Welcome to Copy-editing - November
8 November 2018
Date : Thursday 8/11/18
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, and will ensure that
written material is clear, accurate and, above all, correct; that
everything is there, and in the right place; that no part of the
text contradicts another part; 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: identifying and labelling; positioning in the
text; captions and credits
- Legal issues: libel (defamation) and copyright
- 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.
Margaret is also author of a book of proofreading exercises.
£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,
book by 27 SEPTEMBER 2018. Book online now.
This course also runs on 1 March. You may also be interested in Welcome
to Proofreading (28 February, 6 June and 7
November 2018) and Further Copy-editing and Proofreading (7 June 2018).