Katherine Press is an actress, writer and producer. Her acting credits include Anthony Horowitz’s Foyle’s War, Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge, and Ophelia in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. As a voiceover artist she works for several commercial and corporate clients, and has recorded several audiobooks. Following professional ballet training, Katherine read History of Art at the University of Cambridge. She completed PWA’s Story for Factual TV course in March 2016, and is now studying for an MA in Film & Television at Falmouth University. As a winner of the University Women in the Arts programme, from 2016-17 she is being mentored by leading female figures from the arts industries, including Anne Edyvean (Head of BBC Writersroom), Charlotte Higgins (Chief Culture Writer at The Guardian), Joanna Prior (MD of Penguin Books), and Amanda Foreman (Chair of The Man Booker Prize).
KATHERINE’s TOP WRITING TIP
Reading your work aloud is the best way to self-edit. It’s amazing how many tautologies and typos you discover when you lift it off the page! I find this useful for any kind of writing, but especially when working with dialogue in a script or a novel — so often the solution is fewer words, rather than more!