Course Content


• Sublime skills: what do sub-editors do?
• Sub standards: why bother any more?
• Sub judice: abiding by the law, and following the NUJ Code of Conduct

Principles and practice
• Some golden rules for sub-editing
• How to avoid tarnishing them

• In it together: why writers need editors
• Pitfalls of poor writing and subbing

Words’ worth
• Judgement calls on story length, content and quality
• Balance, news sense and sensitivity
• Working with what you’ve got

What’s the story?
• Getting to the point
• Intros: when and how to rewrite
• Cutting to fit

Style counsel
• House guides: strict but not stifling
• Layouts: ditto

• Spelling matters
• How to avoid Muphry’s law

• Art and craft of selling the story
• How to write good ones

This 1 day course costs £100 for NUJ members and £160 for non-members and this includes all materials, tea/coffees & sandwich lunch.

Check out our Course Calendar for the next date and location for this course.  For availability and to book a place, please contact us on 0141 248 6648/7748 or by email at

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Please note many of our courses are eligible for funding under a SDS Individual Learning Account, so let us know if you have an ILA at the time of booking and we can request a learning token for you.


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