Andrew Steeds, Course Director of Rewriting and Substantive Editing, talks about the unexpected challenges of being a PTC tutor.
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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.
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.
Jane Buekett gives us her expert view.
We asked Andrew Steeds, who teaches the PTC course Rewriting and Substantive Editing, for his three golden rules of editing. This is his (slightly tongue in cheek) response.
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.