The 2-day Book Editing course is a highly popular editing and proofreading course: which has succeeded in providing an excellent base for a career in publishing. It provides thorough grounding in the essentials of book editing and proofreading. The content is very practical: with an emphasis on putting into practice everything that is covered during the course. You will be provided by the course leader with exercises to try out and feedback given throughout the training. The certificated course concentrates on editing and proofreading skills for the book publishing industry and focuses on the techniques required in preparing text for publication. Who is the course suitable for? The course is designed for those wishing to work in editorial and proofreading and those who work in books and related publishing. The course is suitable for both those changing career direction: as well as those already in publishing and requiring refresher training. The course is very thorough and provides delegates with practical and solid skills required for an editorial role in book publishing. On this course you will learn: The sequence of operations in the editorial office Skills that aid the editorial process The professional way to copy-edit text How grammar and punctuation in text need particular attention The importance of House Style in copy-editing and proofing Legal elements to watch for in text defamation: copyright and use of trademarks Choosing formats that are appropriate for texts How to specify typographical instructions in texts How to deal with different types of proofs Proof-reading and using BSI Proof-reading Marks
We offer a range of training that suits the needs of our delegates, whether it be day or evening training. Our purpose is to provide delegates with a dynamic and practical training experience, reflecting key trends in publishing, such as e-books, self-publishing and developments in "agile" publishing. LSP undertook a strategic review to focus on five areas: (1) Editing: book editing, sub-editing, copy-editing; (2) Digital: social media, Adobe, e-publishing, writing for the Web; (3) Visual: picture research, infographics, art history; (4) Literature: creative writing, poetry, the novella and (5) Presenting: presenting skills, corporate presentations.
Located in Notting Hill Gate and Kensington, LSP has an ideal central London location to deliver its courses. LSP courses are CPD approved, facilitating employment and promotion.