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Available courses

Our courses will all take place online for the foreseeable future. Most are open to non-members. We add to our programme throughout the year so sign up for our Training newsletter to find out about new courses – and special offers.

As well as our own courses, we’ve partnered with Harper Macleod for a programme of free legal webinars, BIC who offer some places free or at preferential rates to our members, and CIEP who accredit relevant editorial courses with CIEP upgrade points. We also commissioned marketing courses from BookMachine that our members attended at special low rates.

If you have any suggestions for or enquiries about our training courses, talks etc, please email our Training and Information Manager.

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TikTok as a marketing tool for publishers

Date: 7th September, 2022

Subject: Marketing

This online BookMachine course for Publishing Scotland members (7 and 14 September) is on a hot topic and at a special low…

BIC: ONIX Essentials (September)

Date: 14th September, 2022

Subject: Digital, Marketing, Sales

Publishing Scotland members can attend BIC’s online ONIX Essentials course on 14th and 15th September 2022 (two half-day sessions) at preferential rates.

How to sell more books on Amazon

Date: 15th September, 2022

Subject: Digital, Sales

Free online Amazon Masterclass for Publishing Scotland members on Thursday 15 September 2022 with Simon Pollard. Sign up in advance.

Introduction to Proofreading – September

Date: 19th September, 2022

Subject: Editorial

No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading course. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible…

Beginner’s Social Media Advertising

Date: 26th October, 2022

Subject: Digital, Marketing

This online BookMachine course for Publishing Scotland members (26 October and 2 November) is only £30+VAT. Book now.

Further Copy-editing – October/November

Date: 31st October, 2022

Subject: Editorial

This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 31 October and Thursday 3 November 2022) picks up where ‘Introduction to Copy-editing’ left…

BIC: An Introduction to Production

Date: 1st November, 2022

Subject: Production

Publishing Scotland members can attend BIC’s online Introduction to Production course on 1st and 2nd November 2022 (two half-day sessions) at preferential…

Further Proofreading – November

Date: 7th November, 2022

Subject: Editorial

This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 7 and Thursday 10 November 2022) picks up where ‘Introduction to Proofreading’ left off….

Introduction to Copy-editing – November

Date: 14th November, 2022

Subject: Editorial

This course is suitable for people in the publishing industry, those who want to work in editing on a freelance basis, and…

Becoming an Academic Editor – December

Date: 12th December, 2022

Subject: Editorial

This is a new course, aimed at people who work, or want to work, with academic texts. Two Zoom sessions of two…

BIC Brunch Thema Session: Comics and Manga

Date: 26th January, 2023

Subject: Digital

Sixth in the series of the brand new Thema focussed BIC Brunch Sessions, this Comics and Manga session is free for Publishing…