Copy-editing Workshop
Course detail

This course will give you a clear understanding of the principles of copy-editing and the role of the copy-editor.   The focus is on building the skills required by publishers today, whether working on paper or screen. The workshop format encourages you to practise what you have learnt and develop the techniques and strategies to tackle editorial tasks with confidence.  

We start with an introduction to editorial style and look at the importance of ensuring consistency throughout the text.  Next we cover the correct use of BSI international symbols.  We also explore every copy-editor's dilemma of how and when to intervene without exceeding the remit.   Also included in the day is some useful refresher training on the use of punctuation, look at some typical grammar and spelling errors.  

Who is the course aimed at?
Suitable for Editorial Assistants, Production Editors, Desk Editors who are beginning their careers or may have had no formal training in this area.
  • Learn the core skills of copy-editing
  • Improve your understanding of the role of the copy-editor in today's publishing environment
  • Learn how to use BSI symbols and ensure consistency within your texts.

Course summary
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1 day
9.30 am
5.00 pm
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Graham Smith
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Graham Smith has worked for over twenty five years in publishing as a publisher, editor, proofreader, writer and trainer. He is now a freelance consultant who carries out editing, project management and writing assignments for a variety of clients, including consumer publishers, academic and educational publishers, government agencies and general business organisations. Graham is an experienced and qualified trainer who delivers courses in writing, editing, proofreading and related skills to publishers and organisations in Europe and the UK. He is an accredited trainer to the European Commission and European Parliament.