BOOKED OUT: Rewriting and Substantive Editing with Andrew Steeds
Spring 2016 - this course has now passed.
In association with the PUBLISHING TRAINING CENTRE, LONDON
Some content requires more than just a quick copy-edit. This course, which combines practical exercises with group discussion, will help you assess and improve these texts efficiently and effectively. You'll work on your own, in pairs and as a group to analyse the stylistic problems of different types of text, look at a range of solutions and adjust presentation and construction to guarantee effective communication. Learn how to explain why a piece of writing doesn’t work, present strategies for improving it, adjust its level and tone, apply the techniques learnt to any text to enhance its accessibility and sense.
This course contributes to PUB 14 and PUB 19 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.
Andrew Steeds worked as a publisher in three of the major UK educational publishing companies before going freelance in 1992. He now runs Simply Put which offers writing, project management and consultancy to organisations that want to communicate more effectively with the full range of their readers.
Starts: Thur 14 Apr