Topic: Nicola O'Shea and Catherine Hill share their decades of collective experience in fiction editing. Together they will cover an array of considerations for editors of fiction including: fiction pre-submission working directly with authors; editing in-house and training; structural editing; copyediting; what authors look for from editors; what publishing houses look for from editors; and surprises and lessons from 2020.
Catherine Hill has been an editor of both fiction and non-fiction for more than 20 years. She started here editorial career in London, at Orion and the Little, Brown. She has worked in Australian since 2004 and is currently managing editor of Penguin Random House.
Nicola O’Shea started editing fiction in-house at HarperCollins Publishers Australia. In her freelance career, she edits for a range of mainstream publishers as well as working directly with authors to help them prepare their manuscripts for submission to agents or publishers, or to self-publish. She as taught at UTS and Sydney University, and since 2017 has run an online fiction structural editing course. https://www.nicolaoshea.com/