You can change an author’s file on-screen relatively easily – but editing it efficiently and effectively requires more skill and specialist knowledge.
Through a series of hands-on exercises, this course shows you how to make on-screen editing a more efficient process, improving the speed and quality of your work. You'll learn 'best practice' in preparing files for importing into typesetting programs. And you'll also learn how to find the best resources on the internet.
Every student will have sole use of a computer with all relevant software. The basic techniques are applicable to all platforms.
Learn how to...
- edit efficiently on-screen
- prepare files in the best form for typesetting
- create macros to ‘clean’ files automatically
- flag changes to files electronically
- customise Word for editing.
This course contributes to PUB 19 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.
Who will benefit from this course?
Editorial staff and freelancers who use Word to edit text on-screen or who brief others to edit on-screen. This course is focused on teaching you how to edit on-screen, not what to edit. If you're a beginner, you would benefit from attending Introduction to Editorial Skills first.
Introduction to macros
Preparation for on-screen editing
Assessing the job
Templates, styles and codes
Viewing the document
Find and replace
On-screen mark-up (Track Changes)
Note that most of our short courses can also be run as In-company courses.
- Dates: 15 March 2016, 23 May 2016, 07 September 2016, 15 November 2016
- Duration: A one-day course
- Price: £425+VAT
- A number of discounts are available