Publishing training and jobs
Training                                 September 2020
Hello

Welcome to our latest training newsletter. Most of us have been working - and getting training - from home now for six months. In Scotland at least, the situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Our courses will all be online for the rest of the year.

Booking is now open for our November courses: Further ProofreadingFurther Copy-editing and another session of Introduction to Copy-editing due to demand..

As well as our own courses, we are highlighting online courses being run by BookMachine (CAMPUS training courses) and BIC who run production, ebook and metadata courses.

We have some news of some jobs, other opportunities and events of interest.

Finally, the big news in publishing training is that the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) is to take over the running of the Publishing Training Centre (PTC). IPG will also seek to partner with other publishing organisations and we look forward to working with them. See the Press Release of 18 September 2020.

Best wishes

Joan

Joan Lyle,
Training and Information Manager, Publishing Scotland


Publishing Scotland online training courses
Further Copy-editing course
FURTHER COPY-EDITING
Monday 2 and Thursday 5 November 2020: 10 am to noon on each day

This 4-hour 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. This course attracts 2 CIEP upgrade points.
The non-member's fee is £135+VAT. There is a discount for BookMachine members. The fee for PS and CIEP members is £100+VAT. Book and pay on Ticket Tailor. 

Further Proofreading course
FURTHER PROOFREADING
Monday 9 and Thursday 12 November 2020: 10 am to noon on each day

This 4-hour 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 attracts 2 CIEP upgrade points.
The non-member's fee is £135+VAT. There is a discount for BookMachine members. The fee for PS and CIEP members is £100+VAT. Book and pay on Ticket Tailor.

Introduction to Copy-editing
INTRODUCTION TO COPY-EDITING
Monday 16, Thursday 19, Monday 23 and Thursday 26 November 2020: 10 am to 11.30 am on each day

This course filled quickly in September so we are running it again before the year ends. Led by regular tutor Cathy Tingle, it 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. This course attracts 3 CIEP upgrade points.
The non-member's fee is £200+VAT. There is a discount for BookMachine members. The fee for PS and CIEP members is £150+VATBook and pay on Ticket Tailor

A selection of other training and events of interest
We've compiled a list of online course providers and many of the courses are low-cost or free. Let us know if there are any others you'd recommend.
UK Children's Summit 2020
UK CHILDREN'S SUMMIT
Wednesday 23 September 2020

Exploring the world of non-fiction content for children: books & other media, This year's UK Children's Summit 2020, hosted by Nielsen Book and The London Book Fair, will now take place virtually on Wednesday 23 September. For details of the conference, see the Nielsen website
BIC training logo
BIC'S AN INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 November 2020: 1.30pm to 4.30pm each day

Aimed at those new to book production, this course with Heather O'Connell provides an interactive introduction to how books are made, looking at the whole process including repro, colour management, the different print and binding methods within the book industry, and the language used.
Fees: BIC Members £240 + VAT; Friends of BIC £285 + VAT; Non Members £325 + VAT.
For details and to book and pay, see  EventBrite. Booking closes on 11 November 2020.
BookMachine Publicity Dec2020
BOOKMACHINE - PRACTICAL PUBLICITY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR NEXT CAMPAIGN
Mondays 7, 14 and 21 December 2020: 1pm to 2pm each day

Interested in PR and marketing tips to help with the launch of your next title and how to implement some of the tried and tested strategies that increase buzz around a book pre-launch? Discover more in three one-hour sessions on Mondays 7, 14 and 21 December 2020 at 1pm.
For details and booking, see the BookMachine website.
Jobs and other opportunities
Kate Nash Literary Agency: Intern
Apply for this home-based, paid 3-month internship asap. The closing date is Wednesday 23 September 2020 or earlier if the right candidate is found.

Twig Education: Development Editor
Apply asap but no later than 5pm on Friday 2 October 2020 for this fixed-term (4 months) position.

SGSAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards
The initial deadline is 5 October 2020 for partner applications to put together proposals for Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhDs.

NLS: Board Members
Apply to become a trustee at NLS by Saturday 10 October 2020.

The Book Trade Charity: Chief Executive
Apply for this position by Monday 12 October 2020. The BTBS is based in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.

Literature House PhD Opportunity
Applications should be submitted by 5pm on 1 November 2020.

HarperNorth open days
Want to learn about publishing from one the UK's largest publishers? Apply for these virtual open learning days by the Manchester based division of HarperCollins.

For more details of these jobs and opportunities, see the Publishing Scotland website. 

BOOKING
For details of all our courses, see our website: www.publishingscotland.org/training

CONTACTS
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: joan.lyle@publishingscotland.org

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