Copy-editing 1 workshop

Introduction to Copy-editing

9.30    Introductions and course outline

9.45    What is copyediting?

  • Differences between copyediting and proofreading
  • Methods of working
  • Discussion of the pre-course exercise

11.00  Coffee

11.15  Different kinds of publishing

  • Getting a good brief
  • Deciding how much to change
  • Formulating queries

12.00 Fiction

The author’s voice  
Style sheets and keeping records

1.00    Lunch

1.45    Non-fiction

  • Design and structural coding
  • House style and editorial conventions
  • Cross-checking and factual accuracy

3.00    Tea

3.15    Text with illustrations

4.00    Next steps and further training

            Closing discussion and feedback