This course is designed for editors who have some experience and who wish to extend their skills and knowledge. It tackles a range of complex material that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency. The course is exercise-based so that you learn through practice as well as discussion.
One exercise involves looking at the proofs of the material to see how the resolution of copy-editing difficulties has worked in practice and another involves discussing the requirements of the job for a textbook that is being prepared for a second edition.
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues that arise when working on multi-author reference works
- identify the existing skills and knowledge that you can use to tackle complex texts with confidence
- rewrite texts to avoid problems.
Who will benefit from this course?
Experienced editors and those who have already attended The Publishing Training Centre’s Copy-Editing Skills training course, or a similar programme.
- Multi-author works
- Different editorial styles
- Different approaches to presentation
- Making bibliographical information uniform
- Ensuring clarity of presentation
- Creating a table
- Assigning structure
- Working on second editions
- Technical and procedural requirements of the job
- Exercise: did the copy-editing mark-up create or resolve problems for the typesetter?
- What’s the problem?
- Working with non-native English
- Delegates are invited to bring along their own examples for discussion
- How should they have said it? Rewriting workshop
- Common grammatical errors
- Ways to clarify ambiguity
- Avoiding unwelcome nuance, innuendo, anachronism, parochialism, sexism and other unacceptable usages – and howlers!
- Questions and discussion.
Note that most of our short courses can also be run as in-company events.
- Dates: 24 September 2013
- Duration: A one-day course
- Price: £385+VAT
- A number of discounts are available