The Publishing Training Centre Launch a New Course for Children's Editors

Posted on June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) is proud to announce the launch of their new course The Children’s Illustrated Book Editor which will run for the first time on 26-27 September 2012 at their training centre in London.

The course aims to provide you with the key skills and knowledge to enable you to deliver a children’s illustrated book, on time and on budget. It will cover the project management and editorial processes involved in producing illustrated children’s books, covering all of the stages from planning the concept to designing the work. The course will also look specifically at editing an illustrated children’s book and how this differs from generic copy-editing. You will gain hands-on experience on how to budget and create a project management plan for a prototype project.

Course leader and children’s editor Jane Walker said of the course:
“I hope delegates will leave with an improved confidence in their own editorial and project management abilities, having picked up some useful skills and practices from the two-day course. I would also like people to go back to work feeling inspired and motivated to approach some areas of their own job differently – and to enjoy what they do.”

Live Q&A:
The PTC will be hosting a live Q&A session on their forum with course tutor, Jane Walker, on 10 July 2012 from 12pm to 1pm. To gain access to the forum, simply register your details on their website If you are not available for the Q&A session, but would still like to ask Jane a question about children’s publishing and editorial work, please email with your question and she will put it forward for you.