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.
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.