Subbing Masterclass

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Overview

Course duration: 1 day.

Even subs who have been doing their job for years can develop their skills, learn some new tricks and sharpen up their act. By taking a critical look at every stage of the editorial production process, this practical course aims to enliven the approach of even the most practiced and world-weary of sub-editors.

Is it right for me?

Sub-editors and chief subs with at least two years' experience.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Tackle difficult copy with greater confidence
  • Deal with difficult writers and handle technical copy
  • Analyse your own publication in terms of production process and published quality

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Overview

Course duration: 1 day.

Even subs who have been doing their job for years can develop their skills, learn some new tricks and sharpen up their act. By taking a critical look at every stage of the editorial production process, this practical course aims to enliven the approach of even the most practiced and world-weary of sub-editors.

Is it right for me?

Sub-editors and chief subs with at least two years' experience.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Tackle difficult copy with greater confidence
  • Deal with difficult writers and handle technical copy
  • Analyse your own publication in terms of production process and published quality
  • Acquire new skills to take back to the office

Pre-course Activity

Please send by email to or by post to Hemsley Fraser Group Limited, St James Court, 74-94 Fore Street, Saltash, Plymouth, PL12 6JW at least 14 days prior to the course date: an example of unsubbed copy, of a commissioning brief and your house style guide, along with a copy of your publication.

What will it cover?

Back to Basics

  • Review the role and power of the sub-editor
  • Polish up skills by working on copy from your own publication and those of other delegates
  • Practical exercises including display copy writing and subbing problem copy
  • Group discussion sharing delegates’ experiences from their respective titles

Honing Subbing Skills

  • How to present news as fresh
  • Making display copy work hard for news and features
  • Enlivening repetitive or pedestrian copy
  • Cutting with authority

Fine-tuning copy

  • Restructuring and rewriting
  • Dealing with difficult writers
  • Tackling technical copy
  • Working on narrative flow

Attention to Detail and Managing a Project

  • Effective subbing management
  • Making your processes watertight
  • Making the most of and developing all the production team’s skills
  • Common production problems and how to overcome them
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