In-house training: Meeting your editorial training needs

SfEP was an ideal choice, providing a bespoke programme of in-house training that was interesting and immediately useful.

Natalie Orringe, media officer, Policy and Communications Directorate, Westminster City Council, London

When you have six or more people to train, ask us about our in-house training. Cost-effective and flexible, this can be tailored to meet your exact needs, at a time and place to suit you.

We come to you – for a day, half a day or a couple of hours – and run a programme that's tailored to your organisation, at a location to suit you, whether in-house on site or at a local hotel or conference centre. We can deal with large or small groups, and can also provide one-to-one tuition.

The price stays the same however many people you have to train (up to a maximum of 13 for most courses), which represents excellent value for money. In addition, you save on participant travel, time and accommodation, making the most effective use of your training budget.

We provide bespoke in-house courses to both conventional publishers and non-publishing organisations such as local authorities, statutory bodies, service providers and businesses. Building on an established portfolio of training courses, ranging from introductory to advanced, we can respond to the changing needs of organisations – and individuals – for basic training, support and ongoing development of editorial and writing skills.

The organisations to which we've recently provided in-house training include:

Association of Freelance Editors & Proofreaders of Ireland Financial Conduct Authority Lhasa Ltd Reader's Digest
Bisley Havas Lynx (healthcare communications) NHS NE London Commissioning Group RSM International
BMF Business Services, Belfast House of Commons Ogilvy Healthworld Scottish Parliament
Canterbury Christ Church University House of Lords L'Oréal Scottish Social Services Council

Company of Biologists

Insight Investments Oxford Brookes University South Downs National Park Authority
East of England Development Agency International Bar Association Parexel Superdream (creative agency)
ELife Sciences Kaplan Publishing Ltd Parliamentary & Health Ombudsman Wales Audit Office

The training we've recently provided in-house covered:

  • proofreading
  • copyediting
  • on-screen editing
  • writing and editing for the web
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • writing
  • handling illustrations
  • project management
  • specialist editing skills in the areas of science, medicine, music, mathematics and the law

For more information, contact the training director.