A practical course for experienced editors who want to really hone their skills. Complex exercises tackle a range of material that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency.
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, or those who have already attended The Publishing Training Centre’s Copy-Editing Skills course and subsequently gained experience.
- Session 1
- Discussion: briefing
- Multi-author works
- Session 2
- Discussion: multi-author works
- Complexity 1: creating a table
- Complexity 2: linguistics
- Session 3
- Complexity 3: assigning structure
- Working on second editions
- What's the problem?
- Session 4
- Working with non-native English
- Rewriting workshop
- Final discussion/queries
Note that most of our short courses can also be run as In-Company events.