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23 September 2020

Our training courses

Publishing Scotland runs about 20 publishing and business courses every year. We generally run several editorial 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.

Our courses will take place online until at least the end of 2020. We also have a selection of online courses from BookMachine and BIC who are offering discount rates to our members.

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  • 21 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. This course will be delivered online (Zoom) in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 21, Thursday 24, Monday 28 September and Thursday 1 October 2020. THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL but we are running it again in November.

  • 29 September 2020
    Course, Legal

    Employment Law Update webinar with Scott Milligan of Harper Macleod.

  • 29 September 2020
    Course, Metadata

    Publishing Scotland members can attend BIC's courses at Friends of BIC rates. Delegates of this course (which is provided as an online course in two half-day sessions on 29 and 30 September 2020) will gain a basic technical understanding of the various aspects of XML that are fundamental to an understanding of ONIX.

  • 26 October 2020
    Course, Metadata

    This course provides an introduction to Thema – the international subject classification scheme for the global book trade – explaining the need for such a scheme; its origins, development and uptake; its benefits across the trade; and the principles of implementing Thema in systems and product records. Publishing Scotland members can attend BIC's courses at Friends of BIC rates.

  • 2 November 2020
    Course, Editorial

    This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 2 and Thursday 5 November 2020) 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.

  • 3 November 2020
    Course, Metadata

    Publishing Scotland members can attend BIC's courses at Friends of BIC rates. This intensive training course (online course on two half-days Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 November 2020) introduces the ONIX standard and the essentials of producing, managing, and disseminating book metadata. It mixes the background and theory of metadata with real-world practice and guidance in an approachable but authoritative way.

  • 9 November 2020
    Course, Editorial

    This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 9 and Thursday 12 November 2020) 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 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. It is eligible for 3 CIEP upgrade training points. Four 90-minute Zoom sessions (one per day) on Monday 16, Thursday 19, Monday 23 and Thursday 26 November 2020.

  • 7 December 2020
    Course, Marketing

    Publishing Scotland members can get a 20% discount on this BookMachine course which takes place online 1pm to 2pm on Mondays 7, 14 and 21 December.