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An Introduction to Publishing

April 16th – 19th 2018 (4 days)
UCL, London

An accessible and industry-supported introduction to publishing for those who are new to the industry.

This 4-day course will focus on providing delegates with a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry and a good understanding of the business. It will give an expert insight into the structure of a publishing house and the main roles within it - editorial and design, production, rights, sales and marketing – with the primary aim to help candidates identify the right area for them. It will also offer some valuable skills to aid employment and an excellent opportunity to meet key figures in publishing.

The course will be taught by experts from across publishing to give an up-to-date, practical and relevant look at the industry. There will also be an informal drinks reception and an excellent opportunity to meet industry figures in a more relaxed environment.

Cost per ticket £250

Bookings can be made via the UCL online shop


We have 4 sponsored places to award for this course!  If you'd like to apply, these are the conditions and instructions:

To celebrate the focus on women happening this year:

  1.  Applicants must be 18 or over, and female
  2.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial barriers to obtaining publishing training
  3.  Applicants should create a short presentation (blog, essay, video -- or any other creative format)  saying why they want to get into publishing (500 words max)

Email their applications to Dr Samantha Rayner (s.rayner@ucl.ac.uk) by 5pm on Monday, 26th March.



One day Editorial Masterclass

20th April 2018
Only £95

A realistic, practical and lively look at the role of an editor in book publishing. It is an ideal introduction for anyone who would like to know how to achieve, and what to expect from, a career in editorial.

The course will provide you with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the editorial role including: the different types of editors, books and editorial approaches; what is involved in copy editing and proof reading; and the process of working with authors and in-house departments. It will help you decide what type of editorial role is right for you and offer valuable guidance to enhance your chances of successful employment. In addition, some fun, interactive exercises, will provide an opportunity for you to try out your newly acquired editorial skills!

The Editorial Masterclass will be given by editorial consultant, Fran Hiller who has over 30 years’ experience working as an editor. Fran is an experienced trainer and mentor and a very knowledgable and enthusiastic exponent of the ‘art and craft of editing’.

Bookings can be made via the UCL online shop