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10 December 2018

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.

The following courses are open for online booking:

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  • 31 January 2019
    Course, Business

    In the first of the series of Harper Macleod training sessions, Jamie Watt, Partner, Intellectual Property, and Jo Nisbet, Partner, Corporate, will talk about council schemes, Scottish Enterprise IP audits and other focussed funding schemes, Arts & Business crowdfunding and private investment.

  • 5 March 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.

  • 6 March 2019
    Course, 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.

  • 19 March 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.

  • 28 March 2019
    Course, Business

    Harper Macleod's second session in the series focuses on Exits/Succession Planning. Jo Nisbet and Scott Kerr, both Partners, Corporate, will talk about employee buy outs, preparing for succession and maximising value.

  • 25 April 2019
    Course, Business

    The third of Harper Macleod's sessions looks at copyright and image licensing. Jamie Watt, Partner, Intellectual Property, and Jennifer Murphy, Senior Solicitor, Intellectual Property, will give an introduction to copyright law, locating rights holders, orphan works, territorial and scope bases issues and the internet.

  • 30 May 2019
    Course, Business

    In the fourth of Harper Macleod's sessions, Corporate Partner Scott Kerr talks about at what to do when facing financial issues.

  • 5 June 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.

  • 12 June 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.