Copy-editing 2: Progress (SfEP)
If you have basic editorial skills and would like to extend your expertise, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need. You learn how to deal with illustrations and tables, displayed matter (such as lists and quotations), notes and references, and preliminary pages. Practical exercises, supported by discussion and detailed handouts, cover a variety of texts, from public information to academic books.
Digital proofreading (PTC)
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, so in-house and freelance editorial staff are increasingly required to add on-screen proofreading to their armoury of skills.
Essentials of text editing (PTC)
This practical course introduces the role of editing today (in traditional and digital workflows), what needs to be done, and why, and the basics of marking up on paper and editing on-screen. It has been developed to meet the needs of publishers as well as the many different organisations that generate and prepare copy for presentation or publication in virtual or hard formats.
Editing in Word (PTC)
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.
Editing scientific, technical and medical texts (PTC)
If you edit academic or technical books or journals, but aren’t always sure how to deal with features such as tables, formulae, equations, appendices and references, this course will make the process much easier for you, and for the designers, typesetters and artists you work with.
Introduction to web editorial skills (SfEP)
This is an introductory course, designed for those who:
Managing Editorial Freelancers (PTC)
If you outsource work to editors, proofreaders and indexers, you need know about the issues associated with coordinating a project. This course covers finding and briefing freelancers, keeping control of schedules, budgets and quality, and gaining an awareness of the tax issues and relevant legislation.
On-screen editing 1 (SFEP)
This introductory course is intended for people who want to acquire basic skills for efficient on-screen editing. If you've been asked to edit on screen but are unsure of the pitfalls and possibilities, this is the course for you. The day is very much 'hands on', using a series of exercises to allow participants to put into practice the ideas outlined by the tutor at the start of each module. Each participant has the use of a computer with Microsoft Word, and numbers are strictly limited so that individual attention from the tutor is ensured. All participants must know how to use a PC and mouse and have a working knowledge of word processing software and terminology.
On-screen editing 2 (SfEP)
The framework used in the introductory On-screen editing 1 course is extended into more demanding areas, and the course covers problems typically encountered in more exacting projects. Expanding macro functions with Visual Basic for Applications, using master documents, and search and replace with wildcards are among the topics covered. The group is small, with each participant using Microsoft Word on an individual basis. If you're a confident on-screen editor but are worried by gaps in your knowledge or by emerging techniques, this is the course to attend.
Proofreading 1: Introduction (SfEP)
'Proofreading' can mean different things in different contexts. This course looks at the role of a proofreader, what kinds of errors they are looking for and how much they should change. It introduces three major ways of working: on PDFs, on paper using BSI marks and using Word.
Proofreading 1 is suitable for beginners contemplating a career as a proofreader and for those who need to proofread as part of their job but have had little formal training.