Editing Training Scheme Workshops

Editing Training Scheme Workshops
17 Oct 2020 at 09:00 am
30 Oct 2020 at 01:30 pm
£By Invitation Only

As part of the TLC/PTC Editing Skills Training Scheme, we are delighted to announce that we have new dates for the remaining two postponed workshops, now to be conducted online on Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th October. We are grateful to the Publishing Training Centre for organising for these workshops to be made available virtually, in order to support this year’s cohort to complete the course, which has also included free e-learning, discounts on editing courses, and a ‘Meet the Editors’ webinar. You can read more about the scheme and its aims here.

Copy-editing with Caroline Knight, Saturday 17th October
Online via Zoom 9am-1.15pm (includes one-hour break)

This half-day workshop on copy-editing will offer participants an overview of the copy-editor’s role and responsibilities within the process of making a book, together with practical exercises covering mark-up, style sheets, reference materials and the nitty gritty of grammar.

Substantive Editing with Andrew Steeds, Saturday 24th October
Online via Zoom, 9am 1.15pm (includes one-hour break)

Substantive editing is undertaken when a text is judged to have more wrong with it than can be put right in the standard editorial process. To do this effectively, an editor needs to develop a strategy for putting the text right that is based on a clear analysis of what is wrong with it and which also guarantees the writer’s approval of the proposed changes. This half-day workshop demonstrates an approach to this kind of interventionist editing and offers the opportunity to try out the process on a number of problematic texts.

About Your Training

Each half-day session will be held online – participants will be emailed a login and password. If you have not received your secure login details, please email . Free access to one module of your choice within PTC’s e-learning environment is provided to all participants of the scheme, so you can continue with your training after the session. These include the modules Introduction to Publishing, Editorial Style, Adobe Tools for Editors, and Editing Fiction. You can browse the full programme here. You will also be offered a 50% discount on either the PTC’s flagship Introduction to Editorial Skills course or their Essential Proofreading course.