The essentials of sub-editing

This course explores the role of the sub-editor and gives a basic introduction to the skills of copy-subbing, headline-writing, the use of pictures and layout.

Aimed at:

Anyone new to the checking and presentation of published material both in print and online, or individuals that need to improve their skills in this area.


  • Checking and rewriting copy
  • Writing headings
  • Use of pictures
  • Basics of layout
  • Checking the final product

Following this course you will be skilled at checking and editing copy and will have a good understanding of the essentials of design and layout. 

Location: NCTJ offices, Newport, Essex, but it can also be delivered as an in-house course

Date: This course date can be set according to delegates' needs

Cost: Our standard price is £375 plus VAT per delegate, please enquire about group rates

Contact us for more information. To book a place, please complete the form below.