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Sub-Editing

Magazine and Newspaper Sub-Editing CPD Certified Logo

Next Course Starts: Wednesday September 13, 2017

Price: £420 + VAT

Duration: 5 Weeks

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

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

Award: Certificate

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Learn the core skills required to edit news stories, features, blogs and more to professional journalistic standards.

The five week evening course will train you in the fundamental techniques of editing raw copy text, or even your own writing, into attention-grabbing and highly readable stories, as demanded by content publishers worldwide. It is aimed at a broad range of participants, from self-starter bloggers to experienced journalists who require formalised refresher training.

You will learn how to approach written copy critically and reshape it into compelling editorial content that people will want to read. Focusing on practical exercises and using real-world examples, the course also focuses on the different sub-editing approaches required for various types of material, and explains the distinctive subbing methods demanded by print and online media.

Requirements: Participants will need to bring their own laptop or tablet computer, with word processing software such as Word or Pages, to each class and have Internet access throughout the course to help with homework assignments, downloading copies of course material and tutor support between classes.

 "Despite having some prior knowledge and experience of the newspaper and magazine industry, I still felt I learnt a significant amount and that Alistair is a brilliant (and very funny!) tutor."

- Vicky Lane, Associate Editor, easyJet Traveller Magazine

Course Content

Week 1: Getting Started

Week 2: Style and Consistency

Week 3: News and Features

Week 4: Media Law for Subs

Week 5: Sub-editing for print

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. 

Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course.

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