Thursday, 27 November 2008

Provisional schedule and faculty for 2009 course

Classes will take place four days a week (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) from 6 pm to 8 pm in the UG Arts Building. The technical classes will take place in the Arts Faculty Computer Room on the 3rd floor of the UG Arts Building

Note: This is a provisional timetable. Classes are likely to change depending on the availability of the external resource persons.

1. 29.12 M Registration and introduction
2. 30.12 T Basic proof mark-up and symbols-1
3. 1.1 Th Basic proof mark-up and symbols-2
4. 2.1 F Style sheets
5. 5.1 M Transliteration of Indian names
6 6.1 T Practice proofing
7 7.1 W Stages of a text: receipt of manuscript to camera ready copy
8 9.1 F What elements in the text need documentation? Details of format and punctuation of notes, bibliography, bracketed references, reference lists.
9 12.1 M Overview of elements of documentation and what they do. Systems of documentation (humanities, author date etc) and authorities (MLA, MHRA, CMS )
10 13.1 T Indexing
11 15.1 Th Documentation practice
12 16.1 F Indexing and proofing test/practice

13 19.1 M Introduction to Word Processing in MS-Word
14 20.1 T Using and
15 21.1 W Pagemaker-1
16 22.1 Th Pagemaker-2
17 27.1 T Photoshop-1
18 28.1 W Photoshop-2
19 29.1 Th Book design-1
20 30.1 F Book design-2
21 2.2 M Book design-3
22 3.2 T TBA
23 5.2 Th Practice
24 6.2 F Practice
25 9.2 M Quark-1
26 10.2 T Quark-2
27 12.2 Th Test/practice
28 13.2 F Test/practice

29 16.2 M Formes and Reams: calculating paper needs
30 17.2 T Preparing camera ready copy and costing out
31 19.2 Th Checking printability of visuals and graphics
32 20.2 F Old methods of printing; printing terminology and procedures
33 23.2 M Jackets, covers and binding
34 24.2 T Managing procedures
35 26.2 Th Preparing blurbs (fiction and non-fiction) and catalogues
36 27.2 F Pricing books: booksellers’ discounts and author’s royalties
37 2.3 M Distribution and bookselling
38 3.3 T New retail and e-selling
39 5.3 Th Editing textbooks
40 6.3 F Publishing textbooks
41 9.3 M Genres: Scientific, technical, medical
43 10.3 T Genres: social sciences, references
43 12.3 Th Genres: fiction
44 13.3 F Genres: translation
45 16.3 M Commissioning
46 17.3 T Copyright and permission
47 19.3 Th Tact, libel, plagiarism
48 20.3 F Author’s rights, duties and dues
49 23.3 M Dealing with authors; office correspondence
50 24.3 T Commissioning
51 26.3 Th Understanding the market-1
52 27.3 F Understanding the market-2
53 30.3 M Media synergies
54 31.3 T Visit to press
55 2.4 Th Presentation by publishing houses
56 3.4 F Presentation by publishing houses
57 6.4 M Feedback
58 7.4 T Valedictory

Muharram: 8 Jan
Netaji Birthday 23 Jan
Republic Day 26 Jan
Dol / Holi Mar 11

• Abhijit Gupta, Reader, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Aloke Roychoudhury, CEO, DC Publishers
• Ananda Lal, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Angshuman Chakravarty, Manager, Marketing Intelligence, Pearson Educational
• Chandrima Bhattacharya, special correspondent, The Telegraph
• Deeptanil Roy, author and graphic artist
• Mandira Sen, proprietor, Bhatkal & Sen (Stree and Samya)
• Moitreyee Chatterjee, freelance editor and entrepreneur.
• Pinaki De, designer, illustrator, typographer; Lecturer, Department of English, Uttarpara College
• Rimi B. Chatterjee, novelist; Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Ronnie Gupta, proprietor, Argee Printers
• Sachin Rastogi, proprietor, Worldview Publishers and Booksellers
• Sreyasi Dastidar, chief subeditor, The Telegraph
• Sudeshna Banerjee, freelance editor
• Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Supriya Chaudhuri, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Swapan Chakravorty, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Trinankur Banerjee, freelance designer; Dorling Kindersley

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Editing and Publishing Course 2009


Applications are invited from Honours graduates in any discipline for a PG Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing to be conducted by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University from 29 December 2008 to 8 April 2009. Classes will normally be held four days a week from 6 to 8 p.m. Applicants have to appear for a screening test in English skills on 22 December 2008, at 5 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building. Course fee: Rs 6,000. Applications may be made on plain paper or via email (no enclosures/attachments required) to, addressed to the Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032. Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records (UG Arts/Science Building, 3rd floor, near Film Studies Department) between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on working days. Last date for applications: 19 December 2008. Original graduation certificate and mark-sheets must be produced on the day of the screening test.

Sukanta Chaudhuri,
Professor and Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records,
Jadavpur University

P.S. Please mention your address, telephone no. and email address in your application.