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20 training courses found

Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning

Basic Proofreading begins by taking you through the proofreader’s place in publishing and the differences between proofreading and editing. You’ll learn the British Standards Institution symbols and, more importantly, how and when to use them.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Copywriting for Publishers
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

If you work in publishing, you are already familiar with the power of words. This workshop shows you how to harness that power to create copy that inspires, persuades and sells.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Successful Editorial Freelancing by Distance Learning

This course is designed to provide you with the practical nuts and bolts of what is required to set up as freelancer in the publishing industry, and to equip you with the confidence and business sense to create a successful and sustainable freelance income. On completing the course, you will: have the motivation and confidence to start your own business be equipped to manage yourself through the difficult first six months of freelance life gain a good understanding of what publishers are looking for in freelance editors and proofreaders recognise what is required to gain new customers and keep the ones you like to work with.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 8 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Rewriting and Substantive Editing
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This is a practical course that will help you assess and improve texts efficiently and effectively. Combining practical exercises with group discussion, it will give you new skills and techniques that you can go on to apply to future problems.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Editorial Project Management
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This practical course is based on real case studies and, where possible and appropriate, will focus on the everyday issues and problems that you encounter in your editorial project management work. At the end of the course, you will leave with some immediately applicable solutions and strategies.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Digital Proofreading
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

With the growing importance of e-books and digital publishing projects, which may include elements such as PDFs and web pages, the need for content to be accurate and consistent remains a top priority for publishers. Even publishing projects that will ultimately be delivered in a printed format may involve production processes that necessitate digital stages.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Digital Project Management
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course will stimulate learning on the most modern and exciting digital project management methods and will provide you with the skills you need to manage these projects using the very latest technologies. Digital publishing allows for continuous adjustment in response to feedback, using tools such as Agile Methods, which is a very different process from traditional print publishing.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Advanced Copy Editing
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is designed for editors who have some experience and who wish to extend their skills and knowledge. It tackles a range of complex material that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Managing Publishing Strategy
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This is an introduction to crucial competitive strategic thinking for print or digital publishers. If you are charged with maximising the success of a list or market segment and competing effectively, this course is for you.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Editing in Word
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

You can change an author’s file on-screen relatively easily – but editing it efficiently and effectively requires more skill and specialist knowledge. Through a series of hands-on exercises, this course shows you how to make on-screen editing a more efficient process, improving the speed and quality of your work.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Basic Editing
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This foundational distance learning course trains you to work effectively as a Copy-editor to prepare documents for publication. Basic Editing is an online course using MS Word on-screen to complete the exercises and assignments.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Content Strategy for the Web
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Take charge of planning content creation, delivery and governance so that your website content can deliver real value for your organisation and meaningful experiences for your website visitors. Whether you are re-launching, starting from scratch or wrestling with an unruly site, this course is a foundation for you to develop your content strategy and integrate it effectively within your organisation.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Writing and Editing for the Web
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

he web editor’s role is crucial in creating readable, searchable and findable web content that enables readers to complete their web tasks quickly and painlessly. Now fully revised and condensed to a one-day intensive course it provides the essential guidance and techniques to make the most impact.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Commissioning and List Management
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

If you are an editor with responsibility for commissioning and list-building in educational, academic or professional publishing, this unique programme will give you the best possible start. The course is supported by the top publishers in these fields and is considered by many to be an essential highlight on a good commissioning editor’s CV.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Part time
Introduction to Editorial Skills
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Introduction to Editorial Skills has been created in collaboration with some of the UK's major publishing houses, to offer a comprehensive introduction to modern publishing processes and the key publishing skills of copy-editing and proofreading. It includes expert editorial advice and practice carrying out on-screen and paper-based editorial work in a range of different types of content, and for both print and digital output.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Advanced Proofreading
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course is for those who want to apply existing proofreading skills to challenging texts. You will learn strategies for decision making, carrying through the changes consistently, dealing with the author and finishing the text to an appropriate standard.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
Progress in Editorial Skills
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This intermediate-level three-step course takes print and digital copy-editing and proofreading knowledge to the next level, instilling confidence in dealing with even the trickiest of editorial challenges. Step 1 – course pack download.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Editorial Skills for Business
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This practical course introduces the role of editing and proofreading content in any business. It has been developed to meet the needs of any organisation that generates and prepares copy for presentation or publication in digital or print formats.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time
TRADE COMMISSIONING AND LIST MANAGEMENT
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This brand-new course, with its stellar faculty of tutors, is the definitive course for commissioning and acquisition editors from consumer book publishing who require the skills necessary to build a profitable publishing list. If you're an editor in the early stages of your career, with responsibility for acquisitions and list-building for a trade publisher, this unique programme will give you the best possible foundation.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 4 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Stress Test Your Digital Strategy
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

In the rush to produce digital content, it is all too easy to lose sight of longer-term strategy and commercial product development. This course will demonstrate how to take a strategically intelligent approach to digital projects, from first idea to detailed specification, which will save you time, money and resources.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Full time