Monday, 26 February 2018

Publishing Training Centre courses

Here are the latest Publishing Training Centre courses, plus information on a job vacancy:

Grow your business in 2018

Project management is at the heart of the publishing process

An editor's project management skills are more important today than ever because publishing, particularly in education and academic fields, is not only about books. Almost none of the projects we work on today is 'just' a book and many projects are multi-component.
Keeping control of each of these elements requires enormous organisational ability and forward thinking, use of tracking and budgeting systems which work, plus flexibility and resourcefulness.
In other words, all the skills of project management.
Editorial Project Management and Digital Project Management are vital courses run by expert tutors to help you master the skills of effective project management.

Sarah Sodhi
Project management trainer

Since 1999, Sarah has proofed, tagged, bound, corrected, edited, managed, commissioned, subbed, scheduled. estimated and produced a great deal of content. She runs Editorial Project Management, designed for anyone responsible for the management of complete editorial projects. 


Mark Stringer
Trainer and consultant

Mark has been a software developer and project manager for the past 15 years at top organisations and now runs training and consulting firm AgileLab. His course, Digital Project Management, is designed for anyone responsible for the management and delivery of digital projects.


Editorial Project Management
Two-day course, 19 and 20 March

Gain project management skills and knowledge you can use immediately. Learn how to:
  • assess the scope, needs and risks of an editorial project
  • accurately estimate timings to produce a detailed and reliable schedule
  • create and maintain the project budget to ensure profitability
  • effectively manage and communicate with your team and other stakeholders.

Digital Project Management
Two-day course, 1 and 2 May

Agile, iterative, Lean, Kanban; acquire the skills needed for effective project management of digital products. Learn how to:
  • understand the difference between managing print and digital projects
  • deliver fit-for-purpose digital projects within required time scales and budget
  • manage complex projects, using interactive project management techniques and Agile, Lean and Kanban methodologies
  • deal with inputs from multiple stakeholders
  • select suppliers and put together teams that can deliver digital projects.

Copyright © 2018 The Publishing Training Centre, All rights reserved. 
Copyright © 2018 The Publishing Training Centre, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
The Publishing Training Centre
6 Bell Yard
London, England WC2A 2JR
United Kingdom



Grow your business in 2018

Get ahead in marketing with expert tuition


Publishing Training Centre tutors work in roles directly related to the subjects they teach, so not only are they highly experienced, but they are also up-to-date with the latest industry developments and issues. They bring this unique knowledge and experience to the courses they teach, enriching the student experience and making the courses more practical.

Copywriting for Publishers and Writing for the Web are two upcoming courses designed to help you get ahead in marketing through expert tuition.

Bev Legge
Writer, editor and trainer


Bev has worked in publishing, journalism and PR since 2005, has trained over 1,000 people in 11 countries and has a very impressive client list. He runs Copywriting for Publishing, a must for anyone who conveys messages through the written word.


Sue Davis
Digital trainer

Sue is a digital trainer, content designer and strategist, and consultant with over 20 years' experience. She has a passion for demystifying digital for non-techie audiences and runs Writing for the Web, vital for anyone who creates or is responsible for web content.


Copywriting for Publishers
One-day course, 10 April 2018

Explore when, where and how smart copywriting can boost the performance of your book marketing projects. Learn how to:
  • write copy that connects with your readers
  • exploit powerful techniques used by top professionals
  • apply these techniques to a range of copywriting tasks.

Writing for the Web
One-day course, 3 May 2018

Discover vital ways to make digital content more readable, searchable and findable, using up-to-the-minute research. Learn how to:
  • exploit how people read on the web to write content people can act on
  • use plain English techniques to write more active, clear and concise copy
  • organise and structure content for online readers
  • write web content that is shareable across social media and easy to find on search engines
  • develop a site that reaches readers before they reach for the back button.


Copyright © 2018 The Publishing Training Centre, All rights reserved. 
Copyright © 2018 The Publishing Training Centre, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
The Publishing Training Centre
6 Bell Yard
London, England WC2A 2JR
United Kingdom


In This Newsletter

·         What's happening in the book world
·         Meet a PTC Tutor
·         Latest Blog post
·         Job Vacancy at PTC

Offer of the Month

Enrol on our Basic Proofreading: Editorial Skills One & get access to Essential Grammar for free. See below for details

Keep Up With Us


Welcome to our February newsletter.
Looking to take your career or business to a new level in 2018? Now is the critical time to develop the skills and changes needed to make that happen.
Our full range of courses for 2018, designed by publishing professionals, are now open for booking. Learn more and book here.

What's Happening in the book world this month

The 2018 Wellcome Book Prize longlist has been announced. Celebrating the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness.
More details here.
Enrol on our Basic Proofreading: Editorial Skills One before midnight on March 11 & get access to Essential Grammar for free.
Go here to enrol on Basic Proofreading and then send an email with the subject line " Free Grammar" to to be gain access to Essential grammar for 12 months.

Meet a PTC Tutor

Valerie Fawcett is an experienced Learning and Development consultant, specialising in providing training and coaching in people management and personal development. She has run courses for a wide variety of organisations in both the public and private sectors, and as a former publisher, enjoys combining both areas of experience in her work for Publishing Training Centre.

Valerie will run our new course Negotiating for a Win-Win on 22 May.
Find out  more about Valerie here.

This Month's Blog from PTC

Negotiating for a Win-Win

Negotiating is something we have to do all the time if we are to get the job done and maintain good relationships. Negotiating is not about who you are, but about what you do and how you behave towards others. Negotiating is a strategy and like any strategy it needs preparation.

Read her full article here.


We are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Peter McKay, who will retire at the end of June.
The CEO is responsible for setting and implementing a clear strategy for the future development of the PTC in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and for steering and managing the business.
The role is based in central London.

Copyright © 2018 The Publishing Training Centre, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
The Publishing Training Centre
6 Bell Yard
London, England WC2A 2JR
United Kingdom


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