A Copy-Editor’s Guide to Working with Typesetters aims to provide copy-editors with an understanding of how layout and typesetting is carried out, and how to mark up and prepare typescripts to help typesetters – and avoid hindering them.
Editing the language and content is only part of an editor’s job – they also need to prepare the text for the typesetter. To do this effectively, editors need to know how typesetting works and what typesetters require of them.
- Typesetting - an overview
- Tags and styles
- Preparing the typescript
- Tagging scheme - example
e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.
By completing this module you will gain a clearer understanding of:
- typesetting and DTP principles
- typesetting and DTP software
- tagging of content
- Microsoft Word styles
- preparing typescripts for typesetting
How does the course work?
A Copy-Editor's Guide to Working with Typesetters has five study sections along with quizzes to test your knowledge. Completion of all sections of the course will lead to a certificate of completion being issued.
This e-Learning Module was developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.
Five to seven hours with eight months access to the module.
PTC e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to an editor's working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.