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
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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.
Professional proofreader and PTC graduate Louise Harnby gives us her expert view.
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 gives us her expert view.
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.