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Publishing Training Centre

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6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 8874 2718

February 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Progress in Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading

28/02/2017 - 01/03/2017
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One event on 26/06/2017 at 00:00

One event on 28/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£795

This intermediate-level three-step course takes print and digital copy-editing and proofreading knowledge to the next level, instilling confidence in dealing with the trickiest of editorial challenges.   Following on from Introduction to Editorial Skills, and using the same three-step blended learning approach, students will be able to work on-screen and on paper. Anyone who already has some publishing experience, knowledge of proofreading and copy-editing, or has completed the introductory course, will find this an invaluable way to develop their skills…

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March 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Writing And Editing For The Web

02/03/2017 - 03/03/2017
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One event on 22/06/2017 at 00:00

One event on 24/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

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.  …

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Publishing Training Centre: Conference Presentation

03/03/2017 @ 09:00 - 13:00
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One event on 08/06/2017 at 09:00

One event on 19/10/2017 at 09:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£200

You need to get a roomful of people excited about a book they've never heard of before, and you've got 30 seconds to do it. It can be done. And when done well it's the perfect way to launch a bestseller. Whether you're speaking at an internal company sales conference, or a presentation to customers and media en masse, the "Big Room" presentation is a set piece you need to master. This course combines a rigorous approach to planning and…

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Publishing Training Centre: Introduction to Editorial Skills

07/03/2017 - 08/03/2017
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One event on 06/06/2017 at 00:00

One event on 03/07/2017 at 00:00

One event on 04/10/2017 at 00:00

One event on 11/12/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£795

Introduction to Editorial Skills has been created in collaboration with some of the UK's major publishing houses, to offer a comprehensive introduction to modern publishing processes and the key publishing skills of copy-editing and proofreading. For the very first time, the PTC is offering new editors the opportunity to learn proofreading and copy-editing skills, on-screen and on paper, in tandem. This is also the first PTC open course to offer PQB certification. The course includes expert advice and practice carrying…

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Publishing Training Centre: Digital Proofreading

09/03/2017
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One event on 06/07/2017 at 00:00

One event on 23/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

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…

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Publishing Training Centre: Content Marketing

22/03/2017
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One event on 12/07/2017 at 00:00

One event on 05/12/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

Content marketing enables publishers to create and distribute valuable, relevant and inspiring content that appeals to target audiences; and to effectively promote brands by connecting with readers in a deeper way than just telling them a product is out there. It aims to talk to customers on their own terms, introducing them to a brand, exciting them and moving them along the buying process or developing loyalty. Driving sales, data signups or other actions are proven to be more responsive…

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Publishing Training Centre: Editing in Word

23/03/2017
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One event on 11/07/2017 at 00:00

One event on 22/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

You can change an author’s file on-screen relatively easily – but editing it efficiently and effectively requires more skill and specialist knowledge. Through a series of hands-on exercises, this course shows you how to make on-screen editing a more efficient process, improving the speed and quality of your work. You will learn ‘best practice’ in preparing files for import into typesetting programs, and you will also learn how to find the best resources on the internet. Every student will have…

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Publishing Training Centre: Editorial Project Management

27/03/2017
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One event on 17/07/2017 at 00:00

One event on 16/10/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£795

This practical course focuses on the skills needed to effectively manage both print and digital editorial projects. Using in-depth case studies, you will be taken through the practical tasks required for the job. You will be given tips and guidance on managing everyday issues, drawing on digital project management strategies and solutions where applicable. By the end of the course, you will have gained skills and knowledge that you can use immediately. There will also be a range of checklists…

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Publishing Training Centre: How to Brief Creative Work

30/03/2017 @ 09:00 - 13:00
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One event on 13/07/2017 at 09:00

One event on 30/11/2017 at 09:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£200

Marketing and Sales teams are producing more material than ever; the "super proof" is having a renaissance, and #BookPost shows that creative marketing concepts for the trade are more influential than ever. And all the while, digital design moves on apace, offering ever-changing opportunities. A modern marketer needs to be able to collaborate effectively with design colleagues, commissioning strong work across media, translating the strategic needs of a book campaign into persuasive artwork without looking over their shoulder or trying…

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May 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Managing Publishing Strategy

09/05/2017 - 10/05/2017
Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£795

If you're charged with maximising the success of a publishing list or market segment and want to compete effectively, this introduction to crucial competitive strategic thinking – designed especially for print or digital publishers – is for you. Business school models that will help you structure your thinking are complemented by real-world examples of successful (and unsuccessful) strategic approaches from publishing. There's also a stimulating combination of presentations, practical exercises, discussion and delegate interaction. At the end of the course,…

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Publishing Training Centre: Rewriting and Substantive Editing

11/05/2017
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One event on 29/06/2017 at 00:00

One event on 30/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

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…

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Publishing Training Centre: Pitch Doctor

16/05/2017 @ 09:00 - 13:00
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One event on 19/09/2017 at 09:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£200

Getting the best retail promotion is a personal business; people still buy from people. This course will help you develop the skills to pitch persuasively to an individual or a small group of buyers. Analytical preparation, using data and experience, careful marshalling of material and personal style are all brought together in the service of an irresistible pitch. The course uses role-play simulations of buyer meetings to bring about major improvements in your selling style. The course will benefit Sales…

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Publishing Training Centre: Advanced Copy-Editing

17/05/2017
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One event on 21/09/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

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…

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Publishing Training Centre: Content Strategy for the Web

18/05/2017
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One event on 14/09/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

Take charge of planning the creation, delivery and governance of your website content so that it can deliver real value for your organisation and meaningful experiences for your website visitors. Whether you're relaunching, starting from scratch or wrestling with an unruly site, this course provides the foundation on which you can develop your content strategy and integrate it effectively within your organisation. Anyone who produces or manages online content including writers, editors, web managers, marketers, and PR and media professionals…

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Publishing Training Centre: Advanced Proofreading

23/05/2017
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One event on 03/10/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

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…

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Publishing Training Centre: Digital Project Management

24/05/2017 - 25/05/2017
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One event on 12/09/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£795

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…

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June 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Introduction to Marketing

13/06/2017
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One event on 07/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£595

Marketing departments in publishing companies are exciting places to work, but understanding both your part in the business and what you are trying to achieve is crucial when both budget and activity have to be spent as effectively as possible. You need to learn who all your audiences are, not just the consumers who buy your books but also your colleagues in different departments and the retailers who will sell and promote your books. You also need to understand the…

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Publishing Training Centre: Market Research and Customer Insight

15/06/2017
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One event on 09/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

Knowing what your customers think about your brand and the market is a crucially important step to making decisions with confidence on both tactical and strategic matters. This can be anything from a simple (yet critical) decision on cover design to refining the tone of your marketing communications or even exploring new product categories to expand into. This Market Research and Customer Insight course is a practical introduction to running research, whether it be in-house or via an agency, and…

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Publishing Training Centre: Copywriting for Publishers

20/06/2017
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One event on 21/11/2017 at 00:00

Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

Explore when, where and how smart copywriting can boost the performance of your book marketing projects. If you work in publishing, you are already familiar with the power of words. This workshop shows you how to harness that power to create copy that inspires, persuades and sells. You'll be provided with practical tools to complement your writing skills and further develop your expertise. Whether you have to write advance information sheets, catalogue entries, back-cover blurbs or taglines, direct-marketing letters, newsletters…

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September 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Commissioning and List Management

25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017
Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£1995

This is the definitive course for commissioning editors who seek the skills necessary to build profitable publishing lists. If you're an editor with responsibility for acquisitions and list-building in educational, academic or professional publishing, this unique programme – an intensive residential course – will give you the best possible start. Supported by top publishers, it's considered by many to be an essential element on any commissioning editor’s CV. You'll learn how to create market-led proposals, plan publications and work with…

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October 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Editorial Skills for Business

12/10/2017
Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£435

This practical course introduces the role of editing and proofreading content in any business. It has been developed to meet the needs of all organisations that generate and prepare copy for presentation or publication in digital or print formats. The course explains what needs to be done, and why, and the basics of marking up on paper and working on-screen. Using a blended learning approach, delegates will download and complete a pre-course exercise, to become engaged with the new skills…

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November 2017

Publishing Training Centre: Trade Commissioning and List Management

14/11/2017 - 16/11/2017
Publishing Training Centre, 6 Bell Yard
London, WC2A 2JR United Kingdom
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£895

Launched as a four-day, residential course in November 2015 and now a three-day, non-residential course, Trade Commissioning and List Management is specifically for commissioning and acquisition editors from consumer book publishing who require the skills necessary to build a profitable publishing list. If you're an editor in the early stages of your career, with responsibility for acquisitions and list-building in trade commissioning, this unique programme will give you the best possible foundation. This intensive three-day course looks to combine the…

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