Taught course

Editorial Skills for All

The Publishing Training Centre
Short course

Entry requirements

No entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This interactive course provides a practical introduction to the role of editing and proofreading digital or print content in any business. Specially created for those who generate or prepare copy for presentation or publication, but have little or no editorial background, it guides you through what needs to be done – and why. Combining individual study with group activities and discussion, the course explores how best practice from the publishing industry can be adapted to your own working environment.

Gain the skills and strategies to help ensure that the text you produce is in the best possible shape for its intended readers. You will be more confident in your editorial judgement, more accurate in your proofreading, and more efficient in the way you work.

Editorial Skills for All is ideal for editorial staff at charities, membership organisations or any business with some publishing function, people responsible for, or who work on, corporate communications and administrators who brief editorial freelancers or who are involved in quality control.

Fees and funding

UK students
£300 + VAT
International students

If you are currently unemployed, your local Jobcentre Plus may be able to help with funding. Call 0345 604 3719.

The Book Trade Charity (BTBS) offers funding to people who have worked in publishing or bookselling but are currently unemployed. Call 01923 263 128.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Short course
    Two half-day sessions months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Natasha Hemburrow
020 8874 2718