Book Editing

4.4
6 opinions
  • I enjoy coming to the LSP, there is a relaxed but serious atmosphere to the place. The presence of much modern at displayed on its wall make it LSP property feel like a place of culture and learning rather than a mere diploma factory. Staff are friendly and down-to-earth and seem to have genuine ‘seen it all’ in their respective industries. The courses that I have attended there have been comprehensive and interesting. I feel they have been good value for money.
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  • I am very happy with the course and feel confident applying my developed skills and knowledge as an editor.
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  • Well set up and delivered evening classes. Has helped me to learn., practise and develop the skills needed to further my editorial career.
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Training

In London

£ 530 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Training

  • Level

    Beginner

  • Location

    London

  • Class hours

    20h

  • Duration

    10 Weeks

Description

Start your career in the amusing world of publishing houses. You will learn editing and proofreading skills with this course.

The Book Editing course is a highly popular course, which has succeeded in providing an excellent base for the start of a career in publishing. The course is suitable for recent graduates, those changing career direction and those already in publishing and requiring refresher training.

The examination-based course is designed for those wishing to work in editorial and proofreading and those who work in books and related publishing. It concentrates on editing and proofreading skills and the techniques required in preparing text for publication. At the same time, the focus is expanded to include information about production, design, rights and other aspects of publishing.

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*Note that this course assigns homework each week. Homework consists of reading, small exercises and revision.

Facilities

Location

Starts

London
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69 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JS

Starts

On request

To take into account

Anyone who is looking to enter publishing, or looking to further their career progression. The focus is on developing skills by learning in a practical environment.

No prior experience required.

CPD Certificate

This is an industry led, practical, CPD approved certificated course that demonstrates that the delegate has invested in their learning and development, in key skills of book editing and proofreading.

You will be contacted by a course advisor who will send you general information on the course and start dates and how to book your place. You will be encouraged to contact us back, in order that we can answer specific questions and provide you with the details you are looking for.

Our entry requirements reflect the needs of the industry. The publishing industry is generally graduate entry, although there are exceptions and people with relevant experience within a commercial environment are welcome. We will accept non-graduates with a minimum of two years commercial experience. If in any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email. Graduates will have greater opportunities than non-graduates to secure a position, but experience and the training provided by LSP are also important in helping with employment prospects. For those who are non-graduates the courses can consolidate the training with commercial experience to enable a delegate to become more marketable. Please contact the Course Co-ordinator if you have any questions relating to entry.

The London School of Publishing offers some of the most up-to-date courses of their kind in the UK. Course contents are up-dated regularly and content reflects changes and developments occurring within the industry. None of our courses are run as distance learning. We firmly believe that course delegates training in areas of publishing learn new skills when being trained face-to-face with an expert tutor. The key advantages of following the LSP courses include: LSP has been established since 1984 and we continue to be one of the most recognised and well-respected training organisations in the country. Our courses provide comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the current publishing processes. We work closely with our tutors to ensure that key developments are implemented within the training. Detailed notes on each of the sessions are provided – with plenty of exercises given and homework set regularly. Course tutors are all working within their respective fields with many years of working and teaching experience. The courses have intellectual rigour and help course delegates develop specific publishing skills. The courses teach in a practical way – ensuring that course delegates are prepared for the demands of the industry and are ready to be employed within their respective fields. 09. What are the career outcomes once I have completed a course?

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Opinions

4.4
fantastic
  • I enjoy coming to the LSP, there is a relaxed but serious atmosphere to the place. The presence of much modern at displayed on its wall make it LSP property feel like a place of culture and learning rather than a mere diploma factory. Staff are friendly and down-to-earth and seem to have genuine ‘seen it all’ in their respective industries. The courses that I have attended there have been comprehensive and interesting. I feel they have been good value for money.
    |
  • I am very happy with the course and feel confident applying my developed skills and knowledge as an editor.
    |
  • Well set up and delivered evening classes. Has helped me to learn., practise and develop the skills needed to further my editorial career.
    |
100%
4.5
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Neil McNab

5.0
04/04/2016
What I would highlight: I enjoy coming to the LSP, there is a relaxed but serious atmosphere to the place. The presence of much modern at displayed on its wall make it LSP property feel like a place of culture and learning rather than a mere diploma factory. Staff are friendly and down-to-earth and seem to have genuine ‘seen it all’ in their respective industries. The courses that I have attended there have been comprehensive and interesting. I feel they have been good value for money.
What could be improved: No issues.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Tia Begun

4.5
04/04/2016
What I would highlight: I am very happy with the course and feel confident applying my developed skills and knowledge as an editor.
What could be improved: Nothing could be better.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Sanya Semakula

5.0
29/07/2015
What I would highlight: Well set up and delivered evening classes. Has helped me to learn., practise and develop the skills needed to further my editorial career.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Alessandra Greppi

4.0
29/07/2015
What I would highlight: It's a good course to get started.
What could be improved: I would have preferred more inclass activities.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Isabella Esposito

4.0
22/07/2015
What I would highlight: A great experience overall, hopefully just the first step of putting theory into practice with a career in publishing.
What could be improved: Exam should be marked by the tutor who held the course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Sachna Hanspal

4.0
01/07/2015
What I would highlight: I think the course provides a fantastic overview of publishing and a great refresher for those who have been working within publishing for several years but have used their copy-editing or proofreading skills for a while.
What could be improved: It is difficult to assess this as the trainers had different teaching skills.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Reviews gathered by Emagister & iAgora

Subjects

  • Proofreading
  • Editorial Skills
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriting
  • Book Publishing
  • Editorial
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Professional Writing
  • Proofing
  • Proofreader
  • Publisher
  • Publishing House
  • Publishing Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • House Style
  • Guide Style
  • Typography
  • Illustration

Teachers and trainers (1)

Jeff Davy

Jeff Davy

Editorial & Proofreading Tutor

Jeff Davy has worked in journalism and publishing for more than 40 years, and in publishing education and training for the last 30 years — for colleges and training bodies as well as major publishing companies. He has been a tutor at the London School of Publishing (LSP) since 1995. He has worked as an Editor, Publications Editor and Editorial Manager on a wide range of publications. He also jointly ran a consultancy advising companies on their internal/external communications and training policies. In 2001 Jeff received the School's award for his contribution to editorial training.

Course programme

Week 1: Introduction to the course
  • The role of the copy-editor
  • Copy (manuscripts) and proofs
  • Parts of a book
  • The impact of technology on the editorial process
  • How to work on copy
  • Introduction to copy-editing marks
You will learn:
  • Skills that aid the editorial process
  • The professional way to copy-edit text
  • Some key BSI marks to use in editorial
Week 2: English for copy-editors I
  • Using capitals and quotes
  • Introduction to House Style
  • Exercise: copy-editing
You will learn
  • How grammar and using quotations affect text
  • The importance of House Style
  • More BSI marks
Week 3: English for copy-editors II
  • Using hyphens and dashes; using apostrophes
  • Exercises: copy-editing
You will learn:
  • The difference between ‘en’ dash and ‘em’ dash and where to use them
  • How apostrophes change the meaning of a sentence
  • More BSI marks
Week 4: Typography and illustrations
  • Feedback on homework; discussion
  • Dealing with trademarks in copy
  • Introduction to typography
  • Handling illustrations
You will learn:
  • How copyrights and trademarks affect text
  • How typography changes the tone
  • How to manage illustrations in text
Week 5: Editorial production; media law
  • Feedback on homework; discussion
  • The role of the copy editor in production and how the copy editor relates to others in the production process
  • Typesetting and DTP systems
  • Media law: defamation and copyright
You will learn:
  • How to manage tasks
  • How using DTP systems improves editorial production
  • Choosing media that is right for the text
Week 6: How print production works
  • Feedback on homework; discussion
  • Repro/colour houses and printers
  • Print terminology
  • How offset lithography works
You will learn:
  • The options when choosing a printer and the different processes
  • How to make the printed text look and feel how you want it to
  • The benefits of using various printing operations
Week 7: Proofs and proofreading I
  • Types of proofs encountered by copy editors
  • Introduction to proofreading and the use of BSI proof correction marks
You will learn:
  • How to manage and cope with certain proofs
  • How BSI is useful, efficient, and why it is still used
Week 8: Proofs and proofreading II
  • Feedback on homework; discussion
  • Common problems in proofreading
  • Exercises: proofreading
You will learn:
  • The difficulties of proofreading and how to overcome them
  • Practice and building off of mistakes.
Week 9: Revision
  • Feedback on homework; discussion
  • Exercises: copy-editing and proofreading
You will learn:
  • To target areas that you might still find tricky before the exam
  • Last minute questions will be answered by the tutor
Week 10: Examination

Additional information

DISCOUNTS: ·   GROUP BOOKING - 20% off group booking for 3 or more people* from the same organisation. Code: Group20% ·   ALUMNI LOYALTY SCHEME - 20% off any course fee*. Code: Alumni20% ·   2 FOR 1 - bring a colleague, friend or family member for free* on the same course Code: 2for1 ·   FREELANCERS AND CHARITIES - 15% off any course fee*. Code: FCH15% * Offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Digital publishing courses are excluded.Terms and conditions apply.

Book Editing

£ 530 + VAT