Educational Publishing Project Management              PP02

Duration: 2 days (bespoke courses available on request)

Price: Pricing

This course delivers an in-depth working knowledge of managing projects within the unique field of educational publishing.


The course first establishes the core best-practice criteria for educational publications, then focuses on how to fulfil those criteria through the intelligent management of workflow, schedules and quality control. The course addresses key issues, such as setting product specifications, curriculum matching, assessing pedagogical content and satisfying the needs of external shareholders, such as Ministries of Education and exam boards. It also trains the delegates to handle the practical demands of a large, deadline-sensitive and often finely budgeted project, instructing them in how to avoid the pitfalls in the time–money–quality equation.


The course sessions include:


  • Project set-up and costing

  • Curriculum matching

  • Scheduling and process design

  • Setting up author/editor/assessment teams

  • Formats and layouts

  • Digital strategies and options

  • Creating author and editor briefs

  • Allocating personnel and managing freelancers

  • Working with designers and illustrators

  • Educational development editing

  • Working with foreign clients and understanding their cultural needs

  • Technologies – XML, Adobe InCopy etc.

  • Understanding the production and print process

  • Legal issues

  • Piloting and testing


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