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18 October 2019

Introduction to Copy-editing - November

7 November 2019

Date :   Thursday 7/11/19
Time:    9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Scott House, Edinburgh

 

About the course

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.

 

Discussion includes:

  • Who's who in the typical publishing process, and your role as a copy-editor
  • 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:

  • Mark-up, coding and author queries
  • 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 punctuation

 

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.

 

SfEP

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

 

Tutor

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 Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

 

Fees and booking

£200+VAT/£175+VAT early booking (PS and SfEP members); £280+VAT/£260+VAT early booking (non-members). Non-member registered charities get an additional £20 discount. Book by 10 October 2019 to get early booking discount.

Book online using the booking form. You will be invoiced and payment can be made by BACS or credit card.

 

Other courses

You may also be interested in Introduction to Proofreading on 6 November 2019.