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CPD Accredited Advanced Certificate


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Course Overview

The two-day Sub-Editing certified short course will train you in the fundamental techniques of editing, subbing, and proofreading of copy text into precise and highly readable stories, as demanded by content publishers. The Sub-Editing course is aimed at a broad range of participants, from sub-editors, bloggers, communications professionals to journalists who require practical and skills-focused training.

You will learn how to approach written copy critically and reshape it into compelling editorial content that people will want to read. Focusing on practical exercises and using real-world examples, the course also focuses on the different sub-editing approaches required for various types of material. It explains the distinctive subbing methods demanded by print and online media.

Course Details

  • Sub-edit copy text
  • Understand the editorial workflows
  • Brush up on grammar 
  • Utilise house styles and guides     
  • Write headlines and captions   
  • Get up to speed on copyright issues
  • Apply correction marks  
  • What is sub-editing?
  • Editorial copy workflows
  • Tips for checking your own writing
  • Fundamentals of English grammar
  • Tips on punctuation and spelling
  • Aspects of writing style
  • Using a style guide
  • How to write and edit news stories
  • Sub-editing feature copy
  • Writing good headlines, intros, captions and more
  • Defamation and libel
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Social media and reader engagement    
  • Understanding how people read
  • Fitting copy to a fixed space
  • Fundamentals of typography
  • Essential correction marks

It is if you are involved in producing professional content and want to equip yourself with the core skills required to edit news stories, features, blogs, and more to professional standards.

You will learn how to approach written copy critically and reshape it into compelling editorial content that people will want to read.

LSPR Professional Development Advanced Certificate. The Advanced Certificate is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service:

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Course Dates

  • Tuesday 12th December 2023 (In-Person)
  • Tuesday 16th  January 2024 (In-Person)
  • Tuesday 30th  January 2024 (Online)
  • Tuesday 13th February 2024 (In-Person)
  • Tuesday 27th  February 2024 (Online)

Offers and Concessions

The charity rate is a 15% discount.
Use code CHARITY15 to get 15% off your booking.
The group rate is a 15% discount for groups of 3.
Use code GROUP15 to get 15% off your booking.
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Course Options

All of our short courses are designed to be flexible to your needs and demands

Online and In-Person

All of our short courses can be taken live online or in-person at our Notting Hill centre.

Team Training

Book your team onto one of our scheduled short courses where they will learn alongside other professionals, or book a customised private course with our assistance.

Tailored Programs

Need a course specific to your needs? We can tailor our short courses to fit with your specifications.

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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


The course was really enjoyable and informative, and it was really helpful to gain a more formal understanding of grammar rules and editing techniques.

Louise Jarrold

Publishing Executive

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