What do we provide?
We provide training in publishing skills and have done for more
than 25 years. As publishing encompasses a wide variety of
operations, it requires a breadth of creative, business and
technical skills including editorial, marketing, design, coding,
publicity and sales.
See our Training
pages for more details of current courses and to book
Why do we do it?
There is a need for publishing training in Scotland. Our
training programme was set up to overcome the distance, cost and
time issues involved in accessing training based in London.
Who is it for?
Publishing in its broadest sense is defined as 'making public'
and the explosion of social media (from websites to Twitter), means
more content is being published than ever before. Many of our
courses (like proofreading, business writing and writing digital
content) are just as valuable to people who work outside the
traditional book publishing industry.
How do we do it?
We constantly monitor developments and consult extensively (with
members and others) to commission the right publishing training for
people in Scotland.
Who are the trainers?
We work with a variety of tutors to suit the situation. Most are
acknowledged experts and good links with the Publishing Training
Centre in London assist in bringing world-class training to
Scotland. Some tutors are Publishing Scotland members who
generously share their hard-earned knowledge and expertise with
their peers, often creating supportive networks in the process.
How is the training delivered?
Our most popular training format is the public one-day course.
These are generally tutor-led with discussions and exercises (eg
proofreading and writing digital content), or practical workshops
(eg using InDesign and practising presentation skills). Most
courses have accompanying materials to take away for reference and
some have the option for follow-up practice. We are also
investigating other forms of delivery.
Training takes place in central Edinburgh at Scott House where
Publishing Scotland is based. The feedback on the training rooms
and facilities is excellent.
In-house training is also available for all of our courses. Recent
courses run in-house include Proofreading, Report Writing and
Writing Digital Content. Bespoke courses can also be provided.
How much does it cost?
Our fees are great value especially with early booking. For
groups, in-house training can be more cost-effective as well as
allowing for tailoring to your organisation's particular needs.
For more information contact, Joan Lyle, our
Training and Information Manager.