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05 April 2020

Further Copy-editing and Proofreading - November

3 November 2020

Date :   Tuesday 3 November 2020
Time:    9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Scott House, Edinburgh


About the course

This one-day course picks up where 'Introduction to Copy-editing' and 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended both those courses or are familiar with the methods and techniques they contain.

The day is divided into two:

1. Copy-editing

  • recognition and resolution of common copy-editing errors
  • handling complex texts, including references, illustrations and tables
  • editing to meet legal requirements and to ensure inclusivity
  • improving narrative while being respectful of and sympathetic to the author's 'voice' 

2. Proofreading (knowledge of the BSI symbols is an advantage)

  • checking a page proof for structure and layout
  • dealing with widows, and with changes that could affect pagination
  • collating the proof corrections of three other people and resolving their disagreements
  • checking a revised proof to see that all the corrections have been made properly - and no new errors introduced!


Who should attend?

The course is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge and some experience of these two disciplines.


Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

We are pleased to advise that CIEP has confirmed this course is eligible for 3 CIEP upgrade training points.



Cathy Tingle and Denise Cowle

Cathy is the tutor for the Introduction to Copy-editing courses on 25 March and 24 September 2020, and will lead the copy-editing element of this Further Copy-editing and Proofreading course.

Denise is the tutor for the Introduction to Proofreading courses on 24 March, 10 June and 23 September 2020. She will lead the proofreading element of this Further Copy-editing and Proofreading course.

Fees and booking

£200+VAT/£175+VAT early booking (PS and CIEP members); £280+VAT/£260+VAT early booking (non-members). Non-member registered charities get an additional £20 discount - use code CHARITY. For early booking, book by 22 September 2020.
Book online using the booking form. You will be invoiced and payment can be made by BACS or credit card.


Other courses

This course will also run on 17 June 2020. You may also be interested in: Introduction to Proofreading (18 March, 10 June and 23 September 2020) and Introduction to Copy-editing (11 June and 24 September 2020).