EASE School for Manuscript Editors and Academic Authors

EASE training events are an excellent way of meeting other editors and industry professionals, learning from expert speakers and joining the discussion on a range of topics. Many events are held virtually, enabling quick and inexpensive access to a wealth of knowledge.

This four-session online training course has been designed to help researchers, academics, technical writers and copy editors who edit technical documents to make them more acceptable to journal editors and publishers, less likely to be desk-rejected, and once accepted, be published ahead of other manuscripts.

The course is held over four weeks, with two topics covered each week:


  • Publishing in high-impact-factor journals: an overview
  • Handling quantitative expressions in running text
  • Organising numerical data into reader-friendly tables
  • Preparing impactful charts, graphs and other illustrations
  • Mastering the minutiae of citations and references
  • Learning to be a more effective academic writer
  • Responding to reviewers’ comments and avoiding plagiarism
  • Putting finishing touches to your written work.


The training will be led by Yateendra Joshi, freelance copy-editor and trainer, EASE Council member, and chair of the EASE Training Committee.


This course is particularly suitable for those in the early stages of their careers as a manuscript editor or academic writer, but will benefit those of all experiences, involved in writing and editing scientific documents.

  • Wednesday, 1 March 2023
  • Wednesday, 8 March 2023
  • Wednesday, 15 March 2023
  • Wednesday, 22 March 2023

For full information regarding the course content and format download the Course Brochure


About our trainer

Yateendra Joshi

Freelance copy editor and trainerIndia

After working as a scientist for a decade, Yateendra Joshi became a professional editor and has been one for more than 30 years. He worked with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, for 15 years; with the World Institute of Sustainable Energy for 10; and now divides his time between freelance copy-editing and teaching. He is an accredited editor with Diplomate status certified by the Board of Editors in Life Sciences, USA. Currently, only 30 editors worldwide are thus qualified. He also holds the Certificate of Advanced English awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University and was elected for the second term (2021–23) to the council of EASE, the European Association of Science Editors.

Yateen’s book, Communicating in Style, was endorsed by the late John le Carré in the following words: “A gem. Courteous, unfrightening and essential. A pocket companion to Fowler’s A Dictionary of Modern English Usage.”

Yateen is a member of the board of experts, National Association of Independent Writers & Editors, USA and a member of the editorial board of Information Design Journal. For more than 15 years, Yateen has also been conducting semester-long courses and shorter training programmes for academics and researchers on writing, publishing, and presenting.

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