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. 

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

Location:  We can host individuals or groups at the NCTJ offices in Essex, just one hour from London. Or our trainers can come to your offices for group sessions wherever you are in the UK. 

Please enquire about group rates at [email protected].

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