with group discussion, will help you assess and improve these texts efficiently and effectively.

You’ll work on your own, in pairs and as a group to analyse the stylistic problems of different types of text, look at a range of solutions and adjust presentation and construction to guarantee effective communication. The result? New skills and techniques that you can use to tackle future problems.

Learn how to: explain why a piece of writing doesn’t work; present strategies for improving pieces of writing; adjust the level and tone of a piece of writing; apply the techniques learnt to any text to enhance its accessibility and sense.

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SFEP Mentoring Scheme

Our friends at the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) have launched a mentoring scheme aimed at SfEP members and associates who have the appropriate basic training (two specified courses). The SfEP pays half the cost of mentoring, and each mentee is allocated their own mentor, an advanced member with many years’ experience. Mentors use a […]

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