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18 September 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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  • 20 September 2021
    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 20, Thursday 23, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 September 2021.

  • 11 October 2021
    Course, Editorial

    This is a new course, 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 11 and Thursday 14 October 2021.

  • 19 October 2021
    Course, Legal

    One-hour webinar led by Jamie Watt, Partner, Harper Macleod and Graham Horsman, Senior Associate. Free but register in advance.

  • 1 November 2021
    Editorial, Course

    This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 1 and Thursday 4 November 2021) picks up where 'Introduction to Copy-editing' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended this course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains. It is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade training points.

  • 8 November 2021
    Editorial, Course

    This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 8 and Thursday 11 November 2021) picks up where 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended that course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains. It is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade training points.

  • 16 November 2021
    Course, Editorial

    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 Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 November 2021.

  • 16 November 2021
    Course, Legal

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

  • 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.

  • 14 December 2021
    Course, Legal

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

  • 25 January 2022
    Course, Legal

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

  • 15 February 2022
    Course, Legal

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

  • 15 March 2022
    Course, Legal

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

  • 12 April 2022
    Course, Legal

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