Commissioning and List Management

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


Copy-Editing Skills

This three-day course gives you a firm foundation in the core skills of copy-editing.


Publishing in the Digital Age

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

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One day in June to think "International" - dateline - June 17th - location - West One, Portland Place, London.

Publishing for International Markets

Publishers, Commissioning Editors and Editors must learn how to be effective when publishing for international markets by avoiding the common pitfalls and issues that can be a barrier to success. The course covers the strategic decision making process behind entering international markets and the key practical elements essential for success.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course delegates will:
- Know the differences between commissioning for UK markets, versioning UK content and commissioning specifically for international markets
- Understand how to conduct market research and focus products on their target markets
- Appreciate the need for cultural and religious sensitivity

Who will benefit from this course?

Publishers, Commissioning Editors, and Editors working on international products, or considering taking their lists into the international market. Delegates should have responsibility for a list or lists, or be imminently ready to start such responsibility.

Full details and how to book  here

PTC office relocation

On Monday December 16th our physical address changed but all our other communication details remain the same. The new address is -

The Publishing Training Centre
Crowne House
56-58 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1UN
From January 2014 the PTC has new locations for the Open Courses.
We are using three venues for the non-residential Open Courses
- DV West-One on Portland Place W1
- Crowne  House - as above
- Happy Computers - near Aldgate E1
Commissioning and List Management - our flagship, 4-day residential course is staying at Milton Hill House near Didcot

Training Directory

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View an online version of our 2014/15 training directory (opens in a new window).

Download a PDF version of our Training Directory.

The Directory gives details of all the courses we are planning to run in 2014. Consult the website for the courses being run September to December 2013

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, Copy-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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