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Introduction to Proofreading – November/December

Introduction to proofreading

Date: Monday 28 November, Thursday 1, Monday 5 and Thursday 8 December 2022
Time: 10 am to 11.30 am

Publishing Scotland’s regular tutor Denise Cowle will deliver this course over four days, with a total of 6 hours of online time, including short exercises for people to do on their own. 

The online delivery platform is Zoom which many people will be familiar with.

No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading. Through practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts, the course aims to teach students the basic proofreading skills and to help them feel comfortable with the methods of ensuring that a document is correct in both content and layout. The materials will be provided digitally.

Discussion will include:

  • The art of proofreading
  • Proofreading and reading – what’s the difference?
  • Correcting proofs using the British Standard proofreading symbols
  • Correcting PDFs on screen using Adobe Reader
  • Style sheets
  • A methodical approach to checking for consistency
  • Carrying over information or queries
  • What can go wrong

This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.

For more information about the course and tutor, visit the Publishing Scotland website.

The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £150+VAT (£180 including VAT)
The fee for non-members is £200+VAT (£240 including VAT). A 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.

 

Book and pay on Ticket Tailor. Booking closes at midnight on Wednesday 23 November 2022.

 

Other courses

You may also be interested in: Further Proofreading (November), Introduction to Copy-editing (November) and Further Copy-editing (November).

Introduction to Copy-editing – November

Introduction to copy-editing

Date: Monday 14, Thursday 17, Monday 21 and Thursday 24 November 2022
Time:
 10 am to 11.30 am

 

Our regular tutor Cathy Tingle will deliver this course online over four days, with a total of 6 hours of online time, including short exercises for people to do on their own.

The online delivery platform is Zoom.

The copy-editor is the vital link between author, publisher, typesetter and reader, and ensures that written material is clear, accurate and 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 or inclusivity problems; and that the copy is thoroughly prepared for trouble-free typesetting. Good copy-editing is invisible – the reader is free to concentrate on content without being distracted by errors of fact, internal inconsistencies, ambiguities, grammatical slips that obscure the meaning, or howlers of phrasing.

Discussion includes:

  • Who’s who in the typical publishing process, and your role as a copy-editor
  • Improving structure and deciding on style
  • Ensuring inclusive language and legal compliance
  • Working with illustrations, figures and tables
  • Grammar and punctuation for copy-editors
  • Tips and tricks to help ensure accuracy and consistency

This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.

 

The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £150+VAT (£180 including VAT)
The fee for non-members is £200+VAT (£240 including VAT). A 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.

Book and pay on Ticket Tailor. Booking will close at midnight on Wednesday 9 November 2022.

 

You may also be interested in: Further Copy-editing (November), Introduction to Proofreading (September and November) and Further Proofreading (November).

Further Proofreading – November

Date: Monday 7 and Thursday 10 November 2022
Time: 10 am to 12 pm each day
Format: Virtual (Zoom)

 

About the course

This course picks up where ‘Introduction to Proofreading’ left off. It assumes that delegates have attended this course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains.

Course description:

  • 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!

 

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

We are pleased to advise that CIEP has confirmed this course is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade training points.

 

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge and/or some experience of proofreading.

 

Tutor

Denise Cowle is our regular proofreading tutor and has delivered online and face-to-face courses for us.

 

Fees and booking

£100+VAT / £120 incl VAT (PS and CIEP members)

£135+VAT /£162 incl VAT (non-members)

 

BOOK AND PAY via the Ticket Tailor website. Booking will close at midnight on Wednesday 2 November 2022.

 

Other courses

You may also be interested in: Introduction to Proofreading (September and November), Introduction to Copy-editing (August/September and November) and Further Copy-Editing (October/November).

Further Copy-editing – October/November

Date: Monday 31 October and Thursday 3 November 2022
Time: 10 am to 12 pm (noon) each day

 

About the course

This course picks up where ‘Introduction to Copy-editing’ left off. It assumes that delegates have attended this course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains. Because this course will be run online (on Zoom) in two separate sessions, there will be a chance for delegates to submit an assignment to the tutor after the first session in order to receive one-to-one feedback and advice.

The course covers:

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


CIEP upgrade training points

We are pleased to advise that Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) has confirmed this course is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade training points.

 

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge and/or experience of copy-editing.

 

Tutor

Cathy Tingle is our regular copy-editing tutor and has delivered both online and face-to-face training for us.

The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £100+VAT (£120 including VAT)
The fee for non-members is £135+VAT (£162 including VAT).

 

Book and pay on Ticket Tailor.  Booking will close at midnight on Wednesday 26 October 2022.

 

Other courses

You may also be interested in: Introduction to Copy-editing (August/September), Introduction to Proofreading (September), and Further Proofreading (November).

Marketing your freelance editorial business – October

Marketing your freelance editorial business

Date: Monday 24 and Thursday 27 October 2022
Time: 2pm to 4pm each day

Publishing Scotland’s regular tutor Denise Cowle will deliver this course over two days, with a total of 4 hours of online time

The online delivery platform is Zoom.

 

About the course
This course is aimed at freelance editors and proofreaders who want to develop their marketing skills to promote their business.

Discussion includes:

  • defining your services and your target market
  • building a brand
  • developing your website and blogging
  • using social media, directory listings and networking
  • marketing yourself to publishers and packagers.
  • marketing to non-publishers

 

Who should attend
Freelance copyeditors and proofreaders who would like to be more visible to their ideal clients.

 

Tutor
Denise Cowle is an experienced non-fiction copyeditor and proofreader. She trained in copyediting and proofreading with Publishing Scotland and is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. She has been the CIEP marketing director since 2017.

 

Fees and booking
Book and pay on Ticket Tailor: £100+VAT (£120 total)

Booking will close at midnight on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Introduction to Proofreading – September

Introduction to proofreading

Date: Tuesday 20, Thursday 22, Monday 26 and Thursday 29 September 2022
Time: 10 am to 11.30 am

This course is now FULL. Booking is open for the next Introduction to Proofreading course in November/December.

Publishing Scotland’s regular tutor Denise Cowle will deliver this course over four days, with a total of 6 hours of online time, including short exercises for people to do on their own. 

The online delivery platform is Zoom which many people will be familiar with.

No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading. Through practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts, the course aims to teach students the basic proofreading skills and to help them feel comfortable with the methods of ensuring that a document is correct in both content and layout. The materials will be provided digitally.

Discussion will include:

  • The art of proofreading
  • Proofreading and reading – what’s the difference?
  • Correcting proofs using the British Standard proofreading symbols
  • Correcting PDFs on screen using Adobe Reader
  • Style sheets
  • A methodical approach to checking for consistency
  • Carrying over information or queries
  • What can go wrong

This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.

For more information about the course and tutor, visit the Publishing Scotland website.

The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £150+VAT (£180 including VAT)
The fee for non-members is £200+VAT (£240 including VAT). A 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.

Book and pay on Ticket Tailor. Booking closes at midnight on Wednesday 14 September 2022.

Other courses
You may also be interested in: Introduction to Proofreading (November/December), Introduction to Copy-editing (November), Further Proofreading (November), and Further Copy-editing (November).