May 19 & 20
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. This is also the first PTC Open Course to offer PQB certification.
Introduction to Editorial Skills has 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. It includes 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.
The 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. Includes a self-study module providing a comprehensive introduction to: publishing workflows; copy-editing and proofreading on-screen and on hard copy; and BSI standard marks for proof correction, and exercises to complete.
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.
Short, classroom based courses on everything from editing to digital publishing - find a full list of short courses here.