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Copy-Editing and Proof Reading

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Event Date
26th Oct 2017
Time
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Price
£475.00 + VAT
Members Price
£365.00 + VAT
Speaker(s)
Steve Knight
Location
Central London

Details

This course offers plenty of practical sessions in commissioning stories, handling author expectations, correcting stories, proofreading, editing and writing headlines to develop confidence in these skills.


Outline

Story correcting (what to watch out for, practical session); rewriting (when to rewrite and how to do it); cutting to length (practical session - one of the editor's most vital skills); style points (newspaper and magazine conventions); the difference between news and features (discussion session); headlines (what size and fit is important, use of capitals); keeping control (tips to make sure you run the show); deadlines (how to work them out, and more importantly, stick to them); proofreading (practical session); and more.
 
Objectives

 
  • how to develop positive relationships with writers
  • understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • building confidence by know the key things to watch out for when story editing
  • knowing when to sub-edit, when to rewrite and when to reject stories
  • understanding how people 'read' the comms they are sent
  • understanding how major proofreading errors occur and how to avoid them
 
Delegate feedback
 
"First class! Thought provoking, well paced and very enjoyable day. Steve was flexible in changing exercises around to meet the delegates' needs."
 
"I really appreciated this flexible, tailored approach rather than the 'one size fits all' of many courses. Steve had so many real-life examples and anecdotes - it's a much more interesting way to learn!"
 
"An interesting and thought-provoking experience. The tutor expertly led us through some tricky exercises, hosted lively discussions and recounted some interesting anecdotes. Some good lessons learned quickly and effectively."
 
 "Good use of exercises. Particularly valuable for those, like me, new to this and needing advice on how to get started."
 
 "A good eye-opener into the pitfalls - many and varied - of sub-editing and proofreading."

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