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A shout out to all small, independent publishers out there…

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...

The importance of the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Helen Chapman, Designer at Templar Publishing, explains why she values the Kim Scot Walwyn Prize

...this would be my last year to apply for the KSW Prize so I got my references in and waited. I received the best rejection of my life when I got notified I didn’t make the short list. That might sound bizarre...

A journey from aspiring 'Famous Author' to editor

I didn’t expect to be an editor – from about halfway through my undergrad degree, I was determined to be a Famous Author

Kesia Lupo, Editor at Chicken House shares her story about switching ambition from being a Famous Author to become an Editor

Break into publishing with the help of Introduction to Editorial Skills

Alice Gordge experienced PTCs Introduction to Editorial Skills

Breaking into the publishing industry can be a daunting feat, particularly for recent graduates or those new to the business. In this competitive job market, it can be difficult to know where to begin, what experience you need and what you should expect from a career in publishing.

Small publishers offer big horizons.

Sarah Braybrooke of Scribe extols the virtues of working for a small company

There are fleeting moments when working for a small publisher can feel like a disadvantage...

What is it like working in digital publishing?

Amy Durant, Publishing Director of Endeavour Press shares her insights

Building a career directly in digital publishing has given me a lot of insight on how the publishing industry is progressing; what the future is likely to hold; and the ways the market is shifting for authors and readers.

How do you make the best of your website pages?

A participant of Writing for the Web course shares their thoughts…

“Are your ‘cognitive burdens’ getting in the way of how you read on a screen? Do you manage to scroll past the ‘fold’ before succumbing to ‘text-neck’ and ‘iPad hand’? Is the report you’re reading loaded with ‘dirty magnets’? 


So what is "content strategy"?

Hayley Wood, an Editor at Springer Healthcare, reports back.

"A worthwhile experience for anyone working with, or responsible for, online content"

What does your website content strategy have in common with a fruit stall?

Gill Box-Grainger was a delegate on Content Strategy for the Web

Content strategy for the web involves much more than a visually appealing website. It is about ensuring that your business objectives are balanced with your user needs. If your business goals aren’t defined, you won’t sell your product; and if your users can’t find what they want, they will leave.

Could you proofread an exam script?

This is how Cambridge Assessment train their staff to do so…

Amanda Chisholm, Senior Assessment Manager at Cambridge Assessment for 11 years, talks abut making sure the team have all the skills they need to excel.