Commissioning and List Management

The definitive course for anyone who wants to learn how to build profitable lists.


Publishing in the Digital Age

Publishing in the Digital Age is an intensive three-day course for those with responsibility for new product development.


Introduction to Editorial Skills

A comprehensive introduction to key publishing skills.  

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 Introduction to Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading

May, June & July - Full    September - Spaces Available

 Progress in Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading 

Launches July 6th & 7th

Redefining the standard for editorial skills.

For the very first time, the PTC is offering new editors the opportunity to learn proofreading and copy-editing skills, on-screen and on paper, in tandem. These are also the first PTC Open Courses to offer PQB certification.

Introduction to Editorial Skills and Progress in Editorial Skills have been created in collaboration with some of the UK's major publishing houses, to offer a comprehensive introduction to modern publishing processes and the key publishing skills of copy-editing and proofreading. They include expert editorial advice and practice carrying out on-screen and paper-based editorial work in a range of different types of content, and for both print and digital output.

Each course offers a unique three-step blended learning approach that combines self-study, a two-day classroom group course, and assessment:
Step 1: Pre-course pack download. A self-study module providing a comprehensive introduction to the areas to be covered.This includes a starter quiz and exercises which put learning into practice straightaway.
Step 2: Two-day classroom course which includes feedback on the pre-course exercises, intensive workshops, further practice working on-screen and on paper, group work, and expert guidance from highly-experienced PTC tutors.
Step 3: PQB certified assessment by distance learning with a choice of assignments to be completed either on-screen or on paper. Comprehensive tutor feedback will be provided in order to further improve skills.

Full details of Introduction to Editorial Skills  and how to book can be found HERE and full details of Progress in Editorial Skills and how to book HERE


Short courses

Short, classroom based courses on everything from editing to digital publishing - find a full list of short courses here.

Online training

Our online training includes a grammar course and Understanding Book Publishing.

Distance learning

Study from home with our distance learning courses, which include Basic Proofreading, Basic Editing and Successful Editorial Freelancing.

In-Company training

In-company training could be for you if you need a number of people to be trained in one subject.

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