1-day copy editing masterclass

1-day workshop: Copy editing masterclass

This 1-day workshop takes the form of group discussion and a series of practical exercises with an expert editor.


  • What are copy editing, sub-editing and proof-reading?
  • Workflow - from raw copy to published material


  • Common mistakes
  • Pitfalls to look out for
  • Proofreading techniques


  • The rules, and exceptions to the rule
  • Awkward challenges and how to meet them


  • When to use a comma, semicolon or full stop
  • How errors can change meaning

House style

  • How to establish and maintain a style guide
  • Tone of voice
  • Typographical issues

Numbers and data

  • Statistics
  • Tables and graphs

Writing structure

  • Making dense copy easy to read
  • Making dry copy compelling to read
  • Writing catchy headlines, intros, captions
  • SEO

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