Advanced text editing
This specialised course covers text editing, i.e. the process that gives it its shape, which includes both working on the characters required in the text and the form given to the text in the different media in which it is published. This is a highly specialised course, focusing within a compact schedule on aspects that are normally taught separately. It is aimed at people working professionally in graphic design and typography, and people involved in text processing and editing (journalists, translators, proofreaders, editors, professionals working in the publishing industry, design training professionals). The following competences will be acquired: advanced text editing, in formats for various paper and electronic media, as well as the designing and make up of texts in periodicals, scientific journals, etc.
Pre-enrolment now open!
- Edition and course
570 euros (10% discount for former students)
21 April to 26 May 2017
Monday and Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm
Minimum 10 and maximum 25
- Course location
EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, UAB
- Teaching Staff
Students taking the master's degree during the same academic year, students from previous years, designers interested in advanced editing of all types of publications, text editors, style correctors, and people who work in publishing such as publishing production specialists.
To entry to EINA’s masters or postgraduate courses, you need to pass a selection process and to have the academic and administrative requirements. To apply for a place please send your CV and a short letter explaining your experience in the text editing field as your motivation to register for this course using the form. Learn more about application process, academic requirements and other relevant data at Access.
Types of books (10 hours)
Types of books. Redesigning workflows. Editing standards. Standardisation and efficiency of automatable processes. The role of each professional in the editing chain.
Orthotypography (10 hours)
This course covers the criteria commonly used in the composition of texts. Orthotypographic conventions and uses are certainly are not always prescriptive, but it is necessary to consider how professional practices established by printers working with texts over more than five centuries meet criteria that are quite logical in aesthetic and communicational terms. We will also be looking at how when used with common sense and good judgement, orthotypographic resources can complete the various textual materials required by today's society with the required standards of accuracy and neatness.
Editing and layout (12 hours)
The two major areas in the subject are the use of characters and the treatment of text with InDesign. The first section explains what Unicode is and how to access non-standard characters, reviews whitespace characters, hyphens and dashes, and discusses the properties of OpenType. In the second more extensive part, the subjects are directly related to the use of InDesign and are as follows: end of line partitions, Hunspell dictionaries and spell checking, search and replacements, and GREP commands. Students will have sample documents to practice all the tasks covered.
Advanced editing in InDesign (8 hours)
Customisation. Management of master pages and long text document management. Document partition. Styles. Hierarchical styles. Partition and justification. Tables.
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For more information on administrative procedures for applying for a place, qualification requirements, information on grants or visa procedures, please consult General postgraduate information.