September 2021
Publishing Scotland Training
Hello

Welcome to the September training newsletter.

There's a definite whiff of autumn in the air now whether you mark the season's start meteorologically (1 September) or astronomically (23 September). This lovely time of year is full of good things including our training courses which are now well underway after the summer break.

Our next course is Editing for non-publishers in October. In 4 hours hours (split over 2 days) you'll learn how to apply the principles of copy-editing to your own work to get sharp, consistent, reader-friendly results. And you'll get tutor feedback on submitted texts.

Later in the year November is packed full of proofreading and copy-editing courses. Our September courses filled quickly so book now and don't miss out again.

Finally, one of Scotland's leading independent law firms is running a series of free webinars aimed at publishers so take a look at what they offer.

Best wishes

Joan

Joan Lyle, 
Training and Information Manager, Publishing Scotland
TRAINING COURSES (all are delivered via Zoom)
Editing for non-publishers - NEW COURSE
11 and 14 October 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

New in 2021, it's a short course for communications professionals who want to improve their newsletters, brochures, annual reports, webpages or any other text that has an audience. Through teaching, discussion, exercises and feedback, the tutor will get you to think about how to apply the principles of copy-editing to your own work to get sharp, consistent, reader-friendly results. 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
Further Copy-editing course
Further Copy-editing
1 and 4 November 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 1 and Thursday 4 November 2021) 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. It is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade training points.

Fee: £100+VAT (members); £135+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Thursday 27 October 2021.
Further Proofreading course
Further Proofreading
8 and 11 November 2021: 10:00 to 12:00

This 4-hour course (two Zoom sessions on Monday 8 and Thursday 11 November 2021) picks up where 'Introduction to Proofreading' left off. It assumes that delegates have attended that course or are familiar with the methods and techniques it contains. It is eligible for 2 CIEP upgrade training points.

Fee: £100+VAT (members); £135+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Wednesday 3 November 2021.
Introduction to Copy-editing
Introduction to Copy-editing
16, 18, 23 and 25 November 2021: 10:00 to 11:30

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. This course will be delivered online (Zoom) in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 November 2021.

Fee: £150+VAT (members); £200+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Wednesday 10 November 2021.
Introduction to Proofreading
29 November and 2, 6 and 9 December 2021: 10:00 to 11:30

No previous knowledge is required for this introduction to proofreading course. The emphasis is on practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts. This course will be delivered online (Zoom) in four 90-minute sessions (one per day) on Monday 29 November and Thursday 2, Monday 6 and Thursday 9 December 2021.

Fee: £150+VAT (members); £200+VAT (non-members).
Booking: register and pay on TICKET TAILOR by by midnight on Wednesday 24 November 2021.
Harper Macleod sessions
Harper Macleod webinar series 2021-22
Free webinars for publishers

Harper Macleod is one of Scotland's leading independent law firms. Partner Jamie Watt is an expert in publishing law and intellectual property generally. We are delighted that they are running this series of free webinars for Publishing Scotland members and other publishers.

The format is a talk on the subject with an opportunity to ask questions. Sometimes you don't know what you don't know and these sessions are ideal for keeping you on the right track. They're also great for just adding to your overall publishing and business knowledge.

Booking is open for the entire season of webinars:
Online courses from other providers
Including many free courses

See the Publishing Scotland website for a list of publishing training providers, business training and other online courses of interest.

Please let us know of any courses you've attended and found particularly useful.
Discussion round a laptop
EVENTS OF INTEREST

The Bookseller's Children's Conference: 20 to 23 September
This year’s virtual conference structure will run over four action-packed days covering the breadth and scope of the children’s book landscape. For programme and booking, see The Bookseller website.

Opening the Book Hachette UK: 5 Odtober
Sign up for these free, virtual events from Hachette UK aimed at demystifying publishing. The next one is on Working in Sales and takes place on Tuesday 5 October 2021. Register here.

IPG Autumn Conference: 3 November
The IPG Autumn Conference will take place in a hybrid capacity (London) and online. See the IPG website.

Futurebook 2021: 19 November
The Bookseller's annual publishing conference, will return with an in-person event in London, combined with a live-stream for attendees who wish to watch the sessions remotely. See The Bookseller website.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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Twig Education: Lead Content Editor
Apply by 5pm on Friday 24 September 2021 for this full-time position in Glasgow (office/homeworking hybrid).

Witherby Publishing logo: Marketing Assistant
Apply by Thursday 30 September 2021. Normal location Livingston - currently working from home.

Lomond Books recruitment: Sales Support
Apply for this position in Broxburn by Sunday 3 October 2021.

Bookspeed: Excel and Data Analyst - Sales Support
Apply asap for this full-time, permanent position in Edinburgh (temporarily remote).

FLB: Diary Production Editor
Apply asap for this position in Dalkeith.

The Lighthouse Children's Literacy Consultancy: Freelance Children's Editors
This specialist literary consultancy for writers of children's and Young Adult fiction is seeking to expand its pool of freelance editors.

Society of Young Publishers Scotland: Shadow Panel for Scotland's National Book Awards
Students, young publishers and anyone involved in books are invited to apply to be on one of four shadow panels. The deadline for applications has been extended to 11.59pm on Thursday 30 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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