The Journalism Skills Academy is launching new ‘lunch and learn’ and ‘teatime training’ sessions – for more information, click here.

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Lunch and learn – Editing skills series

Editing skills are essential and invaluable for journalists throughout their careers.

Editing skills are essential and invaluable for journalists throughout their careers and are the core skills needed to succeed in most roles in the industry as well as other sectors including PR and marketing.

We will be hosting five short sessions across one week to give learners a snapshot of key skills including grammar and punctuation, house style and tone of voice, proofreading, story structure and simplifying copy.

You can purchase all five sessions or select those most relevant to your needs.

About the trainer:

Martin Lloyd spent 10 years as writing standards editor at the BBC’s training division, the BBC Academy and has trained BBC News journalists, TV and radio producers, and senior managers.

Since leaving the BBC, he has delivered training for clients as diverse as the Government Digital Service, ITV apprentices, local journalists in the Scottish Highlands, PR companies, police comms teams, scientists and the International Olympic Committee.

Earlier in his career, Martin edited copy and designed pages for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Metro, Broadcast, New Statesman and Marketing Week.

Session 1: Structuring a news story

Monday 20 February 2023

Session 2: Proofreading

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Session 3: Grammar pitfalls

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Session 4: Simplifying copy

Thursdsay 23 February 2023

Session 5: Style and tone of voice

Friday 24 February 2023

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