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18 June 2019

Our training courses

Publishing Scotland runs about 20 publishing and business courses every year. We generally run several proofreading and writing digital content courses, as well as marketing and business courses. We also organise bespoke in-house courses. We add to our programme throughout the year. If you are looking for a course on a particular subject, have a look at our new courses and suggestions page.

In 2019 Harper Macleod has run a series of seminars for publishers on topics including Funding, Exit and Succession, Copyright and Image Licensing, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Defamation.

The following courses are open for online booking:

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  • 19 June 2019
    Course, Editorial

    This new one-day course picks up where 'Introduction to Copy-editing' and 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended both those courses or are familiar with the methods and techniques they contain. This course is now full.

  • 27 June 2019
    Course, Business

    E-Ming Fong, Partner, Dispute Resolution, talks about Scots law issues in publishing in this session in Glasgow.

  • 12 September 2019
    Course, Workshop, Digital, Marketing

    Writing Digital Content updates and replaces one of our most popular courses of the past few years (Writing for the Web). Writing digital content continues to be a core skill in the rapidly changing area of digital marketing. This course will ensure that your web content is written in a style that works online and a tone that is just right for your readers.

  • 24 September 2019
    Course, Digital, Workshop

    Do you want to be an ebook expert? Do you want to thoroughly understand the market? Plus have the practical skills to code your own books? Join industry expert Ken Jones for this two-part one-day course.

  • 25 September 2019
    Course, Workshop

    A one-day course offering attendees a thorough understanding of colour management theory and how it can be put into practice.

  • 6 November 2019
    Course, Workshop, Editorial

    No previous knowledge is required for this one-day introduction to proofreading. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. The materials will be provided both on paper and digitally: students are welcome to bring their own laptops if they wish to do the exercises on screen.

  • 7 November 2019
    Course, Workshop, Editorial

    This course is suitable for people in the publishing industry, those who want to work in editing on a freelance basis, and anyone else who has responsibility for the presentation of written material. Some proofreading experience is desirable.