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Short courses

PTCs classroom based short courses provide an opportunity for face-to-face learning with a group and led by an experienced publishing and training professional. We focus on courses to develop the skills and knowledge deployed in the publishing workflow. Each course provides specific learning outcomes and is designed to make an immediate, positive difference back at the office.
 
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Core Publishing Skills (16)

Advanced Copy-Editing

A masterclass for experienced copy-editors that hones their skills in comprehension, structure and consistency.

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Advanced Proofreading

A masterclass for those who want to apply their existing proofreading skills to challenging texts and learn advanced decision-making strategies.

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Content Strategy for the Web

A practical course that will ensure that the content on your website works effectively and efficiently.

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Copyright – How to Get What You Need in the Digital Age

The ideal course for anyone managing rights and licensing. In the digital environment it’s more important than ever to know who has the rights to content and who can exploit it.

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Copywriting for Publishers

Explore when, where and how smart copywriting can boost the performance of your book marketing projects.

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Diversity and Inclusion Training for Publishers

A practical toolkit to help you understand your obligations and implement a successful diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace.

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Editorial Skills for Business

Editing and proofreading designed specifically for non-publishing organisations

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Getting to Grips with People Management in Publishing

Publishing houses are full of smart, questioning people, who can be cynical about traditional management techniques and organisational hierarchies. This presents a particular challenge for first time managers.

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Introduction to Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading

This entry-level, three-step course offers a thorough introduction to the key publishing skills of copy-editing and proofreading.

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Metadata Power

Metadata Power is crucial in maximising publisher sales through the digital and print supply chains.

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Negotiating for a Win-Win Outcome

Gain an understanding of the structure negotiations take, the behaviours which work best and the ways you can get the outcome you need. 

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Progress in Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading

This intermediate level, three-step course takes print and digital copy-editing and proofreading to the next level, instilling the confidence to deal with even the trickiest editorial challenges.

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Project Management Tools for All

Acquire project management tools to enable you to deliver all your priorities, on time and on budget.

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Rewriting and Substantive Editing

A one-day masterclass to help editors rewrite text and restructure a manuscript, while retaining the author's voice.

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Working with Authors

Find out how to get the best from your authors, and get your manuscript on time, on budget and on brief.

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Writing for the Web

Discover vital ways to make digital content more readable, searchable and findable, using up-to-the-minute research.

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Marketing (7)

Content Strategy for the Web

A practical course that will ensure that the content on your website works effectively and efficiently.

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Copywriting for Publishers

Explore when, where and how smart copywriting can boost the performance of your book marketing projects.

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Diversity and Inclusion Training for Publishers

A practical toolkit to help you understand your obligations and implement a successful diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace.

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Getting to Grips with People Management in Publishing

Publishing houses are full of smart, questioning people, who can be cynical about traditional management techniques and organisational hierarchies. This presents a particular challenge for first time managers.

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Introduction to Marketing

This introductory course is designed to enable those new to marketing to understand their role and learn how to spend time and resources effectively.

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Metadata Power

Metadata Power is crucial in maximising publisher sales through the digital and print supply chains.

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Writing for the Web

Discover vital ways to make digital content more readable, searchable and findable, using up-to-the-minute research.

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Project Planning and Management (5)

Digital Project Management

Agile, iterative, Lean, Kanban; acquire the skills needed for effective project management of digital products.

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Editorial Project Management

Learn how to complete editorial projects on time and on budget.

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Getting to Grips with People Management in Publishing

Publishing houses are full of smart, questioning people, who can be cynical about traditional management techniques and organisational hierarchies. This presents a particular challenge for first time managers.

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Negotiating for a Win-Win Outcome

Gain an understanding of the structure negotiations take, the behaviours which work best and the ways you can get the outcome you need. 

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Project Management Tools for All

Acquire project management tools to enable you to deliver all your priorities, on time and on budget.

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Strategy and List Building (4)

Commissioning and List Management

The definitive course for commissioning editors in educational, academic or professional publishing who want to build profitable lists.

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Diversity and Inclusion Training for Publishers

A practical toolkit to help you understand your obligations and implement a successful diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace.

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Getting to Grips with People Management in Publishing

Publishing houses are full of smart, questioning people, who can be cynical about traditional management techniques and organisational hierarchies. This presents a particular challenge for first time managers.

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Managing Publishing Strategy

An intensive course on competitive strategy for commissioning editors with at least two years' experience.

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