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What skills are in demand in publishing today?

Helen Speedy is the Associate Director of Atwood Tate

Helen Speedy reveals her insights on the type of skills that recruiters look for in publishing candidates today, including what skills have changed – or not – over her time in the industry

Diversity and Inclusion 101: Getting recruitment right

Clare Grist Taylor

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) present a huge challenge for everyone in publishing. Initiatives abound, but, argues Publishing Training Centre (PTC) tutor, Clare Grist Taylor, the humble recruitment process can make a real contribution – if only we take it seriously.

So you’re a qualified freelance editor. Why should an author trust you?

Louise Harnby is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who works with independent authors of commercial fiction, particularly crime, thriller and mystery. In her spare time, she writes quirky flash fiction.

Here she explains the vital steps a professional editor or proofreader should take to attract ‘best-fit’ authors and gain their trust.

From idea to publication: My experience with Unbound

Helen Young, author and digital editor for a major UK publisher, crowdfunded her first novel through award-winning publishers, Unbound

Here, she talks about her journey to publication, whether experience helps and how to give yourself the best shot at reaching your goals.

Get Promotion Ready with Progress in Editorial Skills

Ella Brice-Jeffreys shares her experience of Progress in Editorial Skills

When I was promoted to editor, I wanted to ensure that I entered my new role with a more in-depth knowledge of proofreading and copy-editing

There is No Simple Formula for Effective Team Working

Alix Long, graduate trainee at Pearson, learns that being honest about one’s capabilities is an important factor for being an effective team member

Be honest with your own capabilities and recognise that there is not an extensive checklist for being an effective team member

The Qualities of a Good Team Member in Publishing

Becky Boxx, graduate trainee at Pearson, experiences Effective Team Working and discovers the qualities she can bring to a team

I gained first-hand experience about the qualities required to be a good team member

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