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Future-proof your career as a freelance publishing professional

A series of six live interactive workshops

  • Who is the 'Getting ready for AI' course for?
    The course is specifically designed for freelancers working in Educational and English Language Teaching publishing. We will be launching a course specifically designed for publishers and in-house staff later this year. Sign up to our mailing list to hear more. ​ ​
  • What new skills and knowledge will I acquire?
    In this course of six interactive workshop sessions, you will gain strategies and knowledge to efficiently integrate artificial intelligence into your workflows. You will learn to optimize prompts for quality content generation, leverage AI for assessment design, refine machine-generated text, automate fact-checking and localization, mitigate bias and implement ethical AI. Through hands-on practice, sample analysis, and custom workflows, you will build a toolkit to harness AI's power for productivity, relevance, and quality. Join us and take your writing and editing skills to the next level with AI collaboration.
  • What is the course format?
    The course comprises six weekly online workshops that cover a thematically designed progressive syllabus, but which can also be attended as standalone sessions. Each 1.5-hour workshop will be limited to a maximum of 20 course members to allow space and time for everyone to actively participate in practical tasks, breakout room discussions and meaningful feedback and Q&A opportunities. Registration for one or more modules also includes: A recording of a recent introductory webinar entitled What developments can we expect from generative AI and how might they impact the ELT and Educational publishing industry? Post-workshop quizzes that cement learning in an engaging way. Access to a course WhatsApp group where participants can share ideas and experiences with like-minded course participants and ask the trainer questions.
  • What are the modules? When do they take place?
    The workshops take place weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm (UK time) over a six-week period. All workshops are 1.5 hours and take place online via Zoom. Group size is limited to 20 per workshop. Once these current course dates are at capacity, it is possible to join the waiting list for additional workshop dates.
  • Who is the course tutor?
    Paulo Dantas is a founding partner of Troika and is a specialist in digital education and project management with a keen interest in the impact of technology on the learning and teaching process. He has developed a range of apps, learning platforms, games and other digital products, edited and written learning materials, designed language-learning syllabi, trained teachers and publishing professionals. In recent years, he has participated in several white paper editorial boards in the digital education industry, such as the Horizon Higher Education Report (2016, 2017 and 2019). He has also served as a lecture curator for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He studied social sciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco and is certified by the University of Cambridge (DELTA). He is currently pursuing a Masters at the University of Chichester in Professional Development for Education.
  • How much does each module cost?
    Pricing is £50 per module and subscribed Freelance Publishing Professionals members receive a discounted rate of £35. To access your personalised discount coupon code, log into your FPP account and navigate to the Member Discounts area. Input your coupon code at checkout. Not yet a Freelance Publishing Professionals member? Why not become a directory member today and take advantage of the member discount on this course? The annual subscription fee of £65 also includes regular online CPD webinars and social events and a substantial discount on your Awayday ticket, amongst other benefits. Find out more and join today.

The publishing industry is on the cusp of huge change driven by the rapidly evolving capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. This does raise ethical concerns and practical issues, but also promises to offer exciting opportunities. Many organisations are poised with bated breath, waiting for copyright laws to stabilize and confirm how AI can be effectively embedded into workflows and production processes. In readiness for that time, this course will allow you to master the skills and tools needed to harness AI's potential, enabling you to work collaboratively and flexibly with publishing organisations.

What are previous participants saying about the course?

  • Paulo is so knowledgeable! Really personable,diplomatic, encouraging. Thoughtful answers to all our questions.

  • [Paulo is] well prepared, including sending us links before the module so that we're ready when it starts.

  • I've been thinking about it and telling everyone constantly.

  • The very specific examples of creating IELTS practice tests made me see immediately how I could apply what I'd learned.

  • I now feel much more aware of the huge potential as well as the issues.

  • I've enjoyed the sessions I've been to. It definitely helps to attend more than one session to gain a real overview.

What if a module is sold out?

If one or more modules are sold out or you are unable to attend on the advertised date, please use the button below to join our waiting list. You will then be notified when further module dates are released.

  • Module 3: Editing content with AI – refining prompts and evaluating AI suggestions for educational content
    Module 3: Editing content with AI – refining prompts and evaluating AI suggestions for educational content
    Wed, Jun 19
    Webinar workshop
    Jun 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Jun 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Freelance Publishing Professionals members receive a £15 discount. Collect your discount code from the Members' Area of our website.
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  • Module 4: Editing content with AI – streamlining editing: fact checking, citations and localization
    Module 4: Editing content with AI – streamlining editing: fact checking, citations and localization
    Wed, Jun 26
    Webinar workshop
    Jun 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Jun 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Freelance Publishing Professionals members receive a £15 discount. Collect your discount code from the Members' Area of our website.
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  • Module 5: Editing content with AI – bias, ethics and cultural sensitivity
    Module 5: Editing content with AI – bias, ethics and cultural sensitivity
    Wed, Jul 03
    Webinar workshop
    Jul 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Jul 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Freelance Publishing Professionals members receive a £15 discount. Collect your discount code from the Members' Area of our website.
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  • Module 6: Re-designing workflows to implement AI  (with examples of how publishers are already using AI)
    Module 6: Re-designing workflows to implement AI  (with examples of how publishers are already using AI)
    Wed, Jul 10
    Webinar workshop
    Jul 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Jul 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar workshop
    Freelance Publishing Professionals members receive a £15 discount. Collect your discount code from the Members' Area of our website.
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