Workshop for editors


Antigone Filippopoulou, e-mail contact: and
Costoula Sclavenitis, e-mail contact:

The Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece organized its first workshop for editors in the academic year 2003-2004.

The workshop is addressed to young scholars (25-35 years old) who wish to become professional editors.

Members of the workshop should meet all the following conditions:

  • Great love of books, not only as items to be read, but also as objects in themselves.
  • Bookish tendencies, from which they will have already accrued a fund of knowledge and images.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Modern Greek language, which will be attested not only by a university degree, but also by a special examination which candidates will sit.
  • Good knowledge of at least one foreign language.

Knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin is considered a serious advantage. Previous activity, professional or amateur, in proofreading or copy-editing is not a prerequisite for participation in the Foundation's workshop and is definitely not an advantage.

Participants in the workshop are trained in editing as practised by the Foundation. This is a two-year course with two-hour sessions held twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday 4.30-6.30 pm), between October and June, at the Foundation's offices in Plaka, 13 Thoukydidou St.

The workshop is directed by the head of the Foundation's publications, Antigone Filιppοpoulou, and the historian-editor, Costoula Sclavenitis, but other professionals from the publishing business (editors, translators, typographers) also participate from time to time. Upon completion of the course, participants will be in a position to undertake the editing of scientific publications on behalf of the Foundation or other publishing houses.

Interested parties should send an application form, along with a brief CV, to or the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank, 13 Thoukydidou St, Athens 105 58, for the attention of the Workshop for Editors.