Past Courses

Oct ’09
2

Legal Issues in e-Publishing

This half-day workshop will introduce participants to the intellectual property and contractual legal issues that commonly arise in the field of e-publishing. Details
Jun ’09
29-30

Writing, Publishing & Promoting Your Book

To be an author, you naturally have got to write a book. Yet writing a book is often the most daunting stage. At this session, you’ll learn a step-by-step organisation plan for nonfiction book writing. Details
Jun ’09
19

How to Freelance & Article Writing

Learn effective methods for selling magazine and newspaper articles, and how to craft compelling feature articles from a professional freelancer and writer. Details
May ’09
13-14

The Business of Publishing for Editors

This two-day workshop is primarily for experienced editors looking to develop their skills for managerial roles in the publishing industry. The objective is advancement from the process of publishing to the business of publishing and coverage includes roles in publishing services management; acquisitions and list management; publishing programme development; and, general management. Details
May ’09
11

Editing Essentials

In this workshop, editorial novices and veterans pit their wits against a comprehensive test of editorial competence set at international levels and incorporating features of tests set by publishing houses and media firms. Details
Apr ’09
3

Contract Rights in the Publishing Industry

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of contract law. Participants will also learn to understand and identify the different rights that exist in publishing and the relevant clauses in publishing contracts. Details
Mar ’09
14

How to Set up A Reading Programme in School

The introductory part of the workshop will focus on processes involved in proficient reading. Following this, a description will be given of a reading programme in a local Singapore Primary School implemented with the aim of developing readers. The final part of the workshop will focus on a central part of the programme namely, the various techniques that was used to develop students’ interest in books. Details
Mar ’09
7

Words, Pictures, Story!

This highly interactive workshop ensures that participants will have the opportunity to explore the Words, Picture, Story! (WPS) writing templates and achieve a hands-on and active understanding of WPS. Details
Nov ’08
19-21

Creating Graphic Novels

This workshop will examine the basic techniques and concepts of graphic novel creation. We will study the mechanisms of the narrative image sequence, and how the comic form may be used to communicate character, events, and mood. Details
Oct 23 – Dec 9

Write To Publish

If you have the wish to publish and the will to write, Write to Publish will help you find the way to succeed. Details
Jul ’08
4

Contracts and Rights for Writers

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of contract law. Participants will also learn to understand and identify the different rights that exist in publishing and the relevant clauses in publishing contracts. Details
Jun ’08
27-28

The Essentials of Proofing and Editing

This 2-day workshop will explore ways to edit journalistic and academic writing through presentations, practical examples/exercises on writing, editing and critiquing. This hands-on workshop is targeted at beginners at print editing and reporting. Details
Jun ’08
21

Writing the Self: Memoir Writing II

A good memoir captures and frames fascinating moments and experiences in our lives. This participatory workshop, made lively with discussion, examples and group sharing, will help you write good and readable memoirs. Details
Jun ’08
13

Intellectual Property Rights in the Publishing Industry

This 1-day workshop will introduce participants to the concept of intellectual property rights and the different branches of intellectual property. Participants will gain an understanding of how different intellectual property rights can arise and be protected, particularly in the publishing industry. Details