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Introduction to Editorial Skills: Course Review

I gained a sense of the size of the task of copy-editing and proofreading and how the only way to get better is to practise.

Jennifer Morris, Editorial Assistant, shares her experience of Introduction to Editorial Skills.

Can a training course help in finding a job?

Alice Gordge experienced PTCs Introduction to Editorial Skills

Breaking into the publishing industry can be a daunting feat, particularly for recent graduates or those new to the business. In this competitive job market, it can be difficult to know where to begin, what experience you need and what you should expect from a career in publishing.

Why web pages work

A participant at the most recent Writing and Editing for the Web course shares their thoughts…

“Are your ‘cognitive burdens’ getting in the way of how you read on a screen? Do you manage to scroll past the ‘fold’ before succumbing to ‘text-neck’ and ‘iPad hand’? Is the report you’re reading loaded with ‘dirty magnets’? 

 

Practise makes Pitch Perfect

Amy Feldman, Editor at the National Trust reports back from Pitch Doctor

"Of all the training courses I’ve been on, Pitch Doctor is the one I looked forward to least."

How can Self-Study by distance learning help you?

Download our free PTC Guide to find out.

It seems pretty fitting to be writing a blog about self-study courses in January, the month of resolutions, new starts, and goal setting. And what could be better than taking those first tentative steps towards a new career? Our free PTC Guide can help.

The role of the proofreader

What exactly is a proofreader?

What does a proofreader do? And is it a role I might enjoy? If you find yourself asking these questions then fear not, our handy guide might help.

What's different about on-screen editing?

Download our free PTC guide to On-screen Editing to find out

To complement the Editing in Word course, we have published a free guide to on-screen editing, which gives you lots of tips for preparing for an on-screen copy-edit, as well as what you should know to save time and improve your work and its value.

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