Presentation by Andrea Nattrass, publisher, Pan Macmillan SA

10 Mar 2018 at 14:00 to 16:00
Prep Library, St Charles College, Harwin Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg
Event Details

Title: "The Nuances of Publishing and Editing Trade Books in South Africa Today"

Date: Saturday 10 March 2018

Time: 14:00 for 14:30 to 16:00

Place: Prep Library, St Charles College, Harwin Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

Presenter: Andrea Nattrass

More about our presenter

Andrea Nattrass is the publisher of Pan Macmillan South Africa. She started her career as in-house editor at Oxford University Press, Cape Town, on the Human and Social Sciences and Trade Books list, and then freelanced for a twelve-year period, during which time she worked for a variety of publishing houses in the capacities of editor, project manager and consultant. These publishers included Wits University Press and Pan Macmillan (in Johannesburg), as well as University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and Watermark Publishing (in Pietermaritzburg). Andrea was involved in the editing and production of close to 200 books during this period.

In February 2010, Andrea joined Pan Macmillan and has been there for the last eight years. As publisher at Pan Macmillan South Africa, she is responsible for managing the local publishing team, which develops and produces the titles by South African authors, both fiction and non-fiction. Her input ranges from overall budgeting and project management to contract negotiations with an author to title costing and scheduling, from manuscript development and editing to proofreading (and supervising others in these tasks), from cover development to design and typesetting input as well as shaping marketing and publicity policy on a title.


Attendees are welcome to send any questions on this topic beforehand and Andrea will try to incorporate them into her presentation. Questions must be received by Monday 5 March 2018. Please send your questions to Camilla Singh (


The price of the workshop, including refreshments, is:

Affiliation Early-bird registration fee
(before or on 02 March 2018)
Registration fee
(before or on 08 March 2018)
PEG members R50 R70
LAMP members* R150 R200
Non-affiliated members R250 R300

To book your place, please complete the registration form and return it along with proof of payment to Ellyn Barry at by Friday 02 March 2018 (early-bird rate) or by Thursday 08 March 2018 (normal rate).

Make use of the early-bird special: save money and secure your spot for this workshop by registering early!

*The current members of LAMP are:

  • Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers
  • Professional Editors' Guild
  • Professional Journalists' Association
  • South African Science Journalists' Association
  • South African Translators' Institute