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Writing & Editing (WritingEditing.ca) is a podcast about all aspects of writing and editing, in all forms and media. Many episodes are interviews/conversations with guests who are experts or practitioners, but some feature just me solo. A typical episode is 25 to 35 minutes long. I publish two per week, on Monday and Thursday. Both are available in audio wherever you get your podcasts, and in video on my YouTube channel. ■ Host: Wayne Jones ■ Music: "Thoughtful" by Oleksandr Stepanov from Pixabay

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United States

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Writing & Editing (WritingEditing.ca) is a podcast about all aspects of writing and editing, in all forms and media. Many episodes are interviews/conversations with guests who are experts or practitioners, but some feature just me solo. A typical episode is 25 to 35 minutes long. I publish two per week, on Monday and Thursday. Both are available in audio wherever you get your podcasts, and in video on my YouTube channel. ■ Host: Wayne Jones ■ Music: "Thoughtful" by Oleksandr Stepanov from Pixabay

Language:

English


Episodes

135. Editing: Flow in Writing, Getting Clients, and Writing Social Media

1/26/2023
My guest is Louise Harris, who is an editor and writer based in St. Petersburg, Florida. We focus on her editing work, including blog posts and press releases, but also have an extended discussion about the importance of flow to the reader.

Duration:00:24:50

134. Indie-Publishing Books with Your Own Publisher Imprint

1/23/2023
My guest is Colleen Tews, who is an author with a taste for writing about strong women who take strength even from their weaknesses. Colleen has established her own imprint, Delphian Hope Publishing, to publish her work and hopes that she can also some day publish others’ as well. Her novel Onyx is forthcoming in March.

Duration:00:18:46

133. A New Method for Generating Ideas

1/19/2023
My guest is Robin Landa, who holds the title of Distinguished Professor at Michael Graves College of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She’s also a “creativity guru” who advocates for industry inclusion and equity, and provides scholarships for meritorious students or students in need. Robin’s expertise is in creative advertising, branding, graphic design, and social media. Her new book, just published in November, is called The New Art of Ideas: Unlock Your Creative Potential. This is a...

Duration:00:26:29

132. Multimedia from a Gay Love Story to Editing to Slasher Movies

1/16/2023
My guest is Harker Jones (no relation), who provides a witty self-bio, but of whom I can say more newscastery, so to speak, that he’s an artist who works and has worked in many different media for a few decades now. He published the Amazon #1-bestselling gay love story called Until September. Harker has also written many screenplays, and directed and produced several short thrillers that have played at film festivals and won awards. Somewhere in there he also was managing editor or Out...

Duration:00:28:04

131. A Conversation about Conversation, Part 2

1/12/2023
My guest is Oscar Martens, who is a writer based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Oscar is also a good friend of mine whom I’ve known for over 30 years, when I met him in a writing class in Ottawa. He has since published two collections of literary short stories to excellent reviews: The Girl with the Full Figure Is Your Daughter in 2002, and No Call Too Small in 2020. In this second part of my conversation with him, we continue on the same topic, but also discuss the use of...

Duration:00:14:21

131. A Conversation about Conversation, Part 1

1/9/2023
My guest is Oscar Martens, who is a writer based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Oscar is also a good friend of mine whom I’ve know for over 30 years, when I met him in a writing class in Ottawa. He has since published two collections of literary short stories to excellent reviews: The Girl with the Full Figure Is Your Daughter in 2002, and No Call Too Small in 2020. In this second part of my conversation with him, we continue on the same topic, but also discuss the use of conversation...

Duration:00:37:43

130. Editors Canada

1/5/2023
My guest is Heather Buzila, who is past president and a current member of the national executive council of Editors Canada, the professional association for editors in Canada. She has been an editor for over 15 years and currently works for Athabasca University in Edmonton, Alberta, where she edits materials for online courses in humanities and the social sciences. Heather also has broad experience in editing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as web materials for many organizations. We...

Duration:00:20:30

129. LGBTQIA+ and Young Adult Fiction

1/2/2023
My guest is Emily McPherson, who writes for young adult readers, with several fantasy projects in the works. She describes herself as “an Irish dancer with a slight obsession with mythological creatures.” Emily lives in Connecticut, and her debut novel, Mother of the River, will be published by Eyebright Books in March.

Duration:00:22:50

128. Taking Photographs and Writing Words

12/29/2022
My guest is Les Madewell, who is a professional photographer with a wide range of experience, from event photography to fashion. We also talk about his interest and forays into writing.

Duration:00:26:26

127. Full-Service Indie Publishing

12/26/2022
My guest is Julie Ann, who is the founder and CEO of Influence Publishing in British Columbia, Canada. She also hosts retreats for writers in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she also lives. We talk about her own life story, as well as some of the aspects of her corner of publishing, with discussion of how hers differs and the current state of traditional publishing.

Duration:00:34:36

126. A Toxicology Expert Writes a Sci-Fi Novel with a Twist

12/22/2022
My guest is Alan Kolok, who is a professor at the University of Idaho and Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, based in Moscow, Idaho. He is an expert in toxicology and author of the Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology. He’s also author of the sci-fi novel Twist. We talk about poisons as well as making the transition from science to science fiction in writing.

Duration:00:27:53

125. Clutter: The Messy Effects on Your Home and Your Emotions

12/19/2022
My guest is Julie Coraccio. She is a professional organizer, who writes books and gives talks about the effects that go way beyond just having a messy home. Julie is based in Wheeling, West Virginia, and also hosts a podcast called Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out. We talk about clutter and the various reasons that some people can’t help themselves from doing it. Please listen.

Duration:00:21:23

124. The State of the Arts, the State of the World

12/15/2022
My guest is Doug MacLeod, who has a doctorate degree from SUNY Albany and is an associate professor at SUNY Cobleskill—teaching intercultural communication, script writing, visual media, cinema, mass media, literature and composition (the latter by using standup comedy). He has published widely as well, on topics as diverse as religion and Bonnie and Clyde. He lives in Cobleskill, New York, about 250 kilometres north of New York City. We talked about his many interests as an...

Duration:00:30:13

123. Mental Health and Writing Poetry

12/12/2022
My guest is Mercedes Killeen, who has extensive experience as a poet, a freelance writer and editor, and a digital marketer. She is based in the Niagara area in Ontario, Canada. Our conversation covers the theory of writing, the place of poetry in modern culture, and mental health, among other things. Please listen.

Duration:00:22:34

122. Life as a Freelance Editor

12/8/2022
My guest is Jennia D’Lima, who is a freelance editor offering the full range of editing services.

Duration:00:33:32

121. The Big Bang, a Brief Human Stay on Earth, and Space Colonies

12/5/2022
My guest is Richard Anderson, who has written a book called The Evolution of Life, with a broad timeline: starting 13.8 billion years ago, and then a new phase for humans around 2120.

Duration:00:43:53

120. Getting Out of Your Head to Live with Anxiety

12/1/2022
My guest is Brian Sachetta, who has published books about both anxiety and depression, and maintains a website and a blog. He also does personal coaching. We talk about his approach as well as the various other methods that are used to deal with these increasingly prevalent mental illnesses.

Duration:00:37:00

119. Coding, Happiness, and the Memoir of a Wife’s Death

11/28/2022
My guest is Rob Broadhead, who has written about the practicalities and pleasures of his coding career—and about the death of his wife.

Duration:00:26:58

118. Writing and Blogging and Making Sure It Gets Read

11/24/2022
My guest is Alison Ver Halen, a writer who writes for her clients or helps them do it themselves.

Duration:00:19:11

117. How to Shave

11/21/2022
My guest is Douglas Smythe, who describes himself as a “Male Grooming & Shaving Guru.” He’s written, blogged, and podcasted about shaving—yes, that kind of shaving, of your face—and has a website where he sells all manner of shaving stuff. This is not using an electric razor: this is using one of those old-timey-style blade shavers and shaving soap (not lather or cream). He had lots of information and was a hoot to interview.

Duration:00:35:21