What do we provide?
We provide training in publishing skills and have done for more
than 25 years. As publishing encompasses a wide variety of tasks,
it requires a breadth of creative, business and technical
Go to our Training course list for more details
of current courses and to book online. Get in touch with our Training and
Information Manager if you have any suggestions for
Why do we do it?
There is a need for publishing training in Scotland. Our
training programme was set up to overcome the distance, cost and
time issues involved in accessing training based in London.
Who is it for?
Publishing in its broadest sense is defined as 'making public'
and the explosion of social media (from websites to Twitter), means
more content is being published than ever before. Many of our
courses (like proofreading, writing digital content and business
writing skills) are just as valuable to people who work outside the
traditional book publishing industry.
How do we do it?
We constantly monitor developments and consult extensively (with
members and others) to commission the right publishing training for
people in Scotland.
Who are the trainers?
We work with a variety of tutors to suit the situation. Most are
acknowledged experts and good links with the Publishing Training Centre in London
and specialist publishing training providers like Marketability, Imago and ALPSP assist in bringing
world-class training to Scotland. Some tutors are Publishing
Scotland members who generously share their hard-earned knowledge
and expertise with their peers, often creating supportive networks
in the process.
How is the training delivered?
Our most popular training format is the public one-day course.
These are generally tutor-led with discussions and exercises (eg
proofreading and writing digital content), or practical workshops
(eg using InDesign and practising presentation skills). Most
courses have accompanying materials to take away for reference and
some have the option for follow-up practice. We are also
investigating other forms of delivery.
Training mainly takes place in central Edinburgh at Scott House
where Publishing Scotland is based. The feedback on the training
rooms and facilities is excellent.
In-house training is also available for all of our courses. Recent
courses run in-house include Writing Digital Content and
Proofreading. Bespoke courses can also be provided.
How much does it cost?
Our fees are great value at only £260+VAT for non-members and
£175+VAT for members with early booking. For groups, in-house
training can be more cost-effective as well as allowing for
tailoring to your organisation's particular needs.
For more information contact, Joan Lyle, our
Training and Information Manager.
Other training providers and skills organisation
We have good links with other publishing training
providers and are always happy to work with them to bring training
to Scotland. See our page featuring other publishing training
providers and training-related
projects we are involved in (Accelerate