Sub-Editing

WC09

2 Days: 10:30am - 3:30pm

May be subject to minor time alterations

CPD Accredited Advanced Certificate

£670

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Course Overview

The two-day Sub-Editing certified 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

  • To sub-edit copy text
  • To understand the editorial workflows
  • Brush up on grammar 
  • To utilise house styles and guides     
  • To write headlines and captions   
  • To get up to speed on copyright issues 
  • To apply correction marks  
GETTING STARTED
  • What is sub-editing?
  • Editorial copy workflows
  • Tips for checking your own writing
  • Fundamentals of English grammar
STYLE AND CONSISTENCY
  • Tips on punctuation and spelling
  • Aspects of writing style
  • Using a style guide
NEWS AND FEATURES
  • How to write and edit news stories
  • Sub-editing feature copy
  • Writing good headlines, intros, captions and more
MEDIA LAW FOR SUBS
  • Defamation and libel
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Social media and reader engagement    
SUB-EDITING FOR PRINT
  • 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: 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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