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05 April 2020

Our training courses

Publishing Scotland runs about 20 publishing and business courses every year. We generally run several proofreading and writing digital content courses, as well as marketing and business courses. 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.

The following courses are open for online booking:

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  • 5 May 2020
    Course, Legal

    POSTPONED: new date tbc. Film and TV adaptations can create a lot of interest around a book, but it is an area where there are risks. This free seminar will take you through ten key points to watch out for.

  • 6 May 2020
    Course, Business

    These sessions were due to take place in Edinburgh on 6 and 7 May but dates and times for video calls will now be arranged individually to suit.

  • 2 June 2020
    Course, Legal

    An outline of some of the funding schemes, and avenues for support, open to Scottish publishers. Book your free place asap.

  • 3 June 2020
    Course, Workshop, Digital, Marketing

    Writing digital content continues to be a core skill in the rapidly changing area of digital marketing. This course will ensure that your web content is written in a style that works online and a tone that is just right for your readers.

  • 10 June 2020
    Course, Workshop, Editorial

    No previous knowledge is required for this one-day introduction to proofreading. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. The materials will be provided both on paper and digitally: students are welcome to bring their own laptops if they wish to do the exercises on screen.

  • 11 June 2020
    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.

  • 17 June 2020
    Course, Editorial

    This one-day course picks up where 'Introduction to Copy-editing' and 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended both those courses or are familiar with the methods and techniques they contain.

  • 30 June 2020
    Course, Legal

    This session deals with books and brands, publishing houses, merchandising, adaptions - how to protect your name, how to avoid stumbling into a dispute at home and abroad, and the five key things you need to consider when developing a brand. Book your free place asap.

  • 1 September 2020
    Course, Legal

    In this free session Scott Kerr covers what you can do, what you must do, and what you can't do, when dealing with personal data, such as customer and fan databases. Please note this session has been rescheduled to Tuesday 1 September 2020.

  • 2 September 2020
    Course, Workshop, Digital, Marketing

    Writing digital content continues to be a core skill in the rapidly changing area of digital marketing. This course will ensure that your web content is written in a style that works online and a tone that is just right for your readers.

  • 23 September 2020
    Course, Workshop, Editorial

    No previous knowledge is required for this one-day introduction to proofreading. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. The materials will be provided both on paper and digitally: students are welcome to bring their own laptops if they wish to do the exercises on screen.

  • 24 September 2020
    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.

  • 13 October 2020
    Course, Legal

    This session looks at what the law requires you to do, when working with the young or vulnerable, on books, in events, or through social media and other marketing initiatives. Book your free place.

  • 3 November 2020
    Course, Editorial

    This one-day course picks up where 'Introduction to Copy-editing' and 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended both those courses or are familiar with the methods and techniques they contain.