Editing & Proofreading

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Book Editing

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Next Course Starts: Wednesday May 17, 2017

Price: £530 + VAT

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: 118a Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH

Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Award: Certificate

Note: There will be a 2-week break between weeks 3 and 4. 

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The Book Editing course is a highly popular course, which has succeeded in providing an excellent base for the start of a career in publishing. The course is suitable for recent graduates, those changing career direction and those already in publishing and requiring refresher training.

The examination-based course is designed for those wishing to work in editorial and proofreading and those who work in books and related publishing. It concentrates on editing and proofreading skills and the techniques required in preparing text for publication. At the same time, the focus is expanded to include information about production, design, rights and other aspects of publishing.

*Note that this course assigns homework each week. Homework consists of reading, small exercises and revision.

"I thought the course was excellent and filled in the gaps regarding editorial issues that I've encountered as part of my job."

- Marissa Pueschel, Editorial Assistant, White Label Productions Ltd

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to the course

Week 2: English for copy-editors I

Week 3: English for copy-editors II

Week 4: Typography and illustrations

Week 5: Editorial production; media law

Week 6: How print production works

Week 7: Proofs and proofreading I

Week 8: Proofs and proofreading II

Week 9: Revision

Week 10: Examination

Note: There is a 2-week break scheduled between week 6 and 7 for the course starting April 26, 2017.

Assessment and Certificate:

Delegates will tackle hands-on exercises at the end of each section to cement their learning, and personal achievement will be assessed throughout the course.

Delegates must complete a two-hour exam at the end of the course in order to cement the skills they have learnt.

Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course.

Please contact us on 0207 221 3399 for details, or complete the enquiry form.

*Please note: A marking fee of £50 is to be paid directly to the tutor at the end of the course, for the marking of the examination.