Friday, 25 October 2013

Announcement: EditPub 2014


Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing
at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University

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 16 December 2013 to 28 March 2014. Classes will normally be held four days a week from 6-8 p.m. Applicants have to appear for a screening test on 12 December 2013 (Thursday), at 6 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building. Course fee: Rs 8,000. Applications may be made on plain paper or by email to, addressed to the Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records. Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records (SCTR Annexe, 1st floor, Energy Studies Building, JU) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on working days.

Last date for receipt of applications: 8 December 2013. 
(For details about previous courses see:

After an initial six weeks of common classes, the course will divide into two parallel modules, one specializing in editing and the other in design. Eight to ten students, depending on aptitude, may apply for the design module.

Broad course topics: role of the editor; parts of a book; copy-editing and proofing; documentation and indexing; copyright; office correspondence; overview of publishing; editing with software; book and cover design; commissioning and contracts; production; manufacture; open source philosophy and LaTeX; pagemaking using proprietary software such as Adobe Pagemaker, Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign; Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop; publicity design; business plan analysis; e-publishing; marketing; publicity; distribution; press visits; live projects.

India’s longest running university course in Editing and Publishing has trained hundreds of professionals for some of the leading English-language publishing houses in the country, as well as for other media. Our students have been hired by Pearson Education India, Pearson Education U.K., Oxford University Press, HarperCollins, Rupa, Hachette, Scholastic, Penguin India, Macmillan, Dorling Kindersley, Sage, Orient Blackswan, Anthem, Google, TCS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Times of India, and the Ananda Bazar Patrika group, among others.

     Amlan Das Gupta
     Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records
     Jadavpur University


Abhijit Gupta, Director, Jadavpur University Press
Ananda Lal, Professor of English, Jadavpur University; Proprietor, Writers' Workshop
Angshuman Chakraborty, Publishing Operations Director, Pearson Education International Editor-in-Chief, Pearson Education India
Arunava Sinha, Translator
Ashish Arora, Assistant Vice President, Digital Publishing & Production Editorial, Macmillan India
Daniel Luiz, Project Editor, Pearson Education International
Deeptanil Ray, Project Fellow, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
Devalina Mookerjee, Development Editor, Jadavpur University Press
Diya Kar Hazra, Publisher, Bloomsbury India
Mandira Sen, Director, Stree-Samya
Mrinmoyee Sinha, Freelance E-Publishing Professional
Padmini Ray Murray, Lecturer, Publishing Studies, University of Stirling
Parameshwari Sircar, Copy Editor, Routledge India
Pinaki De, Assistant Professor of English, Uttarpara Raja Peary Mohan College
Pradipta Sarkar, Commissioning Editor, Rupa Publications India
Rimi B. Chatterjee, Associate Professor of English, Jadavpur University
Ronnie Gupta, Print and Production Manager, Hyam Enterprises
Sandhya Ghoshal, Acquisitions Editor, Pearson Education International
Sohini Bhattacharya, Publicity Manager, Hachette India
Somnath Basu, Freelance Editor
Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University
Sumita Roy, Head—Rights, Contracts and Translations, Oxford University Press India
Trinankur Banerjee, Assistant Editor, The Times of India
Urmi Rupa Pal, Editor and Designer, Jadavpur University Press
V. K. Karthika, Publisher and Chief Editor, HarperCollins India