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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Train for your career in publishing with £400 off Introduction to Editorial Skills

A two-day course for aspiring editors – 31 July to 1 August

Are you a student, graduate with a publishing degree, an intern, or currently unemployed, and wish to gain the formal skills for a career in publishing? If so, this practical course will give you the best start.

Created in collaboration with major UK publishing houses, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the key publishing skills of copy-editing and proofreading and will set you up perfectly for a successful editorial career.What qualities and behaviours do publishing managers look for in a good team member 3

What you will learn

Under the guidance of editorial expert, Caroline Drake you will learn how to:

  • Use the key skills of copy-editing and proofreading for various types of content, on screen and on paper
  • Understand how different methods of working impact the modern editorial workflow
  • Appreciate how the roles of copy-editor and proofreader fit within today's publishing process


About the tutor

Caroline Drake has worked on a wide range of academic books, journals and illustrated trade titles during her extensive in-house career. Caroline was trained at Blackwell and Cambridge University Press, where, as copy-editorial manager, she was responsible for training copy-editors and proofreaders for 15 years. She updated Butcher’s Copy-editing, with a colleague, for the fourth edition.

Now freelance, Caroline enjoys helping authors to get things right, first time. She has created and taught courses for an impressive variety of clients, including publishers, educational organisations, the SfEP and the reporters of the Scottish Parliament.

“The course was excellent with fantastic tutor. She made sure no-one had any unresolved queries and kept things focused!” Student delegate, July 2018


What you will need

Please bring your own laptop with Microsoft Word (2010 or later) and Adobe Reader (XI or DC) installed and ready to use. If you don’t have your own laptop, let us know when you book and we can arrange to provide one for you.


Ready to get going?

To book your place at the special price of £395, please email us at bookings@publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk or call on 020 8874 2718.

There are 10 places available so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Students will need to provide proof of their student status, ie, a letter or other relevant document dated within the last three months.

For more information about this course, click here.


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