Susie Bertinshaw shares her recent experience of the course
I...approached the course expecting it to be focusing on grammar, structure and correcting errors, and the experience helped me to completely redefine what it meant to be a copy-editor and proofreader...
Lisa de Caux, a recent graduate, shares her thoughts
Changing career can be an unnerving prospect. How can you help reduce the trepidation? For me, market-leading training was absolutely critical.
Valerie Fawcett shares her thoughts about this key skill
Negotiating is something we have to do all the time if we are to get the job done and maintain good relationships.
In some ways, the life of a Civil Servant is similar to being a copy-editor and proof-reader rolled into one
Having participated in the PTC course Introduction to Editorial Skills in July, this delegate experienced Progress in Editorial Skills just six months later.
"With the aim of adding another string to my copy-editing bow, I signed up for the PTC’s Rewriting and Substantive Editing course"...Clare Langford shares her experience.
Victoria Selwyn, a freelance French−English Translator, shares her experience
...I had a long shopping list of expectations, from checking whether I was doing the right sort of thing in my professional practice to gaining insights into voice and style.
Jason Mitchell, Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier, shares his comments
The publishing industry is characterized by successful innovation and adaptation to meet market needs, and in a fast-changing field it is vital that those employed in Editorial continually invest in, and update, their skillsets and knowledge.
Annette Kjølby, Commissioning Editor at Samfundslitteratur in Denmark, sums up her experience
Although the course focuses on publishing in the UK, it is also useful for editors abroad, since most of the topics are comparable and “translatable”... I...highly recommend that new commissioning editors join the course during their early years in the job, which would be most rewarding.
Annette Kjølby, commissioning editor, Samfundslitteratur, Denmark
Helen Marsden of Hodder Education shares her thoughts
By the time I took the course I’d been an acting CE for about 8 months and in the four days we covered so many elements of the role of commissioning editor that it really helped strengthen my knowledge of the role...
Laura Craddock reflects on PTCs course on copyright.
Copyright has always been one of those topics that left me feeling daunted...So, when the opportunity came up to attend the 1-day ‘Copyright - How to Get What you Need in the Digital Age’, I was happy to take it.
A novice freelance editor experiences Introduction to Editorial Skills
What I didn’t realise is how much I would learn at the PTC’s Introduction to Editorial Skills course.
A recent delegate shares their thoughts about presenting
...I know how important an impressive pitch can be in a publishing career, especially for someone just beginning to commission.
Holly Tonks, Commissioning Editor of Children’s Books at Tate Publishing, reflects on how children's literature fits into our world
Is it me, or does the world feel slightly out of control at the moment? On a daily basis we are inundated with articles about Brexit, maniacal world leaders, war-torn lands and sinking public services. Sometimes, I feel a bit useless and unable to make any substantial contribution . . . I mean I’m a Commissioning Editor for children’s books. What could I possibly do?
Atop Carmelite House on London’s Victoria embankment, some of publishing’s best and brightest gathered in Hachette’s rooftop café and garden yesterday evening to hear the announcement of this year’s Kim Scott Walwyn Prize winner.
Alice Curry, short listed for the 2017 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize talks passion
Sometimes I wonder why I’m in publishing. The market is fickle, the margins are tiny, the infrastructure is impossibly opaque and I’m certainly not going to make my millions...