Workshop for editors

Directed by Costoula Sclavenitis (

The Workshop for Copy-Editors of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET) is addressed to young people with a university degree who wish to undertake copy-editing professionally. The Workshop has been running continuously since 2003. The seven two-year cycles completed to date were taught by Antigone Filippopoulou, head of the publishing department of MIET, and Costoula Sclavenitis.

To apply for participation in the Workshop, candidates must fulfil the following two requirements:

1. Be 25 to 35 years of age

2. Hold a university degree

More specifically, the Workshop is addressed to young people who love books not only as reading matter but also as physical objects, have a very good command of Modern Greek and at least one foreign language (preferably English). Applicants will be required to take a written exam for the assessment of their language skills (for which no special preparation is needed).

Prior experience –professional or otherwise– in proof-reading and / or copy-editing is not a requirement for participation in the Workshop and will not be taken into account for the assessment of applicants. The final selection is based solely on the results of the written exam.

The Workshop is a two-year course (beginning in October and ending in June) held at the offices of MIET in Plaka, Athens, on 13 Thoukydidou Street. Lessons are carried out every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. No tuition fees are charged.

The participation of speakers from various professional fields related to publishing (printers, binders, copy-editors, translators, writers, philologists, bibliographers, lexicographers contributes to an in-depth understanding of the multifaceted problems and tasks facing copy-editors.

To apply for the next cycle (2019–2021), please send your application for the 9th Workshop together with a short C.V. (do not forget to mention your date of birth and your degree) to the following e-mail address: or post it to: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, 13 Thoukydidou Street, 105 58 Athens.
Applications for the next cycle should be submitted from 1st January to 31st May 2019.

Interview with Antigone Filippopoulou on the subject of copy-editing.