Anyone who subs has to be a multitasker. The role requires a range of skills from attention to detail and an excellent knowledge of grammar, to the ability to dream up a pithy headline. This hands-on course breaks down the role of the sub into its numerous parts and looks at the challenges of being a sub.
Great course. Well tailored to our specific needs. I have improved my knowledge/skills and it will improve editorial standards across our portfolio.
One day in-company training course
The course is packed with hints and tips to help you work smarter and maximise your potential.
The sub as quality monitor – fact-checking, following house style, maintaining accuracy in spelling, punctuation and grammar
The sub as production controller – meeting deadlines, working with flatplans
The sub as creative writer – coming up with reader-relevant heads, sells and captions
Doing it: Proofreading exercise; headline, sell and caption writing activity
The sub as multitasker
The sub as brand guardian – controlling tone of voice, language and style across different media
Doing it: An exercise to test sub-editing skills
The sub as team player – dealing with writers, designers and editors; the importance of negotiation and compromise
The sub as self-motivator – proactively setting and achieving goals; developing resilience
The sub as time manager – managing one’s own time and working effectively with the timescales of others
Doing it: A role play exercise based around a difficult issue; a team-related exercise to test interpersonal skills
To do lists – how will you put into practice what you have learned?
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This course provides you with practical skills that you can apply immediately to your own content. We send you away with a list of “To dos” to focus on after your training and will follow-up with you to see how you are getting on. We are always here if you have any queries at all.
To find out more about our range of in-company courses, and how we work and support you both before and after your training, please have a look at our in-company training page.
Our bespoke in-company training is run on a date and at a place to suit you. But if you would rather learn online, please have a look at our basic Sub-editing elearning course.
Please call 00 44(0)1428 722105 or email us for more information on how we can help you organise your training.