Gain the specific knowledge and practical skills needed to work successfully as a copy-editor in your communications role: the publishing industry: in-house: or simply if you need to produce high-end content. Through a series of practical exercises: you will learn to approach the printed word more analytically and critically: allowing you to spot errors quickly and have the confidence to rewrite the everyday text into concise: precise and compelling editorial copy at high speed. The course will cover the basics of copy editing: including the difference between proofreading and editing. Learn the flow of a copy editor from start to end whilst focusing on important aspects of the role such as grammar: spelling and common mistakes in punctuation. The course covers how to work to a house style: essential typography and working with figures. Gain a full understanding of how to write compelling copy: interesting headlines and produce content that works. The course is suitable for proof-readers looking to enhance their freelancing opportunities: those within publishing houses: working in communications: content producers: or those who have done some editing work but lack formal training.
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.