If you want to specialise in translating tourism, leisure, sport and other more creative texts (fashion, food and drink, newspaper articles, etc.), then it might be a good idea to brush up on your writing skills by taking a writing or copywriting course.
Similarly, if you think you’d like to spend some of your working time revising others’ translations or editing texts written by non-native speakers for publication (in journals, for example), then studying copyediting and proofreading courses can help you spot more errors and learn the right way to go about correcting documents.
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Courses on journalism, editing and publishing (including travel, sports, copyediting and proofreading).
Besides courses on translation and localisation, this school in Madrid also offers courses on proofreading and editing, grammar, spelling, copywriting and much more in Spanish. Programmes are online and classroom-based.
Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
The CIEP provides workshops, online courses and in-house courses on copyediting, proofreading, editing, grammar and punctuation, plain English and more. You can generally access the course materials for six months.
For a review and more details about the CIEP copyediting headway course, please read this post by Dr Andrew Hodges on his blog.
College of Media and Publishing
A wide variety of writing, editing and proofreading online courses are on offer, including copywriting, journalism, SEO, webwriting and NCTJ diploma courses (journalism, subediting, etc.). There is no time limit for CMP courses.
For more details of the CMP Copywriting Course, please read these reviews by Kate Sotejeff-Wilson, Louise Souter, Ivan Fosin and Jane Davis on their blogs.
Copywriting courses in Italian. Learn how to write copy for websites, press releases, radio and video scripts, the technical side of producing copy and how to market yourself.
Editorial Freelancers Association
The EFA is an organisation headquartered in New York. It offers online courses and webinars for editors and editorial specialists. The courses cover: copyediting, proofreading, line editing, developmental editing, editing of children’s literature, fiction editing, etc. Members usually receive discounts.
The school provides video courses on writing and translation. Their offering includes courses on professional writing and punctuation in Portuguese as well as an introduction to memoQ and tips on how to use Word and Excel.
The centre provides a few free writing courses, some short, self-paced courses and some premium long-form courses. Topics covered include: poetry, science fiction, crime fiction, memoirs, scriptwriting and non-fiction.
Workshops and mentoring are also available.
This website provides online courses for art professionals, including one on creative forms of art criticism and writing. Courses are also available in Spanish.
The online courses on offer include writing for academic publication and business writing.
The PTC offers short courses on core publishing skills (including copyediting, proofreading and editing scientific, technical and medical texts) held at venues in London, online self-study courses (proofreading, editing and grammar, among others) and in-company training.
For a review of the PTC proofreading course, please read this post by Dr Andrew Hodges.
UniCo provides its members with online and classroom-based training and specialisation courses in Spanish.
This is an online platform for learning how to write user-experience texts. The foundations of UX writing course is free.
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