Why Copy-Editing Skills is the ideal course for anyone looking to break into publishing…

When I left university I knew I wanted to work in publishing. I jumped straight in and got in touch with The Publishing Training Centre and luckily secured an internship. One attractive benefit of being an intern at The Publishing Training Centre is that you are allowed to attend a course of your choice. Having editorial work in mind, I chose Copy-Editing Skills, a three-day intensive course that covers everything you could possibly need to know about proofreading and copy-editing, which are two of the main duties of editorial assistants.

My tutor was really friendly and had such a breadth of knowledge and experience that I really felt as if they could answer any question. With relevant exercises and time to discuss explanations, I left the course feeling confident with BSI symbols and relieved that I was not the only person who was new to copy-editing. The lunch was great and a fantastic networking opportunity as I met lots of lovely people on the course who I’m sure I will bump into at future events.

I would highly recommend the course for anyone looking to learn the key skills needed to work in the editorial field or increase their confidence with tricky BSI symbols. Recent graduates and members of The Society of Young Publishers are eligible for discounts too – what a bonus!

More information on Copy-Editing Skills can be found at http://www.train4publishing.co.uk/guideto/editorial/skills.php or you can email publishing.training@bookhouse.co.uk.

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  1. Members and associates of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) are eligible for a discount on this excellent course too. They should check the members’ area of the SfEP website for details.

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