Louise Harnby is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who works with independent authors of commercial fiction, particularly crime, thriller and mystery. In her spare time, she writes quirky flash fiction.
Here she explains the vital steps a professional editor or proofreader should take to attract ‘best-fit’ authors and gain their trust.
Jaz Damen shares her experience of Introduction to Editorial Skills
It was really valuable to see how other delegates approach copy-editing and proofreading in their own way
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.
Freelance journalist, editor and author Jasmin Kirkbride gives a personal perspective of attending a PTC course.
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.
Andrew Steeds, Course Director of Rewriting and Substantive Editing, talks about the unexpected challenges of being a PTC tutor.
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.