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Proof Reading and Copy Editing – 2 Day Course 2 Day Course - 19th and 20th June 2024

  • Wednesday 19th June @ 9:30 am

    Proof Reading – Day 1 – 19.06.24

    Following copy-editing and typesetting, the proofreader acts as a second pair of eyes about the text. The proofreader also checks the typesetter’s work. The course guides these tasks.

    Who the course is for

    For editorial staff seeking to improve proofreading skills.

    Course content

    • Hard-copy and digital proofreading
    • Checking for spelling and grammatical errors overlooked by the copy-editor or incorrectly implemented by the typesetter
    • Making minor changes to improve the flow of text or to make it more understandable
    • Checking the typesetter’s work: table of contents, table of figures, page numbering, running heads, table and figure numbering, correct placement of images, widows/orphans, word breaks
    • Checking consistency of fonts/font sizes
    • Author queries
    • Tips and tricks for time-saving and accuracy

     

    COPY EDITING  – DAY 2  – 20.06.24

    The copy-editor ensures that written material is clear, accurate and correct; that everything is there and in the right place; that no part of the text contradicts another part; that nothing in the text will create legal or inclusivity problems; and that the copy is thoroughly prepared for trouble-free typesetting. The course provides guidance on these tasks.

    The copy-editor ensures that written material is clear, accurate and correct; that everything is there and in the right place; that no part of the text contradicts another part; that nothing in the text will create legal or inclusivity problems; and that the copy is thoroughly prepared for trouble-free typesetting. The course provides guidance on these tasks.

    Who the course is for

    For production editors and editorial staff seeking to improve copy-editing skills and house style.

    About the course
    The copy-editor ensures that written material is clear, accurate and correct; that everything is there and in the right place; that no part of the text contradicts another part; that nothing in the text will create legal or inclusivity problems; and that the copy is thoroughly prepared for trouble-free typesetting. The course provides guidance on these tasks.

    Course content

    • Workflow: copy-editing, design/typesetting, proofreading, indexing, printing
    • Hard-copy and digital copy-editing
    • Copy-editing style guide (grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, italicisation, hyphenation, etc.)
    • Book structure
    • Illustrations, figures and tables
    • Plagiarism
    • Inclusive language
    • Legal compliance
    • Author queries
    • XML mark-up
    • Tips and tricks for time-saving and accuracy

     

     

     

     

     

    Course presenter

    Dominic Carroll is a freelance copy editor, proofreader, indexer, typesetter and computer program trainer with more than thirty years experience. Examples of his work include The Companion to Irish Traditional Music (copy-editing, typesetting) and The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (proofreading), both published by Cork University Press.

     

    Tickets to go on sale soon – email marketing@publishingireland.com for further details.