Copy Editing (ED01) 

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Duration: 1 Day 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: 118a Kensington Church St. London W8 4BH
Price: £504

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Through a series of practical exercises, you will learn to approach the printed word in a more analytical and critical way, allowing you to spot errors quickly and have the confidence to rewrite everyday text into concise, precise and compelling editorial copy at high speed. 

Course Content

Introduction

  • Copy-Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Workflow from raw copy to published material

Spelling

  • Common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them
  • Proofreading techniques

Grammar

  • Common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them

Punctuation

  • Common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them
  • Proofreading techniques

House Style

  • What should a house style achieve?
  • Style guide components
  • How to establish and maintain a style guide
  • Essential typography

Elements of Style

  • Making dense copy easy to read
  • Making dry copy compelling to read
  • Writing catchy headlines, intros, captions
  • Rogues’ gallery: from clichés to mixed metaphors

Figures (Consistency)

  • Handling numbers within text copy
  • Statistics
  • Tables and graphs

Q & A

Assessment and Certificate:

Delegates will tackle hands-on exercises at the end of each section to cement their learning, and personal achievement will be assessed throughout the day. Certificates will be issued upon completion of the course.

Please contact us by phone on 0207 221 3399 or email: enquiries@publishing-school.co.uk 

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*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations

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Testimonials

The course was great, really helpful and it was a good reintroduction to copy editing.

— Chris Hawes | Editor, The Economist | Copy Editing

A useful introduction to the essentials of Copy-Editing. Plenty of tips to take back to work and apply!

— Jack Procter-Blain | Content Executive, Optimus Education | Copy Editing

The examples and exercises provided were great and really helpful! This was a very enjoyable course, which provided useful tips for now and the future!

— Marta Skorupinska | Senior Marketing Officer, The Oxford Bus Company | Copy Editing

The Copy-Editing course gave a really solid overview of how to identify errors and improve copy in many ways, which will be very useful in my career.

— Chloe Knight | 1000Heads/Senior Social Executive | Copy Editing

Excellent session, wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable trainers that made it fun. Fantastic course for any budding editor. I will recommend to all my colleagues.

— Leah Morton | Client Relations, Impact Factory | Copy Editing

I learnt many tips on copy editing and I feel more confident. The tutor was very interesting, patient and competent. I would definitely recommend this course.

— Laurene Gymere | University of Westminster, PR Officer | Copy Editing

The Copy-Editing course at LSPR was fantastic. The tutor was a great, knowledgeable, engaging and had a lot of useful hints and tips. I would highly recommend.

— Poppy Crispin | University of Westminster/Head of Communications | Copy Editing