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Essential editorial project management

Essential editorial project management aims to develop an understanding of how to guide a publication through its production, whether print or electronic, by using appropriate tools and approaches to track the project and keep those involved informed.

At the heart of efficient management are communication and knowledge – and understanding how to use these effectively is the hallmark of a good project manager.

Course content

  1. Introduction
  2. What is editorial project management?
  3. The project manager's responsibilities
  4. Defining the project
  5. Starting the project
  6. Finishing the project

e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.

Learning outcomes

By completing this module you will gain a clearer understanding of:

  • what an editorial project involves
  • qualities needed by a project manager
  • assessing a project
  • scheduling a project
  • budgeting a project
  • establishing a team
  • supervising a project

How does the course work?

Essential editorial project management has six study sections along with exercises to reinforce your knowledge. Completion of all sections of the course will lead to a certificate of completion being issued.


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This e-Learning Module was developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.



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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 publishing working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.