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Training and consultancy

In recent years, I have extended my professional offerings and provide tutoring and consultancy to both authors and editors through a variety of teaching formats. I have also designed bespoke training courses for businesses. Examples of these are given below.

She offered delegates a tempting blend of experience and pragmatism, and I find myself quoting what she said about the editorial process still.

Professor Alison Baverstock, academic, author and publishing consultant

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  • Tutor, HarperCollins Author Academy (fiction stream)

  • Course leader, NKD, London. Bespoke in-house course. Quality Checking Masterclass

  • Tutor, CIEP's Introduction to Fiction Editing course

  • Mentor, CIEP's Proofreading Mentoring scheme

  • Revised Publishing Training Centre’s (PTC) Editing Fiction and Editorial Style online courses

  • London Book Fair, Insights Seminar Programme. Authors are our Business: The Collaborative Relationship between Editor and Author. With Margaret Hunter

  • Project-managed and co-wrote the CIEP’s Introduction to Fiction Editing online course

  • Training given at CIEP annual conferences:

    • One-day, pre-conference training course. Introduction to Fiction Editing

    • Live Editing Session (fiction)

    • Workshop. An Introduction to Editing Fiction: Mind over Matter

    • Seminar, How we got started. With John Firth and Richard Hutchinson

  • Kingston Publishing Conference, Kingston University, London. Seminar.

  • Chamber of Commerce, Edinburgh. Workshop.

  • Consultant/trainer, SafeSpace charity write-athon

  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Scotland) (SCBWI). Summer retreat: Workshop.

Gale revised two of our most popular Publishing Training Centre (PTC) e-learning modules, Editing Fiction and Editorial Style. She did an excellent job.

Petra Green, Head of the Publishing Training Centre

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One on one consultancy

One-on-one consultancy

An online meeting, following Gale’s written edit, was tremendously useful and gave me an opportunity to bounce ideas and explore ways to fix plot holes. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants a high-quality editor.

Jay Jones, author

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Many authors, as well as editors, find it useful to access some coaching or advice on particular areas of their work. I am happy to provide this via one-on-one consultancy sessions, tailored specifically to the individual’s requirements. Sessions can include some or all of the following:

For authors

  • A report on a whole or partial text

  • Attention to general or specific areas of concern, as indicated by author (e.g. writing, plot, characterization, and so on)

  • Editing a defined amount of text

  • A phone or online video consultation

  • Coaching/mentoring

For editors

  • Help with specific areas of editing or proofreading

  • Mentoring

  • A phone or online video consultation

She is always helpful and encouraging. In the mystifying world of the new writer she is an excellent guide.

Lesley Paton Cox

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