Making sure your words are ready to publish has never been more important
Copy-Editing Skills is a three day course that focuses on key editorial activities, including a thorough explanation of how to use the BSI standard marks for copy preparation. You will be given the opportunity to practise using these symbols on a variety of texts. You will also receive detailed instruction on the correct use of frequently misunderstood features, such as italic text and quotation marks. Advice is also offered on tricky editorial problems, like notes, bibliographies and figures.
The majority of the exercises focus on one particular skill each, but incorporate other incidental errors, mimicking real life copy-editing work. The final day’s consolidation exercises bring together everything you have learnt.
There are no definitive answers in copy-editing, but you will come away with sample exercises marked-up by an experienced editor, a full set of the exercises used throughout the course, and handouts on key areas such as copyright, terminology, notes and references.
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- utilise the core skills of copy-editing on various different styles of text
- correctly apply the BSI copy-editing symbols on a variety of texts
- appreciate how the copy-editor’s role fits within the publishing process.
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From January 2014 the PTC has new locations for the Open Courses.
We are using these venues for most of the non-residential Open Courses
Short, classroom based courses on everything from editing to digital publishing - find a full list of short courses here.