Copyediting 1: Introduction – webinar

How the programme is structured

This course consists of five live webinar sessions (one session per week), each one lasting a maximum of two hours. Here’s how the sessions break down:

Session 1: Where copyediting fits in the publishing process and how it differs from proofreading; how far to go when copyediting; how the brief from the client can help you judge the level of intervention

Session 2: Style guides and style sheets; copyediting fiction

Session 3: Non-fiction editing; quotations, lists and notes

Session 4: Non-fiction editing continued; illustrations and tables

Session 5: Humorous texts; where to go next; final Q&A

I found this format incredibly helpful to work through examples with an experienced editor and see how they approach an edit. Being able to ask questions immediately helped with understanding and it was great to learn from other people's experiences.

It was very helpful to watch the tutor work through the exercises on-screen; this allowed us to better understand their workflow and gain a clearer insight into why they made the edits they chose.

Length of course: 10 hours + homework time

CIEP upgrade points: 3

When does the course run?

The five live webinar sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • 6 June 2023 (2–4pm BST)
  • 13 June 2023 (2–4pm BST)
  • 20 June 2023 (2–4pm BST)
  • 27 June 2023 (2–4pm BST)
  • 4 July 2023 (2–4pm BST)

Dates for reruns of the course will be announced soon.

How to book your place

Booking is now open!

To ensure that our students have the best possible experience, participation is limited to 20 places. CIEP live webinars are always popular so make sure you book early!

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Other price discounts are available. See the fees page.

Technical requirements

  • This course is best accessed on a PC/Mac or laptop.
  • We do not recommend participating on a tablet or phone.
  • Participants must be present at the time of the webcast.