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28 November 2020

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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  • 3 December 2020
    Course, Digital, Social Media

    In partnership with Publishing Scotland, Scottish Enterprise is delivering a FREE bespoke session for companies wishing to grow their business to a wider audience. As a result of attending this interactive Masterclass you will gain a deeper understanding of how to utilise SEO and social media to build your international sales. The masterclass runs from 9.30am to 1pm on Thursday 3 December 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.

  • 25 January 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 25 and Thursday 28 January, and Monday 1 and Thursday 4 February 2021.

  • 15 February 2021
    Course, Workshop, 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 15, Thursday 18, Monday 22 and Thursday 25 February 2021.

  • 1 June 2021
    Course, Workshop, 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 Tuesday 1, Thursday 3, Monday 7 and Thursday 10 June 2021.

  • 14 June 2021
    Course, Editorial

    This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 14 and Thursday 17 June 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.

  • 21 June 2021
    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.