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Editing for better communications

June 7 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 12:00 pm

Editing for better communications

Date :  Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 June 2022
Time:    10am to 12 noon (both days)
Format:  Online (Zoom)


Our regular tutor Cathy Tingle will deliver this Editing for Better Communications course online over two days, with a total of 4 hours of online time, including short exercises for people to do on their own.

The online delivery platform is Zoom.


About the course
This course (previously called Editing for Non-publishers) is aimed at people who don’t work in a publishing house but who work, or want to work, with documents that will be published in some form – for example newsletters, brochures, handbooks or websites.


Discussion includes:

  • Principles of copy-editing and how they can help any document
  • Using structure to make things clearer
  • What to check and how to check it
  • Achieving consistency in documents that have a number of contributors
  • Common problems in text, and how to fix them
  • Easy tips and tricks that professional copy-editors use.

Delegates will be asked to send in two samples of the sort of text they work on, or hope to work on, for tutor feedback and advice during the course.


Who should attend Editing for Better Communications
Anyone who produces documents and would like to improve them.



Cathy Tingle has many years’ experience in academic and business publications. She trained in copy-editing and proofreading with Publishing Scotland under Margaret Aherne and is now an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP.


Feedback on this course
‘Great course – so useful. Lots of examples. The personal feedback was very valuable too.’ (Delegate, May 2021)



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). Discount of 25% applies for BookMachine members: code available from BookMachine.

BOOK AND PAY for your place at Ticket Tailor. Booking closes at midnight on Wednesday 1 June 2022.


Other courses

You may also be interested in Introduction to Proofreading and Introduction to Copy-editing.


June 7 @ 10:00 am
June 9 @ 12:00 pm
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