10th Intensive Course for Editors in Publishing


The Institute of Book Publishing, New Delhi is organising 10th Intensive Course for Editors in Publishing from September 9-14, 2019. The six-day Intensive Course for editors is designed to update their knowledge of various aspects of editing. Attendees will attend lectures, workshops and field visit to a printing/publishing house, study reference material and handouts, and see videos of a publishing house and an editor at work. They will also practise their editing and proofreading skills on a manuscript copy and online.

The Course Organiser is SK Ghai, Chairman, Institute of Book Publishing, who has been associated with the Institute since its inception in 1985. He is the CMD, Sterling Publishers (P) Ltd. While, Prabuddha Sircar is the Course Director and has been associated actively with print, production and publishing since 1974. He has worked with Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Sage, Harcourt and Elsevier Science

Who should attend this course?

The course is intended for those who want to make editing a career or want to improve their editing skills. People managing editorial departments can also attend this course.

What to expect from this course?

The course will help widen understanding and knowledge about the publishing industry. It will also help understand the role of an editor, what editing is all about and how to do it effectively and efficiently. The course will also help establish contacts with leading professionals in the industry; learn online copy editing; networking with fellow participants and faculty; learn how to deal with authors successfully; and internship at a publishing house after completing the course (optional).

What is special about this course?

It is the only course of its kind in Asia and Africa and it opens up job opportunities in the publishing industry. Discussions with course faculty (each session includes30-45 minutes for interaction, discussion and Q & A) is also a part of this course.

The components…

The course comprises lectures, group discussions, workshops and hands-on exercises, designed to give the trainees a well-rounded exposure to all the aspects of editing. Formal sessions will be held everyday from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with a 45-minute break for lunch. A part of the afternoon session will be utilised for practical training, exercises and field visit. The course faculty is drawn from a panel of highly qualified and professionally experienced editors from the Indian publishing industry. After attending lectures on editing skills and strategies, the participants will work individually and in groups to apply what they have learnt.

Admission deadline

Enrolment is limited and the applications must reach the Institute by 15th August 2019.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee for the course is Rs 20,000.00 (US$ 500 for foreign students). It includes study material, stationery, working lunch and tea/coffee. The participants will have to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging; however, the Institute may help the participants in arranging accommodation near the venue of the programme, as per their budget.

For details contact: Institute of Book Publishing; A-59, Okhla Industrial Area-II, New Delhi-110020, India; Ph: +91-11-26386165, 26387070; E-mail: mail@instituteofbookpublishing.com

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