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Editorial Project Management

This extremely useful course focuses on the skills needed to manage both print and digital editorial projects effectively. Via detailed case studies, you’ll be walked through all the practical tasks required for the job. You’ll also be given tips and guidance on how to manage everyday issues, drawing on digital project management strategies and solutions where applicable.

By the end, you’ll have skills and knowledge that you can employ immediately, plus a number of generic checklists to use as tools in the future.

Who will benefit from this course?

Editors, desk editors, project editors, production editors and managing editors who are responsible for the management of complete editorial projects.


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Learn how to…

  • assess the scope, needs and risks of an editorial project
  • accurately estimate timings to produce a detailed and reliable schedule
  • create and maintain the project budget to ensure profitability
  • effectively manage and communicate with your team and other stakeholders.

This course contributes to PUB 22 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.


  • The role of the editorial project manager
    • Tasks and skills
    • Print and digital workflow
    • Responsibilities
  • Understanding the project
    • Determine goals and objectives
    • Determine requirements
    • Determine resources
    • Assess risks
  • Examining the content
    • Assess structure and use of language
    • Calculate extent of main text and features
    • Consider format and digital blend
    • Review multimedia and functionality
  • Scheduling
    • Efficiency and critical path
    • Estimating time the Agile way
    • Scheduling tools and tips
  • Budgeting
    • Determining the costs
    • Assessing profitability
    • Planning contingency
    • Keeping to budget
  • Managing the team
    • Putting an effective team together
    • Communicating effectively
    • Creating briefs
    • Working with freelancers
    • Negotiating fees.

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Venue information

Our short courses are run at a variety of venues in Central London. Information and directions can be found on our Contact Us page. Please check your Joining Instructions for your specific course venue.

Note that most of our short courses can also be run as In-Company events.

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A two-day course


  • 01 February 2016
  • 11 July 2016
  • 07 November 2016


A number of discounts are available

Delegate feedback:

"It was fantastic. The best training I've been on. The course content was perfectly tailored to my day-to-day job, and the teaching style was friendly, approachable and informative. It felt like a safe space in which to ask questions and admit ignorance, which is not always the case in training."

OUP delegate

"I think I now have a better grasp of project management from start to finish and more confidence and appreciation of how projects (including people and resources) can best be managed. It has offered some practical solutions for issues I’ve encountered recently."

Imperial War Museum delegate

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