One Day Masterclasses
The Get Into Publishing course will provide a complete overview of the industry and an expert insight into the main roles within it. From editorial and design, to production, sales and marketing, the course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the business, not only to help identify the area that’s right for you but also to provide you with some basic skills to improve your chances of employment.
Presented by experts from across publishing, the course will be a lively, practical and relevant look at the industry as it stands today. It will feature interactive seminar sessions and a group project to consider some of the key issues currently facing the industry. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate from UCL to acknowledge your achievement.
The course will include an evening drinks reception so that everyone has the opportunity to meet industry figures in a more relaxed environment.
Our aim is to provide affordable, accessible training to a wide audience
The course is aimed at those who have little or no prior knowledge of the publishing industry or as a refresher course. If you are an intern, a school, college or university leaver, returning to work or perhaps considering a change of career, then this course represents an ideal starting point.
There are no entry requirements for the course, although delegates must be aged over 18 years.
Getting a job in publishing
Editorial – Commissioning
Innovation in Publishing
He is the Books Review editor for the journal Logos and was co-director with Anne Welsh of the Festival of Reading held at UCL in 2013.
Nick is delighted to a part of HarperCollins Publisher’s exciting digital team working with colleagues across the group to implement innovative and compelling digital products and platforms.
Her research programme at Egmont includes: ‘Reading Street’, a longitudinal study investigating children’s reading and the environment in which they grow up to understand what it takes to inspire them to read for pleasure, a consumer segmentation study sizing the children’s book and magazine market and identifying the motivations and aspirations of parents in regard to their children’s reading for pleasure, ‘Print Matters’, an exploration into parents’ and children’s responses to reading children’s books, including print books, eBooks, apps and magazines and most recently ‘Print Matters More’, a ground-breaking study that turned reluctant readers into enthusiasts in just 6 weeks.
Alison is also author of ‘Help Your Child Love Reading,’ a practical guide-book for parents, to help them inspire their children to read for pleasure.
Hachette Book Group
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House
Nielsen Book International
Bluebird Works Ltd
Byte the Book
Justine has over twenty years expertise in technology and business development to the publishing industry, speaking at conferences, chairing panels and providing consultancy to a broad range of clients in the industry.
Diamond, Kahn and Woods
Penguin Random House
We can help with low cost accommodation in London if required.
Accommodation is not included in the course fee but the course is recognised by The Spare Room Project, an initiative run through the PA which can provide interns and candidates on this course with free accommodation. More information can be found here www.publishers.org.uk/media-centre/news-releases/2016/spare-room-project/
Affordable accommodation can also be booked in halls at UCL www.ucl.ac.uk/residences
New One Day Masterclasses
A realistic, practical and lively look at the role of an editor in book publishing. It is an ideal introduction for anyone who would like to know how to achieve, and what to expect from, a career in editorial.
The course will provide you with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the editorial role including: the different types of editors, books and editorial approaches; what is involved in copy editing and proof reading; and the process of working with authors and in-house departments. It will help you decide what type of editorial role is right for you and offer valuable guidance to enhance your chances of successful employment. In addition, some fun, interactive exercises, will provide an opportunity for you to try out your newly acquired editorial skills!
The Editorial Masterclass will be given by editorial consultant, Fran Hiller who has over 30 years’ experience working as an editor. Fran is an experienced trainer and mentor and a very knowledgable and enthusiastic exponent of the ‘art and craft of editing’.
Fran Hiller, is a freelance editorial consultant with more than thirty years’ experience in book publishing, started her career as an editorial assistant at Unwin Hyman in 1987. She then went on to work for many academic and educational publishers in a variety of editorial roles, including ten years at Cambridge University Press where her most recent post as Senior Editorial Services Controller allowed her to train and mentor numerous colleagues. Known for giving expert advice in a friendly and professional manner, Fran loves to share her enthusiasm for the art and craft of editing, and never stops learning. In 2012 she decided to expand her knowledge of the wider field of publishing by undertaking the MA in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University, for which she not only received distinction but was also awarded the Cambridge University Press Prize for Best Dissertation.
For those who are considering a career in Book Production this honest, open and highly informative one-day course will clarify exactly what production really involves and what makes a great production person. It will provide you with some key skills and technical knowledge to help you take your first steps into the industry.
Taught by Heather O’Connell, a publishing production expert with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, the course will be a fun, interactive look at the world of book production. It will look at the different types of production roles and the skills required to do them and will help you narrow down which job is the right one for you. Introducing each of the main aspects of the role, it will give you an insight into the fascinating process of how books are made (from receipt of the edited manuscript through to printed and bound books) and equip you with some basic knowledge towards applying for your first role in Production. Just imagine approving your first book to go to press!
Heather has more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry working her way up from controller to senior management positions at Penguin and Harper Collins. She is passionate about the industry and runs a consultancy that helps publishers to improve their workflows and buying strategy. She also teaches them the art of production, both in house and via the Publishing MA at UCL where she runs the Production and Ops module.
She works directly with authors helping them understand the industry and produce high quality books, running publishing and authorpreneurship courses and workshops alongside the consultancy.