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Are book fairs still relevant?

As she shuttles from Bologna to London Book Fair, Julia Garvey asks whether the time, expense and effort is still worth it in 2016.

What's different about on-screen editing?

Download our free PTC guide to On-screen Editing to find out

To complement the Editing in Word course, we have published a free guide to on-screen editing, which gives you lots of tips for preparing for an on-screen copy-edit, as well as what you should know to save time and improve your work and its value.

Books empower and enrich our lives

Sheila O’Reilly: a booksellers perspective

Sometimes in our industry we forget that not everyone can read, or read easily. Sheila O'Reilly tells us how Quick Reads are looking to help.

Chasing the glittering literary prizes

Sheila O’Reilly: a bookseller's perspective

As an editor are you aiming high? Are you aiming to be the editor who commissions the next Bailey’s winner or the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize*? Will achieving that accolade for your author matter to your career? But more importantly for Mr Finance of the 6th floor will it sell books?
The short answer is yes, the slightly longer answer is yes but, and the very long answer follows.

There's change in the air...

It was a sunny Friday in November and the great and the good of the Publishing Training Centre gathered together for our first Tutor Insight Day.

Editing and the self-published author

Why professional editing is vital

Everyone understands that the editor's role is essential within a traditional publishing house. But what happens when you opt to self-publish? Can you edit it yourself, or simply get away without this step in the process? Here Anna Lewis, of self-publishing platform CompletelyNovel, examines the pros and cons of editing for the independent author.

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