Keynote speaker: Louise Harnby


Louise considers how even non-techie practitioners can use digital instruments to sing a global editorial song – one where we use our voices and our knowledge to build trust, create connections, find work and increase income.

  • Global voices – how we can create audio content (eg podcasts) to use the power of the spoken word to strengthen our brand identities, make connections, build networks, celebrate different Englishes, promote diversity and inclusivity, and raise awareness about professional editing.
  • Global teaching – how editors can create online courses to teach what they know to colleagues and clients, and to generate additional income streams.
  • Global client reach – how by creating digital resources and publishing them on our websites we can increase our visibility and build trust with potential clients by showing rather than telling our expertise, regardless of our location.


Louise Harnby

Louise is a professional fiction editor with 30 years’ publishing experience and she specialises in working with independent crime, thriller and mystery writers. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and co-hosts The Editing Podcast with Denise Cowle. Find out more about her courses, books and services at

Louise Harnby