Introduction to Web Editorial Skills
Today, it’s difficult to work as an editor without having some dealings with web content, and there’s a growing market for proofreading and ‘validating’ websites.
This is an introductory course, designed for those who
- want to adapt their skills to a new medium
- already work on websites but aren’t sure if what they’re doing is correct
- are responsible for web content but have no editorial skills.
You’ll be shown how the web differs from print and how these differences affect the way web content is edited – from page structure to the way paragraphs, sentences and words themselves are handled effectively.
Throughout the course, real-life examples from the internet will be given, and there will be frequent exercises for trainees to carry out.
What the course doesn’t cover
This is a basic course and will not cover web design, search engine optimisation, databases or anything technical.
This course, as with all SfEP courses, can be delivered in house and tailored to the needs of individual organisations.
The Society for Editors and Proofreaders runs courses that cater for the whole range of editorial experience, from beginners to established editors needing to up date and extend their existing skills.