Introduction to Copy-editing - June
8 June 2020
Date : Mondays 8 and 15 June 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm
Format: Virtual (Zoom)
About the course
During the current crisis, we will be running this course
online. We will deliver the course over two days, with a total of 6
hours of online time, including short exercises for people to do on
their own. We hope this will help with people working shorter or
more flexible hours, and with other commitments.
The online delivery platform is Zoom which many people will be
The copy-editor is the vital link between author, publisher,
typesetter and reader, and ensures that written material is clear,
accurate and correct; that everything is there, and in the right
place; that no part of the text contradicts another part; that
nothing in the text will create legal or inclusivity problems; and
that the copy is thoroughly prepared for trouble-free typesetting.
Good copy-editing is invisible - the reader is free to concentrate
on content without being distracted by errors of fact, internal
inconsistencies, ambiguities, grammatical slips that obscure the
meaning, or howlers of phrasing.
- Who's who in the typical publishing process, and your role as a
- Who does the copy-editor work for?
- Types of copy, types of copy-editing
- Ensuring inclusive language and legal compliance
- Grammar and punctuation for copy-editors
- Tips and tricks to help ensure accuracy and consistency
Exercises deal with:
- Author queries and amending text
- Style guides and style sheets
- Lists of all types
- Illustrations: identifying and labelling; positioning in the
text; captions and credits
- Preparing accompanying documentation for the publisher
- Improving poor writing in terms of clarity, grammar and
Who should attend?
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.
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 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
Fees and booking
£150+VAT (PS and CIEP members); £200+VAT
BOOK AND PAY for your place through Ticket
Tailor. Booking will close at midnight on Thursday 4 June
If you have any queries about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course also runs on 24 September 2020. You may also be
interested in Introduction to Proofreading (26 May and 2 June and 23 September 2020) and Further
Copy-editing and Proofreading (3 November 2020).