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 Progress in Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading 

 Launches July 6th & 7th - places still available

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 and also PQB certification is included.

Progress in 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. 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.

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. 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 its companion course, 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

 The PTC provides a range of proofreading courses including self-study distance learning choices

Short courses

Short, classroom based courses on everything from proofreading courses and copy-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 proofreading courses and copy-editing course.  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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