Sub-Editing : Introduction

Two Day Course

Overview

This course is designed to help you develop the skills you need to be an outstanding sub editor; an orderly mind, scepticism, an eye for detail, an obsession with accuracy and the ability to work quickly under pressure.

This two day course utilises practical examples throughout and is ideal for those new to sub editing as well as writers and journalists who wish to tighten and fine-tune their own copy.

This is an ideal introduction for those new to sub editing. You need no previous sub editing experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

25/26th Oct 17 London Bridge £445 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
20/21st Nov 17 London Bridge £495 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
20/21st Dec 17 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
22/23rd Jan 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
21/22nd Feb 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
19/20th Mar 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
18/19th Apr 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

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Course Outline

  • Knowing what to look for
    How to learn the knack of spotting the errors that might pass an average reader by but which the sub editor must always correct

    Six essential checks
    The six routine checks that will uncover the majority of potential errors in copy and help the sub editor get it right every time

    When to change copy and when to leave it alone
    • When to cut and when to rewrite
    • Editing copy to fit

    Sub editing news
    • News stories follow a particular set format - how to ensure a news story is written correctly

    Sub editing features and opinion pieces
    • Features have a different structure to news stories - how to sub a feature
    • What you can and can\'t do to an opinion piece
  • Online subbing techniques
    • Tips for subbing short-form digital content quickly and thoroughly

    Writing headlines, standfirsts, captions and other sells
    This is the most creative part of sub editing, the most fun and - in terms of getting a reader to actually read a story - the most important
    • Creating eye-catching sells
    • The secrets of writing a good headline

    An essential guide to proofing
    • Good proofreading techniques

    Tips on keeping the writer happy
    • How to have good working relations with your writers

    How to sub your own copy
    On publications with a small team, writers often have to sub their own copy. It\'s difficult to spot errors you have committed yourself so this course covers key steps to help you sub your own work

    What sub editors need to know about media law
    • Spotting potentially expensive legal errors
    • Legal points you must be aware of and what to do if you are unsure

    Questions and answers

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

London Bridge Centre

Unit 5,
Suffolk House,
127-129 Great Suffolk Street,
London
SE1 1PP

Discounts

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You could qualify for up to
15% OFF
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Why Choose Us?

  • We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

  • Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

  • The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

  • We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We won't send you out to the shops with a voucher.

Julia
Wellcome Trust
11th Dec

I found the course extremely informative and geared specifically to my individual needs.

Marcus
The Guardian
29th Oct

The instructor was friendly, responsive and knowledgeable - all you could ask for.

Hayley
Asos
9th Jan

Recommended to me as Media Training has a great reputation - the one on one training was very beneficial .