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Content Strategy: Two Key Take Outs

Stay focused and don’t wait for the finished product – two key take-outs when it comes to content strategy

Julia Heitmann shares her experience of Content Strategy for the Web

A copywriting course that taught me how ordinary words can do the most extraordinary things.

Poppy Emerson discovers how to communicate with her target audience in a more focused, fast and efficient manner.

I was given the opportunity by my work to complete a copywriting course in London and without hesitation I leapt at the idea. The PTC promised a course that was jam-packed with useful tips and plenty of advice to send us well on our way to becoming competent copywriters.

A great addition to my skill set

Sara Haveron tells us about her experience of Editorial Project Management

Having been Staff Editor of Paediatric Care Online, at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, for only 6 months I saw this course and thought it would be a great addition to my skill set and increase my knowledge around editorial processes and general management.

Getting to Grips with People Management in Publishing

Lauren Newby of The History Press reports on her experience of the course.

The course title sounded promising to a relatively new manager, and when the programme for the two days arrived it didn’t disappoint… that the course was specifically designed for publishing professionals and taught by people with many years’ experience in publishing really stood out.

Advancing your proofreading

Daniel Bowen of Crown House shares his experience of PTC’s Advanced Proofreading course.

A “Distinction” graduate of Basic Proofreading found that this one-day face-to-face course was just right for him.

Upskilling with Advanced Proofreading

An experienced proofreader shares her experience of PTC’s one-day Advanced Proofreading course.

I was looking to gain 3 things from the PTC’s Advanced Proofreading course...
...This comprehensive course ticked all three (of these) boxes for me, and many more

Making good use of the web - even when you love print

Heather Turley shares her experience of the PTC course, Writing for the Web

It was time to make sure my love for copywriting, editing and generally red-penning every document in sight would stand the digital test.

A Day in the Life of an Editor

"It’s a real privilege to work closely with talented writers on their books, feeding back ideas and suggestions on how to shape the manuscript into the best it can be."

Katie Seaman, winner of the 2018 LBF Trailblazer Award, gives us the inside story of an editor's working life.

Project Management Tools for All

An experienced editor reports on the course

When the PTC announced their new project management course I decided to attend because editorial project management has been one of the services I offer for over 10 years, and the prospect of learning about new techniques appealed greatly.

Reflections on the publishing industry today

Abiola Bello, a Trailblazer winner in 2018, shares her current view of things

"The Trailblazer Award is important because it shows the industry that young people are very aware of the industry and are taking steps to change it for the better."

Introduction to Editorial Skills - a delegate's viewpoint

Early in her career in publishing Lana participated in the two-day Introduction to Editorial Skills

"Working in publishing we become so accustomed to the way that our company copy-edits and proofreads that we forget the skills that are universally implemented, and this course reminds us of these universal techniques.”

What being a commissioning editor involves

Phoebe Morgan, a 2018 Trailblazer Award winner, shares her take on being an editor.

I feel very lucky to do what I love – it’s so much fun getting to read for a living and bringing new books into readers’ hands. I’m very proud of the Avon list and know how hard the whole team works to get a book onto the shelves (or virtual shelves) – there’s an awful lot that goes on behind the scenes and I find it a really fascinating process.

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