Starts Thursday 26 March
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €295/€265 member
Spring 2015 - this course has now passed.
This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the procedures and skills required to be a successful editorial project manager, supervising the work of others with confidence.
Who should attend
The course has been designed for participants who have little, if any, experience of editorial project management (perhaps copy-editors who have been promoted to the role of desk editor), and who lack confidence in the people-management skills that they will need.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• ensure clear communication with all personnel involved
• choose the right person for the job using a variety of criteria
• show awareness of problems with keeping to schedule and how to resolve them
• implement a methodical approach to checking the work of others
• use good judgement to provide constructive feedback
Main Areas of Content
• understanding the EPM’s place in the publishing process
• assessing a typescript to draw up a copy-editing brief
• deciding what should be specified in a brief and what can be taken as understood
• choosing copy-editors and proofreaders: looking at CVs, previous feedback, individuals’ requirements, in order to choose the right person for the job
• scheduling: ways to keep on track and how to cope when it goes wrong
• understanding the requirements for covers and indexes
• collating proofs and making executive decisions when the demands of other people conflict (author, proofreader, volume editor)
• assessing copy-editors’ and proofreaders’ work and giving feedback
Session 1: The EPM’s place
What does the Editorial Project Manager do?
Session 2: Making the right decisions
Assessing the Script
Briefs – Implied and Written
Choosing Freelancers: CVs and References
The Right Person for the Job
Session 3: Schedules and what can go wrong with them
Scheduling a Single Job
Scheduling a Group of Jobs
Session 4: Working with copy-editors and proofreaders
Assessing Copy-editing and Providing Feedback
Assessing Proofreading and Providing Feedback
Session 5: Covers and Indexes
Covers – Schedules and Content
Briefing and Editing Indexes
Questions and Discussion: What Makes a Good EPM?