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:
Terms & Conditions
Monday, 07 December 2020
Monday, 18 January 2021
Monday, 08 February 2021
Monday, 01 March 2021
Monday, 19 April 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Monday, 14 June 2021
A number of discounts are available
To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.
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