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Introduction to Copy-editing – November

November 14 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 12:00 pm

Introduction to copy-editing

Date: Monday 14, Thursday 17, Monday 21 and Thursday 24 November 2022
 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).


November 14 @ 10:00 am
November 24 @ 12:00 pm
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