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This is a rolling events page and the latest events we have organised will be added to the top of the page and older events that may have already taken place will be lower down the page.

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Basics of subediting – How to be a successful subeditor, 17 September 2020

Our bi-monthly open mic migrates online to the cosy confines of Zoom.

An evening workshop on getting started with subediting. A crucial skill in journalism which is transferable to many other professions.

Basics of Subediting aims to give you a good grasp of this sought after skill. This short course will cover all the basics to help you understand how to be a successful subeditor.

The course covers learning the lingo, using house style, editing copy, writing headers, standfirsts and captions, fact-checking, understanding legal issues, design issues and more.

Participants are invited to ask questions as we work.

The course lasts 3 hours. Participants should have something to make notes with – laptop, tablet, or even a notebook and pen! A handout will be available afterwards.

Your tutor – Louise Bolotin:
Louise has worked in journalism since 1978 and has been freelance since 2005. She has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, worked in BBC local radio and was co-founder of hyperlocal news website Inside the M60 in Manchester. She has sat on the following NUJ councils – Freelance Industrial Council, Professional Training Committee (ProfCom) and Disabled Members Council. Until the pandemic lockdown she was the subeditor of the Congleton Chronicle.

This workshop is free for Meteor Community Members of our co-operative. You can sign up to become a member of The Meteor media co-op here.

You can become a member of the co-op for as little as £1/month and help us democratise the media in Manchester.

Members are sent promo codes for free tickets before each event and in a welcome email after signing up. You can enter the promo code upon clicking through to the ticket section of Eventbrite.

If you are a Meteor member and do not have a promo code, email: editor@themeteor.org.

If you cannot afford to pay the charge for the workshop, please let us know as we can offer a limited number of places free, email: editor@themeteor.org 

You can get your tickets here.

We will open the Zoom venue half an hour before the begining of the show