Online sub-editing masterclass

This expert-led online course offers a unique opportunity to master the art of sub-editing at your own pace.

Course summary

In six weekly sessions, the former Head of Writing Standards at the BBC will coach you and a small group of trainees through each stage of the process until confident subbing becomes second nature to you. Short practical sessions combine with insider know-how, group discussion, quick quizzes and video tutorials to give you the skills to turn raw copy into precise and compelling stories at high speed.

Course curriculum

Martin Lloyd

Martin Lloyd is a trainer who spent 10 years as writing standards editor at the BBC’s training division, the BBC Academy.

Martin’s trained BBC News journalists, TV and radio producers and senior managers. He’s coached digital content producers. And he’s produced writing guides for BBC staff.

Since leaving the BBC, he's been delivering online and classroom courses in partnership with

Martin’s also mentored an editor at the Financial Times, trained Filipino journalists remotely and delivered face-to-face training through the London School of Publishing.

And he’s been a content designer for the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Earlier in his career, Martin edited copy and designed pages for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Metro, Broadcast, New Statesman and Marketing Week.

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