May 2021
Publishing Scotland Training
Hello

Welcome to the May training newsletter. We hope it finds you well and inspired to learn some new skills!

As well as news of our next courses - Introduction to Proofreading, Further Copy-editing and Further Proofreading - we have a round up of other events of interest and jobs in the book world.

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
Introduction to Proofreading
1, 3, 7 and 10 June 2021

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 online in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Tuesday 1, Thursday 3, Monday 7 and Thursday 10 June 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 26 May 2021.
Further Copy-editing course
Further Copy-editing
14 and 17 June 2021

This course picks up where 'Introduction to Copy-editing' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended this course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains. Because this course will be run online (on Zoom) in two separate sessions, there will be a chance for delegates to submit an assignment to the tutor after the first session in order to receive one-to-one feedback and advice. It is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade points.

Fee: £100+VAT (members); £135+VAT (non-members)
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by midnight on Wednesday 9 June 2021
Further Proofreading course
Further Proofreading
21 and 24 June 2021

This course picks up where 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended this course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains. This course will be delivered online in two sessions (one per day). It is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade points.

Fee: £100+VAT (members); £135+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by midnight on Wednesday 16 June 2021.
More courses

Booking is also open for

We post our courses on the PS website as soon as they are open for booking.

See also our round up of free and paid-for online training courses.
SCOTTISH BOOKS LONG WEEKEND
FREE EVENTS 10 TO 13 JUNE

Publishing Scotland and Books From Scotland have launched their brand new virtual book weekender, The Scottish Books Long Weekend, which will run digitally from Thursday 10 June to Sunday 13 June 2021. It celebrates some of the brilliant literary work and talent available in Scotland: fiction, non-fiction, educational, illustration, publishing and more. See the full programme here.

It also includes some events with a focus on learning and careers:
  • Learning Through Lockdown: The Impact of Coronavirus on Education in Scotland - Saturday 12 June 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Get your free ticket here.
  • So You Want to Get Into Publishing? Talking Roles - Saturday 12 June 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Get your free ticket here.
Leading the Way guide from BookMachine
LEADING THE WAY
A New Guide for Publishing Professionals from BookMachine

In this free guide, six influential contributors have come together to share their tips and advice about what successful leadership looks like to them.
It's been designed to help mid-level publishing professionals understand how successful leaders have achieved success and gain tangible insights that they can apply to their career – no matter if they are currently in a leadership position, or will be one day. It’s also a valuable insight for anyone new to publishing. Download Leading the Way here.
EVENTS

Some online events in the next couple of months.

AYE WRITE!: 14 TO 23 MAY
Aye Write is back for 2021! After having to postpone 2020's event due to Covid-19, Glasgow's annual book festival will make its online debut this May. For the full programme and to book, see the Aye Write! website.

OPEN THE DOOR: 20 TO 22 MAY
Scotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its fifth edition! This year they’ll be inviting the world to Open the Door again, as they host the festival entirely online. See Glasgow Women's Library website.

ULLAPOOL BOOK FESTIVAL: MAY TO AUGUST
In trying as much as possible to bring author and chair together in the same place to be filmed rather than the session being recorded over Zoom, this book festival is having to stretch its schedule. It usually runs in May but this year the first event will be in May and others will take place throughout late spring and summer. See the Ullapool Book Festival website.

SCOTTISH BOOKS LONG WEEKEND: 10 TO 13 JUNE
Estelle Maskame, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Ewan Morrison, Donald S Murray, Janis Mackay and Kate Milner are just some of the talented book people taking part in these free events. See the full programme here.

THE BOOKSELLER MARKETING + PUBLICITY CONFERENCE: 14 to 17 JUNE
This virtual conference runs over four days, with presentations in the morning and interactive case studies and panels in the afternoon. See The Bookseller website.

XPONORTH 2021 ONLINE CONFERENCE: 16 AND 17 JUNE
A host of leading regional, national and international voices will discuss the key themes impacting and shaping the creative, digital and heritage sectors. See the XpoNorth website.

DALLOWAY DAY 2021: 16 JUNE
The Royal Society of Literature’s fourth annual celebration of Virginia Woolf will take place online on Wednesday 16 June. For the full programme and to book, visit the RSL website.

INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK: 19 TO 26 JUNE
Independent Bookshop Week seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and face painting! Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with them. See the IBW website.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Twig Education: Content Editors
Apply by 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021 for these full-time, fixed-term contracts in Glasgow (currently working from home).

Mo Siewcharran Prize 2021
Submissions will be open until Sunday 23 May at 11.59am for this prize to help discover unpublished fiction writers from Black, Asian and Marginalised Ethnic backgrounds.

Acair: Manager
Apply for this position at Stornoway-based Acair by Monday 24 May 2021.

Edinburgh University Press: Managing Desk Editor
Apply for this permanent, part-time (3 days per week) position by 5pm on Monday 24 May 2021.

Scottish Book Trust: Early Years Digital Content Coordinator
Apply by 9am on Monday 24 May 2021 for this permanent, full time position in Edinburgh.

Scots Scriever
This Orkney-based freelance residency is for a fixed term of 12 months. Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 24 May 2021.

Canongate Books: Editorial & Rights Intern
Apply by 23:59 on Thursday 27 May 2021 for this 12-month internship in Edinburgh. This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries.

Canongate Books: Sales & Campaigns Intern
Apply by 23:59 on Thursday 27 May 2021 for this 12-month internship in Edinburgh or London. This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries.

Sandstone Press: Internship
Apply for this short internship by Friday 28 May 2021.

404 Ink: Internship
Apply for this paid remote in(k)ternship by 5pm on 31 May 2021.

Push the Boat Out: Program Producer
Apply for this freelance contract by 5pm on Monday 31 May 2021.

Literature Alliance Scotland: Chair
Apply by midnight on Friday 4 June 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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