Editorial Freelancing Live Q&A Thursday 24 May 1-3pm

Posted on May 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Publishing Training Centre are hosting their first live Q&A session on Thursday 24 May between 1-3pm. They have a panel of eight experts who will be on their forum answering your questions and queries about editorial freelancing. To get involved, simply register your details on their website, once you have logged in you will have full access to the forum. The session will take place in a thread called Editorial Freelancing. If you are not available on Thursday but would still like your questions answered by the panel please email lottie@bookhouse.co.uk and she will put them forward for you.

Areas that will be covered on Thursday:

Digital proofreading; Workflows; Digital copy-editing; Freelancing; Grammatical queries; Editorial resources; Self-promotion

Here is a bit more about the panellists for Thursday’s online event:

Sarah Sodhi has been producing, editing and reviewing digital resources alongside their hard-copy counterparts for primary, secondary and adult education publishers.

Louise Harnby is a UK-based freelance proofreader with 22 years’ publishing experience; her clients are primarily academic publishing houses specializing in the social sciences and humanities.

Miranda Bethell is only just launching her full-time freelance career but she has already had some interesting projects to work on.

Liz Jones is a freelance project manager, copy-editor and proofreader. She has been a freelancer for four years, following a decade working as an in-house project manager for four different publishers.

Tamsin Shelton
got her break at Penguin Books in 1989. In 1997 Tamsin made the decision to go freelance in order to pursue the holy grail of combining work and family life.

Hilary Marsden worked in-house for 18 years, including 13 years as the Editor of Whitaker’s Almanack. She has been self-employed since 1999, working mostly on reference titles and educational material for publishers.

Alison Shakspeare
dived into the freelance pond in 1987 to carry out theatre tour publicity and arts market research. Checking copy came with the territory and it transmuted into professional editing.

Sonia Cutler is an experienced freelance copy-editor and proofreader. Sonia’s editing services include on-screen editing, copy-editing, Web writing and editing, proofreading and editing of non-native English.

See you online on Thursday!

Here is the link to the full article.