Advanced Editing                 ED01

Duration: 2 days (bespoke courses available on request)

Price: Pricing

Take your editorial skills to the next level. This intensive two-day course is for people who already have some experience of editorial work, but who want to deepen their levels of technical knowledge and text handling. It also provides a forum for discussing some of the most stubborn or problematic issues in both development editing and copy-editing.

 

The day includes:

 

EVALUATING/DEVELOPING A MANUSCRIPT

  • Creating an author brief

  • Ensuring the right spec

  • Manuscript evaluation priorities

  • Special issues (libel, copyright, spotting plagiarism, cultural/racial themes)

  • Handling difficult authors

  • Copyright material and permissions

 

COPY-EDITING FOUNDATIONS

  • Difficult manuscripts – How much editing?

  • Improving the accuracy of your edit

  • Major style decisions and their implications (e.g. weights and measures, ranks and titles, organisations, italics and foreign languages)

  • Handling illustrations and picture sourcing

 

THE EDITOR AS WRITER

  • When should you rewrite?

  • How to improve text without losing the author’s voice

  • Writing publicity materials

 

EDITING TIPS

  • Effective use of Word

  • Mark up PDFs

  • Handover to design

  • Templates vs. tags

  • Handling freelance support

 

Because each publishing organization is individual, the exact course content is modelled on your specific requirements. To talk through your needs and pricing, call Chris McNab on 01792 324049 or e-mail at chris@colour-blue.co.uk

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