A new practical course to help you
and your company tackle the issue of diversity and inclusivity.
Diversity brings significant tangible business benefits such as
improved profit, staff retention, and increased innovation.
This course will help you understand your obligations and provides
a practical toolkit to enable you to implement a successful
diversity and inclusion strategy in your workplace.
Make the business
and moral case for diversity inclusion
Assess where your
organization stands and areas for focus
Use simple tools to
help support your planning
colleagues to tackle bias and widen your talent base
will benefit from this course?
Anyone in a
publishing organisation seeking to take action to improve diversity
Lis Tribe, President of the Publishers
Association & Chair of the PTC Board
publishing industry has started to work in earnest on reaching
out to a wider pool of entrants, and promoting our talented
people once they are in. Being more inclusive is socially and
morally the right thing to do, as well as making good business
sense. “However, whilst many individual publishers have made
progress towards improving diversity within their own companies,
tackling inclusivity is something which still needs to be
addressed industry-wide. I am delighted therefore that PA members
recognise the importance of this agenda, and have asked the PA to
support our individual efforts with an action plan including an
annual industry survey and published benchmarks.” I know the PA
will do everything possible to support all its members in their
efforts to respond to these issues. Publishing workforce data is
a first step but there is a lot more that we should be doing and
we’re hoping that the whole book industry joins in this
Nancy founded Business Inclusivity
to support the industry in thinking about how we can use diversity
and inclusion to solve business problems and deliver a sustainable
Business Inclusivity is a social enterprise meaning profits are
reinvested in the business to enable broader access to
at editorial project management and drive profitability
Do you have an editorial role and are responsible for the
management of complete editorial projects? Controlling all the
various elements requires enormous organisational ability and
forward thinking, making project management a critical skill for
This two-day course will give you skills and knowledge that you can
use immediately to ensure you complete your editorial projects on
time and on budget.
course, 19-20 March 2018
Sarah Sodhi delivers this
practical course which focuses on the necessary skills to
effectively manage both print and digital projects and to deliver
them on time and on budget. Learn more and book here
"Sarah is a
fantastic tutor - enthusiastic, personable and engaging." Susdane Ltd delegate
PTCs courses provide specific learning outcomes that are designed
to make an immediate and positive difference back at the office.
Are you looking to develop your editorial skills and build a
career in publishing? Our courses will give you the skills to achieve
Working with Authors
One-day course 8 February
Find out how to get the best from your
authors, and get your manuscript on time, on budget and on brief.
One-day course 21 February
A one-day masterclass to help editors
rewrite text and restructure a manuscript, while retaining the
Progress in Editorial Skills Two-day course 27 February 2018
This intermediate level, three-step
course takes print and digital copy-editing and proofreading to
the next level, instilling the confidence to deal with even the
trickiest editorial challenges. Learn more and book here.
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practical course introduces the role of editing and proofreading
content in any business. It has been developed to meet the needs of
all organisations that generate and prepare copy for presentation
or publication in digital or print formats.
Who will benefit from this course?
Editorial staff at any business a publishing function, those
responsible for, or who work on, corporate communications and
in-house administrators who brief editorial freelancers and/or who
are involved in quality control.
Learn how to…
editorial process from start to finish
identify and fix
ambiguity, poor grammar and structure
through a house style
effectively and knowledgeably with clients, writers,
designers, programmers and any other stakeholders.
"The delivery was
excellent, with a good balance of input and practical exercises,
and some very useful handouts", says Alzheimer’s
About the tutor
Caroline trained copy-editors and
proofreaders at Cambridge University Press for 15 years. Now
freelance, she enjoys helping authors to get things right, first
time. She has created and taught courses for a variety of clients,
including publishers, educational organisations, the SfEP and the
reporters of the Scottish Parliament. Meet the expert
Created by industry experts with
experience of working within the largest UK publishing houses, this
invaluable intermediate-level three-step course takes print and
digital copy-editing and proofreading knowledge to the next level,
instilling confidence in dealing with the trickiest of editorial
will benefit from this course?
prior experience of working in book or journal publishing, wishing
to build on existing copy-editing and proofreading skills,
including editors and project, production and managing editors.
applying copy-editing and proofreading skills to a variety of
constitutes excellent editorial judgement and how it might be
editorial decisions impact project budgets and schedules
importance of appropriate author liaison throughout the
brilliant course leader, with her wealth of contextual and
additional knowledge", says Harper Collins
Caroline Drake was trained at
Blackwell and Cambridge University Press, where, as senior
subeditor then copy-editorial manager, she in turn trained
copy-editors and proofreaders for 15 years. Now freelance, she
helps authors to get things right, first time. She has created and
taught courses for a variety of clients, including publishers,
educational organisations, the SfEP and the reporters of the