Testimonials from our Alumni

“A really interesting course. Great to have a trainer with so much experience in the industry”

Katie Mitchell - Picture Editor - Comic Relief

"The team were really pleased with the training Octavia provided and in particular liked the fact that the picture research course was very interactive."

Diane Jones - Permissions Manager - Cambridge University Press

“I very much enjoyed the class and the insight it gave me into a fascinating hidden industry!”

Ellin Grassick - Lead Visual Designer - Soundbitelearning UK Ltd

"I decided to do the Picture Research course to develop my existing knowledge in this area and to learn about new developments. In addition to improving my ability to analyse a picture and research suitable images, this course has provided me with budgeting skills and a valuable insight into copyright law, through lively discussion and case studies. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the course and am satisfied that the knowledge I have gained will be beneficial in my current role and for my future prospects."

Marie-Claire Barnes, Producer / Picture Researcher, Immersive Education, Oxford

"The London School of Publishing's unique Picture Research course has provided me with insight, background knowledge and an understanding of the legal background I need to pursue a career in this field. The course has given me a valuable foundation, especially in copyright law for my current job as a Picture Researcher at Wellcome Photo Library."

Caroline Morley, Picture Researcher, The Wellcome Trust

“A very good course. It answered a lot of my questions and has given me a solid background to the industry”

Lucy Constable - Publishing Assistant - Garnet Education

"Good practical advice and constructive feedback. I found the writing course extremely helpful and inspiring."

Laura Grigg - Junior Web Editor - Age UK

"I would like to thank you for a constructive Feature, Corporate and Press Release Writing [now Business Writing] course and valuable transfer of knowledge to all of us."

Željka Bassanese, HEMPEL Coatings Ltd, Marketing Communication Manager

"I have recently employed one of Marianne Gray's writing students as Senior Sales Executive and from the first press release she wrote for us, she immediately gave the company a great new spin. Her writing brought a huge breath of fresh air to our sales literature with her clarity and articulate brevity, having been primed by Marianne that busy editors do not have time to read flowery adjectives. She could not stop praising the value and strength of Marianne's teaching!"

Gaynor Churchward, Managing Director, English Home

An excellent course that covered practical aspects of picture research. Taught by a very knowledge tutor"

Martina Salvi - Freelance Picture Researcher

“I have really appreciated the course today; we covered a lot of ground and my knowledge has really increased. I feel enthusiastic and well-equipped.”

Rachel Foley - Administrator, St Andrews the Great Church

“Great day covering all the basics confirming where I already knew and also adding lots of less well-known aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar, I would strongly recommend this course to anyone starting off in an editorial career – it’ll give you more confidence in your work.”

Ru Merritt - Editorial Assistant, Aurum Press

“A really useful course which goes over common mistakes made, tips and tricks of grammar/clichés etc. whilst editing and what to look for. It was really helpful to go over areas of language I might not have learnt about since childhood. The course refreshed my mind and gave me the confidence to know what I’m doing correctly in my work.”

Rebecca Hume - Communications Manager, University of Birmingham

“Alistair Dabbs is a great trainer – he kept the class engaged and interested in what was being discussed. I felt his delivery was very clear and insightful – and it kept things current and interesting! I have picked some good techniques from today. My only thing would be that the day went by so quickly meaning we couldn’t go into detail on some subjects as much as I would have liked, which was a shame. But overall, a really great day.”

Danielle Ball - Senior Editorial Officer, Care Quality Commissioning

“I have enjoyed the two day of Business Writing course. The tutor is very knowledgable and runs it with sense of humour and professionalism" 

Karolina Szymanska - Marketing Manager, SRO Solution Ltd

"Great! Really helpful reintroductiont to copy editing" 

Chris Hawes - Editor, Branded Content, The Economist