Copy Editing

WC07

1 Day: 10:30am - 3:30pm

May be subject to minor time alterations

CPD Accredited Certificate

£680

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Course Overview

The 1-day practical Certified Copy Editing course will help you gain the specific knowledge and practical skills needed to copy edit, proofread and rewrite to a high standard, whether your work is in a communications role or within the publishing industry. The Copy Editing course is suitable for anyone required to produce high-end content. The training will help you to approach content analytically and critically, allowing you to spot errors quickly and have the confidence to rewrite the everyday text into concise, precise, and compelling editorial copy at high speed.

The Copy Editing course will cover the basics of copy editing, including the difference between proofreading and editing. Learn the flow of a copy editor from start to end whilst focusing on essential aspects of the role, such as grammar, spelling, and common mistakes in punctuation.

The course covers how to work to a house style, essential typography, and working with figures. Gain a full understanding of writing compelling copy, interesting headlines, and producing content that works.

Course Details

  • Introduction to Copy Editing
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Elements of Style
  • House Style
INTRODUCTION TO COPY EDITNG:
  • Copy-Editing and writing techniques for effective communications  
  • Workflow from raw copy to your final product 
SPELLING
  • Spotting and avoiding common mistakes and tricky spelling
  • Awkward challenges and how to overcome them 
GRAMMAR
  • Spotting and avoiding common mistakes and re-visiting tricky grammar
  • Awkward challenges and how to overcome them
PUNCTUATION
  • Spotting and avoiding common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and spot them 
ELEMENTS OF STYLE
  • Making dry, dense copy easy and interesting to read 
  • Writing catchy headlines, intros, captions and avoiding clichés 
HOUSE STYLE
  • Components of a house style guide and its benefits 
  • How to establish and maintain a clear style guide

The course is suitable for proofreaders looking to enhance their freelancing opportunities, those within publishing houses, working in communications, content producers, or those who have done some editing work but lack formal training.

LSPR Professional Development Certificate. The Certificate is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service: http://www.cpduk.co.uk

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Our Happy Clients

I very much enjoyed this course. It included everything I wanted to know… I only wish it lasted longer!

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Makenzie Dougall

Copy Editor

The course has grounded me in a better understanding of the industry processes and interdependencies.

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Sydney Radclyffe

Editor

Really enjoyed the session! Great to be learning from such well-informed professionals who have a great experience to share.

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Director

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