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Introduction to Copy-editing – August/September

August 30 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 11:30 am

Introduction to copy-editing

Date: Tuesday 30 August, Thursday 1, Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 September 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.

To find out more 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 will close at midnight on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

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


August 30 @ 10:00 am
September 8 @ 11:30 am
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