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Training                                          May 2020

Welcome to our latest training newsletter and the first since our lives changed so dramatically. We hope you are well and coping with the situation you find yourself in.

For some people now is a good time to think about improving skills or learning new ones for the future. So we are pleased to let you know that three of our regular tutors - Denise Cowle, Cathy Tingle and Hilary Phillips - have been making all the necessary changes to run courses online. They'll be using Zoom (which many of you are familiar with) and each course will be split over two days.

Introduction to Proofreading will run on 26 May and 2 June, Introduction to Copy-editing on 8 and 15 June, and Writing Digital Content on 17 and 18 June. CIEP has confirmed that 3 points will be awarded for the proofreading and copy-editing courses as usual. And we're offering the courses at a lower rate (£150+VAT for PS and CIEP members, and £200+VAT for non-members). Places are limited so book as soon as possible.

We are aiming to run more online courses soon (including one on ebooks) so please let us know if you have any suggestions for courses.

Our next newsletter will have more details of masterclasses, talks and other events we have in the pipeline but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible about the May/June online courses so this newsletter is a bit shorter than usual.

Best wishes


Joan Lyle,
Training and Information Manager,  Publishing Scotland

Tuesdays 26 May and  2 June 2020: 10am to 1pm on each day

Tutor Denise Cowle provides an introduction to an important skill that's essential for anyone dealing with the written word. The non-member's fee is £200+VAT and the member's fee is £150+VAT.
For details and to book, see the Publishing Scotland website.
Copyediting course
Mondays 8 and 15 June 2020: 10am to 1pm on each day

This course led by Cathy Tingle 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. The non-member's fee is £200+VAT  and the member's fee is £150+VAT. 
For details and to book, see the Publishing Scotland website.
Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June 2020: 10am to 1pm on each day 

Writing digital content continues to be a core skill in the rapidly changing area of digital marketing. This course with tutor Hilary Phillips is designed to ensure that your web content is written in a style that works online and a tone that is just right for your readers. 
The non-member's fee is £200+VAT and the member's fee is £150+VAT. 
For details and to book, see the  Publishing Scotland website.
A selection of other online training and events of interest
We'll be compiling a list of selected courses that we'll showcase on our website but in the meantime here are just a few of the courses and events available.

See also other providers of publishing training including ALPSP, BIC, BookMachine, Imago, PTC and  CIEP.

For details of all our courses and to book, see our website:

Please contact Joan Lyle, Training and Information Manager, for more information about our courses, in-house training, or with your suggestions for and comments on our publishing training.
E:    T: 0131 228 6866

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