July 2021
Publishing Scotland Training
Hello

Welcome to the July training newsletter. Hopefully you have a summer break lined up or if you are reading this after one, hope you enjoyed it!

We are starting our autumn courses a bit earlier this year with an additional session of Marketing your freelance editorial business on 23 and 26 August. Our editorial tutors often get asked for advice on this so the course will cover what you need to get on the right track. The tutor is Denise Cowle who as well as tutoring and running her own editorial business is Marketing and PR Director for CIEP. Another new course running again is Editing for non-publishers. This course led by Cathy Tingle sold out quickly when we ran it earlier in the year.

We will be adding to the programme throughout the year. Please get in touch if you have any comments or suggestions.

Best wishes

Joan

Joan Lyle, 
Training and Information Manager, Publishing Scotland
TRAINING COURSES
Marketing your freelance business image
Marketing your freelance editorial business - NEW COURSE
23 and 26 August 2021: 14:00 to 16:00

One of our new courses for 2021, it is aimed at freelance editors and proofreaders who want to develop their marketing skills to promote their business but aren’t sure how to get started. It will be delivered via Zoom in two 2-hour sessions (one per day) on Monday 23 and Thursday 26 August 2021.

Fee: £100+VAT (all).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Wednesday 18 August 2021.
Introduction to Copy-editing
Introduction to Copy-editing
6, 9, 13 and 16 September 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

This course is suitable for people in the publishing industry, those who want to work in editing on a freelance basis, and anyone else who has responsibility for the presentation of written material. Some proofreading experience is desirable. It will be delivered via Zoom in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 6, Thursday 9, Monday 13 and Thursday 16 September 2021. It is eligible for 3 CIEP upgrade points.

Fee: £150+VAT (members); £200+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Wednesday 1 September 2021.
Introduction to Proofreading
20, 23, 27 and 30 September 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading course with regular tutor Denise Cowle. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. This course will be delivered via Zoom in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 20, Thursday 23, Monday 27 and Thursday 30 September 2021. It is eligible for 3 CIEP upgrade points.

Fee: £150+VAT (members); £200+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Wednesday15 September 2021.
Academic editing - NEW COURSE
4 and 7 October 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

This is a new course, aimed at people who work, or want to work, with academic texts. We would recommend that delegates understand the principles of copy-editing (eg have attended Introduction to Copy-editing or have copy-editing experience) before moving on to this more specialist course.

Fee: £100+VAT (members); £135+VAT (non-members)
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by midnight on Thursday 30 September 2021
Editing for non-publishers - NEW COURSE
11 and 14 October 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

New in 2021, this is aimed at people who don’t work in a publishing house but who work, or want to work, with documents that will be published in some form – for example newsletters, brochures, handbooks or websites. Two Zoom sessions of two hours (one per day) on Monday 11 and Thursday 14 October 2021.

Fee: £100+VAT (members); £135+VAT (non-members)
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by midnight on Friday 1 October 2021
OTHER COURSES

Opening the Book: Working in Audio/Digital: 14 July
One of Hachette UK’s series of free virtual events designed to demystify publishing. Register here.

Trading with the EU for small businesses: Business Gateway: 28 July 2021
This free webinar takes place from 10 am to 12 noon. Register here.

NFTS Scotland & The Glasgow School of Art: 6 and 13 July and 3, 17 and 31 August.
Artists Into Immersive | Immersive Creative Studio Labs. Free public masterclass programme with practitioners exploring cross art form collaborative practice.
EVENTS

Book and arts festivals are always great places for learning as well as pleasure. Here are some taking place in the next few months.

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SEPTEMBER
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

RSFS: Editor
Apply for this role by noon on Monday 5 July 2021.

Twig Education: Head of Editorial Services (Maternity Cover)
Apply for this fixed-term (12 months) position in Glasgow by 5pm on Monday 5 July 2021.

Bloomsbury Academic: Sales Manager
Apply by Monday 12 July 2021 for this full-time, permanent role as Higher Education Territory Manager (North of England and Scotland).

Scottish Book Trust: New Writers Awards 2022
Applications are now open until Wednesday 14 July 2021.

Village Storytelling Centre: Trustees
If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to play a part in driving this organisation forward, get in touch with them by 15 July.

Scottish Poetry Library: Service Development Co-ordinator (Scottish Gaelic)
Apply for this part-time, fixed term position by Friday 23 July 2021.

Witherbys and University of Stirling: Publishing Scholarship
Apply by Friday 30 July 2021 for the Witherbys scholarship for the MLitt in Publishing Studies (2021-22) at the University of Stirling.

Witherbys and Edinburgh Napier University: Publishing Scholarship
Apply by midnight on Saturday 31 July 2021 for the Witherbys scholarship for the MSc in Publishing (2021-22) at Edinburgh Napier University.

The Year of Stories 2022 Open Events Fund
VisitScotland has designated 2022 the Year of Scotland's Stories. Organisers of eligible events can apply by Thursday 12 August 2021 for individual grants of between £15,000 and £60,000.

Translation Fund round 1 of 2021/2022
International publishers are invited to apply by 20 August 2021 for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers. See more here.

Go-Digital Fund 2021
This fund supports Scottish publishers with digital projects or training. Apply by 5pm on 30 August. See more here.

National Library of Scotland: Fulbright Scholarship
This scholarship is open to United States scholars who should apply by Wednesday 15 September 2021.


For more information on these jobs and opportunities, see the Publishing Scotland website.

Bookcareers Job Club Initiative
As a direct response to the current employment situation caused by Covid-19, the bookcareers service is now running TWO job clubs: one for newcomers and one for publishing professionals. See the bookcareers website.

The Book Trade Charity
The Book Trade Charity may be able to provide grants for book trade people in need. For more information and to apply for grants or housing, see the Book Trade Charity website.
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