Introduction to Editorial Skills offers new editors the opportunity to learn proofreading and copy-editing skills. You will be given expert editorial advice and the opportunity to practise the key skills of the proofreader and copy-editor across a range of different types of content, for both print and digital output.
Revised and updated in summer 2020, this flagship course has been converted into a virtual classroom format. The three tutors are all well-respected editors in the industry with a wealth of experience.
Once you have taken this course, you will have the foundations on which to build a successful editorial career.
Who is it for?
Individuals working in book or journal publishing, in-house or freelance, wishing to develop copy-editing and proofreading skills, including editorial assistants, copy-editors, desk editors and production editors.
Students wishing to start a publishing career with formal training in editorial skills and individuals who have to proofread and copy-edit as part of their job.
What will you achieve?
On completing this course you will:
The course promotes active learning through a blended approach of self-study and three online group sessions.
You will learn through a range of short and longer exercises, on-screen and offline completed independently or in small-groups, supported by group discussion and expert guidance and feedback from our highly experienced PTC tutors.
An introductory pack will be sent to delegates before the course. The pack includes a comprehensive self-study module written by Jane Buekett which provides an introduction to:
You will learn to identify and fix:
You will also learn:
You will also learn how to proofread effectively:
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Monday, 17 October 2022
Monday, 21 November 2022
Monday, 12 December 2022
Please note that the days are different for this session - training will be delivered on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
A number of discounts are available
You will need access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone and with Microsoft Word and either Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (which is free) or Adobe Acrobat Professional installed. Please check that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To join the course, you will need to activate a Zoom account. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.
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