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Editorial Project Management by Distance Learning


by Barbara Horn


Barbara worked in publishing for more than 40 years, in-house and freelance, as a copy-editor, project manager, consultant and trainer. She was a regular tutor on short courses at The Publishing Training Centre and at other organisations and publishers around the world. She is the author of Copy- Editing by Distance Learning, Copy-Editing with exercises and model answers, and Editorial Project Management with exercises and model answers.


Fee: £485


Estimated time to complete the course: 70 hours over 7–9 months


This course is designed to equip editors with all the skills they need to manage complex publishing projects. Written by Barbara Horn, a highly regarded editor and project manager (and a regular tutor for The Publishing Training Centre), the course is the product of years of experience. It will give you a detailed insight into every aspect of the process, including scheduling, budgeting, finding and briefing the right team for the job, maintaining quality and giving feedback. Self-check exercises and assignments along the way will help to ensure that you’re able to apply what you learn.


And after you complete the course, your certificate should serve as an excellent indication to employers, both current and future, that you’re more than equal to any project facing you.


Programme summary • Introduction


Programme summary


– What editorial project managers do – What you need to know – What you will learn


• Unit 1 – Scheduling – Time and processes – The critical path – Allocating time – Illustrated books – Series and loose leafs – No delays, please – A management tool


• Unit 2 – Budgeting – Composition – Estimate forms


– Calculating the margin – Keeping the budget


• Unit 3 – Assessing projects – Synopsis and specifications – Draft text – Final delivery


Your tutor Your tutor


Solveig Gardner Servian has more than 20 years’ publishing experience, ranging from print production to editorial management. For a major part of her career she was Managing Editor at Gower Publishing Ltd and she now runs her own business. Solveig is also a tutor for PTC’s Copy-Editing by Distance Learning course.


On successful completion of the course, you will receive a graded certificate, indicating the level of pass you have achieved (pass, merit or distinction).


• Unit 4 – Managing resources – Who’s on the team


– Choosing appropriate people – Finding freelancers – Negotiating


– Styles of management


• Unit 5 – Briefing – The principles – Creating the brief


• Unit 6 – Supervising – Communicating – Checking schedules – Checking quality


• Unit 7 – Feedback – Overcoming barriers – What to say


– How to communicate.


This is one of the most comprehensive training courses in picture research available anywhere. Written by Julian Jackson, picture research and digital technology expert, it will give you the benefit of years of experience in just a few months. The course covers everything you could possibly need to know, including picture sources, commissioning photography, fees and budgeting, the impact of new technology and copyright.


There are seven modules, containing a total of 36 units, with 20 self-check exercises, plus five marked assignments. The assignments are especially designed to mimic real-life situations as closely as possible, ensuring that you will be fully prepared for freelance or in-house work.


Although the course is suitable for the complete beginner, it’s equally appropriate for anyone who’s been involved in picture research for some time but has had no structured training. Even after a couple of years’ experience, particularly with the rapid evolution of new technology, there are likely to be gaps in your knowledge. This course will fill them.


Programme summary


Programme summary • Module 1


– What kinds of pictures exist? – Picture sources


– Commissioned photography – New sources and tools – Factors affecting your choice of picture source


• Module 2


– Initial stages of the project – What to do when you receive pictures – Dealing with obvious rejects – Dealing with retained pictures – Completing the task


• Module 3 – Fees and budgeting • Module 4


– Basics of digital files – Creation of digital files – Colour management – Basics of the internet – Searching the internet – Boolean searching


– Searching the picture library sites – Search agents – Portals


– Digital file formats – The Deep Web – Digital file longevity


Your tutor


Your tutor Julian Jackson, the author, will be your tutor for this course.


This course is approved by the Picture Research Association (PRA). On successful completion of the course, you will receive a graded certificate, indicating the level of pass you have achieved (pass, merit or distinction).


• Module 5 – Picture briefs • Module 6


– Picture selection – Image description – Image manipulation – Aesthetics


– Sensitive subjects – The final stages of selection • Module 7


– Intellectual property – Collecting societies – Other copyright particulars – Digital materials and copyright


• Appendix 1 – Working in the industry • Appendix 2 – Viruses and spam.


Picture Research by Distance Learning


by Julian Jackson


Julian is a writer and consultant to the photography industry on digital technology. For many years he was a picture researcher, working on many different projects from all sectors of the industry.


Fee: £395


Estimated time to complete the course: 55 hours over 5–6 months


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