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15 August 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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  • 5 September 2018
    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.

  • 19 September 2018
    Course, Workshop

    Creative Copywriting for Publishers is a half-day course specifically designed for publishers wishing to bring a fresh, creatively-focused process to their production of back cover copy and other marketing materials. It is for anyone who is involved in writing and editing back cover copy including editors and marketing staff.

  • 2 October 2018
    Course, Workshop

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software used by publishers to create books, magazines and most printed publications. This one day course introduces the best techniques to use for professional book creation and leads attendees through the practical exercises using professional techniques to build a book from scratch. No prior experience of InDesign is assumed.

  • 3 October 2018
    Course, Workshop

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software used by publishers to create books, magazines and most printed publications. This course is intended for InDesign users who want to be sure they are taking advantage of the latest and best features and working in the most efficient and smart way.

  • 4 October 2018
    Course, Workshop

    This one-day course offers attendees a thorough understanding of colour management theory and how it can be put into practice. Demystifying this potentially complex subject and explaining all the jargon used along the way, this course outlines the steps required to put theory into practice in the real world of book production.

  • 7 November 2018
    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.