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Introduction to Copy-editing – February/March

February 27, 2023 @ 9:45 am - March 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Introduction to copy-editing

Date: Mondays 27 February and 6 March 2023
Time:
09.45 to 13:00 both days

Our regular tutor Cathy Tingle will deliver this course online over two 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.

 

About the course

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

 

CIEP upgrade points

This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.

NOTE This course takes place live online. We can only issue a certificate of attendance for CIEP upgrade points and other records if you attend all the sessions.

 

EARLY BIRD FEE

Book on Ticket Tailor by Monday 13 February 2023 and pay a lower fee:

  • 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.

FULL FEE

When Early Bird Booking closes, any remaining tickets will be available on Ticket Tailor at the full fee until Wednesday 22 February 2023.

  • The fee for Publishing Scotland and CIEP members is £165+VAT (£198 including VAT)
  • The fee for non-members is £220+VAT (£264 including VAT).
  • A 25% discount is available to BookMachine members. Insert the discount code at the checkout stage.

 

More courses

You may also be interested in: Introduction to Proofreading (January/February online), Marketing your Freelance Editorial Business (March, online), Editing for Better Communications (April, online), Further Copy-editing (June, Edinburgh), Further Proofreading (June, Glasgow)

 

Details

Start:
February 27, 2023 @ 9:45 am
End:
March 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
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