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It seems pretty fitting to be writing a blog about self-study courses in January, the month of resolutions, new starts, and goal setting. And what could be better than taking those first tentative steps towards a new career? Our free PTC Guide can help.
Julia Garvey has been freelancing and working from home for nearly 20 years. Here is her guide to surviving and prospering.
Professional proofreader and PTC graduate Louise Harnby gives us her expert view.
(or more properly marks for copy preparation and proof correction)
You are on a hiding to nothing when penning an article about proofreading or copy-editing. You are bound to make mistakes and, essentially, you are inviting everyone to spot them. And when they do spot them, that’s where the British Standards marks come into their own.
What exactly is a proofreader?
What does a proofreader do? And is it a role I might enjoy? If you find yourself asking these questions then fear not, our handy guide might help.
Chloe May of Osprey Publishing gives us her thoughts on her time at our Introduction to Editorial Skills two-day course.
Jane Buekett, Editorial Manager at Hodder Education shares her thinking on why project management is a critical skill for all editors.
Freelance journalist, editor and author Jasmin Kirkbride gives a personal perspective of attending a PTC course.
Steve Connolly, Publishing Director for FE and Digital at Hodder Education, ponders on the current digital landscape.
Rebecca Lovell of Cambridge University Press shares a five point guide for Commissioning Editors to create a successful publishing strategy.
Richard Balkwill of Copytrain shares what delegates to Commissioning and List Management, PTC’s premier publishing course, can expect to learn about copyright and why they need to know it.
Rachel Maund, founder of Marketability and tutor for the Publishing Training Centre, shares six nuggets of wisdom to make sure you set about your marketing planning and activity in a way that will lead to success.
BBIA 2016 Award winner Alison Barrow's take on social media
Transworld's Alison Barrow gives us her thoughts on the power of social media, and how publishers can harness it.
Nina Pottell says it does.
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A career in children's publishing is rewarding, creative and highly desirable - so how do you get yours off the ground?