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29 July 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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  • 23 August 2021
    Course, Workshop, Marketing

    This is a new course, 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 23 and Thursday 26 August 2021.

  • 31 August 2021
    Course, Business

    This free course for Publishing Scotland members has been designed to address the key issues that employers have told us they are facing in navigating the roadmap out of lockdown and getting back to the new normal. It will take place on Zoom from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

  • 6 September 2021
    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 6, Thursday 9, Monday 13 and Thursday 16 September 2021.

  • 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, Monday 27 and Thursday 30 September 2021.

  • 4 October 2021
    Course, Editorial

    This is a new course, aimed at people who work, or want to work, with academic texts. Two Zoom sessions of two hours (one per day) on Monday 4 and Thursday 7 October 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.

  • 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.

  • 15 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 Monday 15, Thursday 18, Monday 22 and Thursday 25 November 2021.

  • 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.