The latest news from Editorial TrainingNews and updates from Editorial Training, a provider of training in publishing skills.http://www.edittrain.co.uk/Bacterium or bacteria?Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:00:00Last week Adam Rutherford, presenter of Radio 4's Inside Science, put up a great defence of his use of the word 'bacteria' to refer to a single organism. Technically, traditionalists would say, 'bacteria' is the plural and 'bacterium' the singular. It's a Latin word, and Latin rules should therefore be followed. Except that they aren't. Even, it's fair to say, by the most traditional traditionalihttp://www.edittrain.co.uk/newsitem.php?id=77Bookmachine UnpluggedWed, 15 May 2013 23:00:00From its fairly humble start as an opportunity for publishers to meet after work on a purely social level, Bookmachine has evolved into something of a phenomenon. Its London events have proved incredibly popular, and is now running similar meetings all over the world. Bookmachine has also started to run special speaker meetings - Bookmachine Unplugged - and the next one takes place on 23 Mayhttp://www.edittrain.co.uk/newsitem.php?id=76Self-publishing: a step on the road to traditional publishing?Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:00:00As self-publishing grows in popularity, are new distribution channels helping publishers to identify needles of literary excellence in haystacks of mediocrity?http://www.edittrain.co.uk/newsitem.php?id=75Just how digital do proofreaders and editors have to get?Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:00:00It might not feel like it, but digital publishing in general and ebooks in particular are still relatively new. Different formats and devices are still vying for supremacy, and the benefits (or otherwise) of different types of enhanced ebook are still hotly debated. Nevertheless, a quick wander around the London Book Fair, and it's clear that (most) publishers have well and truly woken up and smelt the coffee - digital is very much mainstream. Where, then, does this leave the less technically minded publishing professional? Should proofreaders and editors all be learning XML and HTML5?http://www.edittrain.co.uk/newsitem.php?id=74Top ten training tips no. 9Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:00:009. Make the most of structured learningEver tried teaching yourself something? A new language or a musical instrument, perhaps?It's incredibly hard to do.Sometimes, motivation is the problem. How do you convince yourself to set aside the necessary time each day when you have no set deadlines, no externally marked assignments and no exams to prepare for?Or perhaps you just can't get to grips with thttp://www.edittrain.co.uk/newsitem.php?id=73