"Although I'd been working as a freelance feature writer, I needed to expand my journalistic skills. Learning to sub-edit made me much more employable in a difficult market"
Nicola Pearson, Evening Standard
NCTJ CERTIFICATE IN SUB-EDITING
If you already have journalism skills and want to add subbing to your portfolio, then we have your perfect solution
Professional sub-editing courses, leading to the NCTJ subbing exam.
First class sub-editors are always in demand
All over the UK and internationally, sub-editors are the glue that binds press offices together. A sub-editor's choice of layout can make or break a page.
Reporters and editors rely on a decent sub to balance incoming stories, so that readers will stick with it, front page to back.
After being made redundant I took the part-time course in sub-editing to improve my skills. The course offered plenty of work experience opportunities and through an initial placement on the Mail On Sunday YOU magazine I managed to secure a paid position as a sub-editor on the Metro after just two weeks.
Sub-editing is important
Who are these courses for?
- Reporters who want to learn the extra skills of subbing
- People already working in newspaper offices who would like to switch to an editorial role
- Editors and contributors to newsletters, other publications or websites
- PR, media, communications professionals who want to add subbing to their skill set.
What do they cover?
- Understand the crucial role of a sub-editor
- Write accurately and with clarity
- Balance stories
- Attract your reader's interest
- Sub for features, picture stories, page leads, anchor stories and letters
- Design page layouts using Adobe InDesign
- Use the full IMPACT of typography
- Write attention grabbing headlines
- Write perfect picture captions
- Learn both print and online techniques
- Proof read and master the main proofing symbols
Part-time sub-editing course - October 12th 2013
- 8 Saturdays - starting 9:30am to 5:00pm
- Earn while you Learn
- Small classes
£950 including VAT and exam fees.
Full-time sub-editing course - July 8th 2013
- Six consecutive days of intensive subbing tuition, plus an exam day
- Take a week off work and concentrate on all the skills you need
- Ideal for anyone living too far from Brighton to commute- come and stay in Brighton for a week and update your skills
- Small classes
- Prepare for the NCTJ Sub-editing exam
£850 including VAT and exam fees. Email or call us for more information
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