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Further Copy-editing and Proofreading

19 June 2019

Date :   Wednesday 19/6/19
Time:    9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Scott House, Edinburgh


About the course

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.

The day is divided into two:

1. Copy-editing

  • recognition and resolution of common copy-editing errors
  • handling complex texts, including references, illustrations and tables
  • editing to meet legal requirements and to ensure inclusivity
  • improving narrative while being respectful of and sympathetic to the author's 'voice' 

2. Proofreading (knowledge of the BSI symbols is an advantage)

  • checking a page proof for structure and layout
  • dealing with widows, and with changes that could affect pagination
  • collating the proof corrections of three other people and resolving their disagreements
  • checking a revised proof to see that all the corrections have been made properly - and no new errors introduced!


Who should attend?

The course is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge and some experience of these two disciplines.



We are pleased to advise that SfEP has confirmed this course is eligible for 3 SfEP upgrade training points.



Cathy Tingle and Denise Cowle

Cathy is the tutor for the Introduction to Copy-editing courses on 6 March and 7 November 2019, and will lead the copy-editing element of this Further Copy-editing and Proofreading course.

Denise is the tutor for the Introduction to Proofreading courses on 5 March, 12 June and 6 November 2019. She will lead the proofreading element of this Further Copy-editing and Proofreading course.

Fees and booking

£200+VAT/£175+VAT early booking (PS and SfEP members); £280+VAT/£260+VAT early booking (non-members). Non-member registered charities get an additional £20 discount - use code CHARITY. For early booking, book by 8 May 2019.

Book your place on HELM TICKETS.


Other courses

You may also be interested in: Introduction to Proofreading (5 March,  12 June and 6 November 2019) and Introduction to Copy-editing (6 March and 7 November 2019).