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05 December 2021

Our training courses

Publishing Scotland runs about 20 publishing and business courses every year. We also organise bespoke in-house courses. We add to our programme throughout the year. If you have any suggestions for training courses, talks etc, please email joan.lyle@publishingscotland.org.

Our courses will take place online for the foreseeable future. We also have a programme of free webinars from Harper Macleod and courses from BookMachine and BIC who offer discount rates to our members.

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  • 29 November 2021
    Course, Editorial

    No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading course. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. This course will be delivered online (Zoom) in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 29 November and Thursday 2, Monday 6 and Thursday 9 December 2021. THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL.

  • 14 December 2021
    Course, Legal

    One-hour webinar led by Jamie Watt and Scott Kerr, both Partners, Harper Macleod. Free but register in advance.

  • 19 January 2022
    Course, Digital, Marketing

    For Publishing Scotland members delivered by BookMachine. This course will help you understand the basics of SEO and how you can use SEO techniques to make your books and your business stand out online. It will take place on Zoom over two sessions on Wednesdays 19 and 26 January. Only £30+VAT!

  • 24 January 2022
    Course, Editorial

    This course 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. Two Zoom sessions of two hours (one per day) on Monday 24 and Thursday 27 January 2022.

  • 25 January 2022
    Course, Legal

    One-hour webinar led by Jamie Watt, Partner, Harper Macleod. Free but register in advance.

  • 31 January 2022
    Editorial, Course

    No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading course. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. This course will be delivered online (Zoom) in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 31 January, Thursday 3, Monday 7 and Thursday February 2022.

  • 15 February 2022
    Course, Legal

    One-hour webinar led by Jamie Watt, Partner, Harper Macleod. Free but register in advance.

  • 22 February 2022
    Course, Legal

    Book now for this course from Kevin Stewart of Contracts People. It will take place on Zoom from 10am to 11.30am on 22 and 24 February and 1 and 3 March 2022.

  • 23 February 2022
    Course, Digital, Marketing

    For Publishing Scotland members delivered by BookMachine. This course will help you reflect on your current email marketing techniques and take you through the key areas every email marketer needs to think about before they hit send on their email campaign. It will take place on Zoom over two sessions on Wednesdays 23 February and 9 March 2022. Only £30+VAT!

  • 28 February 2022
    Editorial, Course

    This course is suitable for people in the publishing industry, those who want to work in editing on a freelance basis, and anyone else who has responsibility for the presentation of written material. Some proofreading experience is desirable. This course will be delivered online (Zoom) in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 28 February, Thursday 3, Monday 7 and Thursday 10 March 2022.

  • 14 March 2022
    Course, Workshop, Marketing

    This course is aimed at freelance editors and proofreaders who want to develop their marketing skills to promote their business. It will be delivered online (Zoom) over four hours - two sessions of two hours on Monday 14 and Thursday 17 March 2022.

  • 15 March 2022
    Course, Legal

    One-hour webinar led by Jamie Watt, Partner, Harper Macleod. Free but register in advance.

  • 23 March 2022
    Course, Digital, Marketing

    For Publishing Scotland members delivered by BookMachine. Covering Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram, this course will cover advanced social media techniques and tips that will enhance your book campaigns and improve your effectiveness. It will take place on Zoom over two sessions on Wednesdays 23 and 30 March 2022. Only £30+VAT!

  • 12 April 2022
    Course, Legal

    One-hour webinar led by Jamie Watt, Partner, Harper Macleod. Free but register in advance.