Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Notice for the 12th Editing and Publishing course



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 February- April 2015. Classes will normally be held four days a week from 6-8 p.m. Applicants have to appear for a screening test on 30 January 2015 (Friday), at 6 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building.

Course fee: Rs 8,500, to be paid on the day of admission, by cheque or demand draft payable in Kolkata, made out to "The Registrar, Jadavpur University’. 

Applications may be made on plain paper or by email to Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records (5th floor, Rabindra Bhaban, JU) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on working days.

Last date for receipt of applications: 29 January, 2015. 
(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.

P.S. Those who have applied once need not apply again,