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24 January 2022

Becoming an Academic Editor

26 April 2022

Date :  Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 April 2022
Time:    10am to 12 noon (both days)
Format:  Online (Zoom)


About the course

This is a new course aimed at people who are moving into academic editing, particularly from an academic research background. Writing your own research paper, thesis or book is very different from editing other people's, and this course aims to help you make the transition from academic to editor.

Discussion includes:

  • Differences between academic research and academic editing
  • How copy-editing works: principles and process
  • Essential style points to establish
  • Anatomy of a journal article, thesis and book
  • Managing citations and references
  • How to get the best out of authors
  • Academic language and phrasing, and when and how to rephrase
  • Common problems in academic text and how to fix them
  • Tips for working like an editor
  • Resources for academic editors

At the end of the course you will be provided with a comprehensive delegate pack and a list of useful resources.

The course will be run on Zoom in two sessions of two hours each.



Cathy Tingle has many years' experience in academic and business publications. She trained in copy-editing and proofreading with Publishing Scotland under Margaret Aherne and is now an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP.


Fees and booking

£100+VAT (PS and CIEP members); £130+VAT (non-members). Discount for BookMachine members (25%) with discount code.

BOOK AND PAY for your place on Ticket Tailor. Booking closes at midnight on Wednesday 20 April 2022.


Other courses

You may also be interested in Introduction to Proofreading (May) and Introduction to Copy-editing (May).