External Training Course discounts

Publishing Training Centre Short Courses

PTC is a leader in publishing training, providing flexible courses which can be run in company, in workshops and online. PTC works with tutors with significant industry experience to guarantee the most up-to-date training. Their course content is informed by the Publishing Qualifications Board to ensure they make an immediate impact.

A 15% discount on any short course. Please use the discount code SOI15. Below are links to those most likely to be of interest but there are others available:

Introduction to Editorial Skills: Copy-Editing and Proofreading (two-day course)

Created in collaboration with some of the UK’s major publishing houses, this entry-level, three-step course offers a thorough introduction to modern publishing processes and the key publishing skills of copy-editing and proofreading.

Progress in Editorial Skills (two-day course)

Created by a team of industry experts, this intermediate level, three-step course takes print and digital copy-editing and proofreading to the next level, instilling the confidence to deal with even the trickiest of editorial challenges.

Advanced Proofreading (one-day course)

A masterclass for those who want to apply their existing proofreading skills to challenging texts and learn advanced decision-making strategies.

Advanced Copy-Editing (one-day course)

A masterclass for experienced copy-editors that hones their skills in comprehension, structure and consistency.

The PTC also offer a range of other more in depth e-learning  and tutor-guided self-study courses which will be of interest to indexers, although there is no discount available on these.


American Society for Indexing (ASI)

There is a discount on the full purchase price of ASI webinars and online learning available to Society of Indexers members. Visit the ASI online store and when prompted use the discount code LEARN2020


Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

A discount is available for CIEP courses. See the CIEP training page and when choosing a course, select SI Member from the dropdown menu for membership grade


Certitec Software training

Certitec, an Adobe authorised training centre (AATC), is offering individual members of SI who are funding themselves privately, a special 25% discount (see below) on training in the following:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Animate

Discounted training is available only at the following venues:

  • Cardiff
  • Covent Garden, London

For full details, see the Certitec website.

Certitec offers a 15% discount for self-funding individuals on all its courses, and is generously offering SI self-funding members a further 10% off this rate when they use the code SOI when booking, bringing the total discount to 25%. Note: This offer does not extend to members who are being funded by a company or who are on a workplace training scheme.