Introduction to Copy-editing – August/September
August 30 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 11:30 am
Date: Tuesday 30 August, Thursday 1, Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 September 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.
- 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.