Thursday, 23 May 2019

Introducing the Freelance Package

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Enrol on one of three distance learning courses below and get two free e-Learning modules to supplement your studies.


Step 1: Purchase one of these distance learning courses

Basic_Proofreading_-_298516220.jpgEssential Proofreading 

The only in-depth self-study course that takes you from complete beginner to PQB qualified proofreader in one step. Gain the skill, judgement and understanding of the publishing process needed to be a successful professional proofreader.

Price: £405

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This course trains you to work effectively as a copy-editor to prepare manuscripts for publication. You will learn the necessary fundamental skills and theoretical knowledge, then build on these skills to gain the experience to tackle more complex material and challenging editorial tasks.

Price: £495

CCSS_-_1022499355.jpgCreative Copywriting for Publishers 

A copywriter has the power to influence what people do next. A few well-chosen words can connect with potential customers, overcome any doubts they might have and ultimately win them over. This course comes packed with practical tips, backed up by tried and tested techniques, and will give you all the tools you need for a successful career in copywriting. 

Price: £250


When you have made your choice, visit the relevant course page and enrol. You will be asked to create a Publishing Training Centre account if you have not yet done so and will have the option to purchase the course by instalments or in full.

Once payment has been processed you will have immediate access to your chosen Distance Learning course.


Step 2: Choose two of the following free e-Learning Modules

E-Learning.pngAdobe Tools for Editors

Acquire all the skills needed to work efficiently with PDFs

A Copy-Editor’s Guide to Working with Authors

Understand and prepare for the ways in which your relationship with an author will develop and change throughout the lifespan of a project.

Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to the roles, functions and terminology involved with marketing in the publishing industry.

Introduction to Publishing

An introduction to the departments, roles, functions and processes that make up the UK book and journal publishing industry.


Step 3: Contact us


When you have chosen your free e-learning modules, please email us at with the following information:

  • Your full name and PTC account username
  • Distance Learning course you have enrolled on
  • Date you purchased the Distance Learning course
  • The title of the two free e-learning modules you have chosen

You will be able to access the e-learning package once we receive the email and process your request. 

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