Advanced Copy-Editing

A practical course for experienced editors who want to hone their skills. Through complex exercises, you'll tackle a range of material that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency.


Learn how to...

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues that arise when working on multi-author reference works
  • identify the skills and knowledge that you need to handle complex texts with confidence
  • rewrite texts to avoid problems.

This course contributes to PUB 14 and PUB 19 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.


Who will benefit from this course?

Experienced editors, or those who have already attended The Publishing Training Centre’s Copy-Editing Skills course and then gained hands-on 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.


Your Tutor

Margaret Aherne has worked as a proofreader, copy-editor, project manager and tutor/mentor for clients such as Blackwell, Oxford University Press, Routledge and the Audit Commission. She is co-author of, and a tutor on, PTC’s Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning course. 

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Note that most of our short courses can also be run as In-company courses.

  • Dates: 17 September 2015, 11 February 2016, 14 September 2016
  • Duration: A one-day course
  • Price: £425+VAT
  • A number of discounts are available
  • Tags: Editing, Short Courses

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