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Training                                          June 2020

Welcome to our latest training newsletter. 

Since our last newsletter, we've completed our first online courses. While we hope that we will be able to run face-to-face courses again before too long, we have heard from some delegates that online delivery means they can access courses that they wouldn't be able to otherwise. We will therefore aim to continue running online courses and expand what we can offer..

We still have places on our Writing Digital Content course on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June. Booking closes on Sunday 14 June. We've just opened booking for September's proofreading and copy-editing courses and already have some sign-ups so don't delay.

As well as our own courses, we'd like to highlight those being run by our friends at BookMachine. 

Best wishes


Joan Lyle,
Training and Information Manager,  Publishing Scotland

Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June 2020: 10 am to 1 pm 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. BookMachine members get a discount on the non-member rate with the BookMachine discount code.
For details, see the  Publishing Scotland website. Book and pay via Ticket Tailor.
Monday 7, Thursday 10, Monday 14 and Thursday 17 September: 10 am to 11.30 am on each day

Tutor Denise Cowle provides an introduction to an important skill that's essential for anyone dealing with the written word. 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+VAT.
For details, see the Publishing Scotland website, Book and pay via Ticket Tailor.
Copyediting course
Monday 21, Thursday 24, Monday 28 September and Thursday 1 October 2020: 10 am to 11.30 am 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. 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+VAT.
For details, see the  Publishing Scotland website,  Book and pay via  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. See our website. Let us know if there are any others you'd recommend.

We don't run any courses in July as that is peak holiday season with Scottish schools closed. But this year you might be ready for some training in July in which case have a look at BookMachine's Pitching and Presenting Online, See also The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference.
Thursday 9 July 2020

No details yet of the format of this event but likely to be mainly digital. See The Bookseller website.
Mondays 13, 20 and 27 July 2020

This three-week (hour a week) online course from BookMachine will help you to galvanise customers and contacts and talk more confidently about the books you are working on. For details and to book, see the BookMachine website.

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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