Finishing the Book: What are the Last Steps before Publication? - Online - Nottingham Trent University

Finishing the Book: What are the Last Steps before Publication? - Online - Nottingham Trent University


This two-hour 100% online workshop delivered on Zoom is for any writer with a complete or nearly complete draft who would like support on the last steps before going to publication.

You will examine the processes of editing and proofreading to ensure your book is polished.

You will discover the various options available of publication, and how to approach a publisher or agent.

During the course you will:

- research options for publishing and discuss the merits and limitations involved
- complete writing tasks from prompts
- gain feedback on your writing style.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have the knowledge and tools to refine, edit and go through the final proofreading of your draft, and have the confidence to approaching a publisher or agent in your chosen field.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Here's what our previous attendees said:

‘Lots of really helpful information to get me thinking about where to go from here and how to approach publishing. Very well organised course.’ JC

‘Delivery and pace and enjoyable, all good - thank you!’ MM

‘Feeling inspired and ready to get a blog started! Exactly the information I needed that I havent found elsewhere. THANK YOU!’ EP

Tutor Profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fiction and non-fiction publications.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Two hours of expert tuition from an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative maximum class size: 12


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


1 morning (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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Penny - - #32693

Our course tutor was extremely well versed in the subject and her enthusiasm was infectious. She also passed on great tips and advice for aspiring writers of the genre.

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