Welcome to Copy-editing - March
2 March 2017
Date : Thursday 2/3/17
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Scott House, Edinburgh
About the course
The copy-editor is the vital intermediary between author,
publisher, typesetter and the final reader. It is their job to
ensure that written material is clear, accurate and correct; that
everything is there, and in the right place; that nothing in the
text will create legal problems; and that the copy is thoroughly
prepared for trouble-free typesetting. Good copy-editing is
invisible - the reader is free to concentrate on the content of the
material without being distracted by errors of fact, ambiguities,
grammatical slips that obscure the meaning, or howlers of
- Who's who in the typical publishing process
- The role of the copy-editor
- Who does the copy-editor work for?
- Types of copy, types of copy-editing
- Legal issues: defamation and copyright
Exercises deal with:
- Mark-up and coding
- Style guides and style sheets
- Illustrations and tables: identifying and labelling;
positioning in the text; captions and credits
- Preparing the accompanying documentation
- Improving poor writing
Who should attend?
This course is designed primarily for people in the publishing
industry, but is also suitable for anyone who has responsibility
for the presentation of written material. It assumes a basic
knowledge of the BSI 2005 symbols for proofreading and editorial
mark-up; some proofreading experience is desirable.
Margaret Aherne is a
highly experienced editor, proofreader and project manager as well
as editorial trainer and author of Proofreading
£200+VAT/£175+VAT early booking (members); £280+VAT/£260+VAT
early booking (non-members). Registered
charities get an additional £20 discount. For early booking
rate, book by Friday 27 January 2017.
Book your place now by completing the booking
Our other courses
You may also be interested in Welcome to
Proofreading (1 March) and Writing
Digital Content (23 March).
Margaret can run proofreading and copy-editing (and other
editorial courses including managing editorial freelances)
in-house. For details, contact Joan
Lyle, our Training and Information Manager.