About Louise Harnby
Louise started her publishing life in-house, first with Williams & Wilkins in 1991 and then with SAGE Publishing from 1993–2005. In both roles she was responsible for the international marketing of academic books and journals. She went freelance in 2006, joined the Institute in that year and became an Advanced Professional Member in 2008.
Louise is a fiction line editor who works exclusively and directly with crime fiction, mystery, thriller and suspense novelists. She also creates online training courses and books that teach the art of sentence-level fiction editing and the business of editorial freelancing (including social media, marketing and branding). In 2021, Louise authored the CIEP guide Editing Fiction Containing Gender-Neutral Pronouns.
One of Louise’s editorial passions is making complex ideas accessible and visible, and she’s brought that to her CIEP work by steering initiatives that increase the Council’s transparency – including rejuvenating Council News and championing Council papers – and by leading on the review and development of CIEP’s legal framework and strategic plan.