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Top tips for freelancing from home

Julia Garvey has spent a significant part of her career working as a freelancer in publishing. Her top 10 tips will help anyone working from home survive and prosper.

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

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