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15 April 2021

Editing for non-publishers

10 May 2021

Date :  Monday 10 and Thursday 13 May 2021.
Time:    10am to 12 noon (both days)
Format:  Online (Zoom)


This course is now FULL. Email to join the waiting list.


About the course

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. 


Discussion includes:

  • Principles of copy-editing and how they can help any document
  • Using structure to make things clearer
  • What to check and how to check it
  • Achieving consistency in documents that have a number of contributors
  • Common problems in text, and how to fix them
  • Easy tips and tricks that professional copy-editors use.

Delegates will be asked to send in two samples of the sort of text they work on, or hope to work on, for tutor feedback and advice during the course.

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


Who shoud attend?

Anyone who produces documents and would like to improve them.



Cathy Tingle has many years' experience in academic and business publications. She formally 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); £135+VAT (non-members). Discount for BookMachine members (25%) with discount code.

BOOK AND PAY for your place at Ticket Tailor. Booking closes at midnight on Thursday 6 May 2021.


Other courses

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