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4 hours
340.28 - 408.33 GBP excl. VAT
English
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 21/05/2021 10:30 - Online courses
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Course description

Copy Editing

The 1 day Copy Editing certificated course is highly practical, very thorough and specific in its content and delivery.

Through a series of practical exercises, you will learn to approach the printed word in a more analytical and critical way, allowing you to spot errors quickly and have the confidence to rewrite everyday text into concise, precise and compelling editorial copy at high speed.

The course will cover the basics of copy editing, the flow of work from start to end, grammar, tricky spelling, common mistakes in punctuation, working to house style, essential typography, writing compelling copy, interesting headlines and working with figures.

The Copy Editing course is suitable for anyone who is a proofreader looking to enhance their freelancing opportunities, someone within a publishing house, or working in communications and producing content, or if you are someone who has some editing work but lack formal trainin

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Copy Editing course is suitable for anyone who is a proofreader looking to enhance their freelancing opportunities, someone within a publishing house, or working in communications and producing content, or if you are someone who has some editing work but lack formal training.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

AWARD

CPD-Approved LSPR Professional Development Certificate: Copy Editing. The Certificate is awarded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The Copy Editing course will provide you with the specific knowledge and practical skills needed to work successfully as a copy-editor in the publishing industry, in-house in your organisation, working in communications and needing to produce high end content and beyond.

Training Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO:

  • Copy-Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Workflow from raw copy to published material

SPELLING

  • Common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them
  • Proofreading techniques

GRAMMAR

  • Common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them

PUNCTUATION

  • Common mistakes
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them
  • Proofreading techniques

HOUSE STYLE

  • What should a house style achieve?
  • Style guide components
  • How to establish and maintain a style guide
  • Essential typography

ELEMENTS OF STYLE

  • Making dense copy easy to read
  • Making dry copy compelling to read
  • Writing catchy headlines, intros, captions
  • Rogues’ gallery: from clichés to mixed metaphors

FIGURES (CONSISTENCY)

  • Handling numbers within text copy
  • Statistics
  • Tables and graphs

Q & A

Why choose London School of Public Relations

Founded in 1992

All courses taught by industry experts

Practical, discussion based learning.

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London School of Public Relations

London School of Public Relations

Since 1992 the London School of Public Relations (LSPR) has been training aspiring and existing PR professionals to help them progress their careers in public relations and related roles. The school offers a range of practical, intensive, tailored and engaging training...


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118A Kensington Church Street
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