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Louise Harnby (1967–) is an editor, writer, speaker and podcaster with thirty years of experience in the publishing industry. She writes about line craft for authors and editors; marketing and business planning for editors; and fiction for lovers of crime and speculative fiction and thrillers.
She was a finalist in the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival flash fiction competition (2018), the Bookseller/FutureBook Future Fiction short-story competition (2018), and the Crime Writers' Association's Margery Allingham short-mystery competition (2019).
Harnby specializes in working with independent authors of commercial fiction. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP; UK), a Member of ACES (Society of Editors; US), and a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
She speaks regularly at international editing conferences, was a keynoter at the Editorial Freelancers Association convention in Chicago (2019), and has been shortlisted for/ won several awards including the UK Blog Awards (finalist, 2018), Content Marketing Academy Awards (finalist, Podcast of the Year, 2019), Content Marketing Academy Awards (winner, Blog of the Year, 2019), the Judith Butcher Award (winner, SfEP, 2017), and the Karen Virag Award (nominee, Editors Canada, 2017).