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Editing your book is essential, whether you do it yourself or work with a pro. Join two professional editors, Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby, as they explore ways in which authors can make their publishing journeys easier. If you want to learn how to improve your writing and self-editing with tips, tools and guidance, The Editing Podcast is for you.

Editing your book is essential, whether you do it yourself or work with a pro. Join two professional editors, Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby, as they explore ways in which authors can make their publishing journeys easier. If you want to learn how to improve your writing and self-editing with tips, tools and guidance, The Editing Podcast is for you.
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Editing your book is essential, whether you do it yourself or work with a pro. Join two professional editors, Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby, as they explore ways in which authors can make their publishing journeys easier. If you want to learn how to improve your writing and self-editing with tips, tools and guidance, The Editing Podcast is for you.

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Episodes

S2E10: How to use quote marks or speech marks in writing

8/28/2019
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Denise and Louise discuss how to use quote marks (or speech marks) in writing ... and when not to use them. Summary of the Show Editing Bites Other Resources Chicago Manual of StylePenguin Guide to PunctuationNew Hart’s RulesAsk Us a Question The easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button: http://bit.ly/EditPodFB Denise and Louise Music Credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed...

Duration:00:11:52

S2E9: Writing and editing for the web. With Erin Brenner

8/21/2019
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In this episode, Louise and Denise discuss writing and editing for the web with guest Erin Brenner. Listen to find out more about: Why working with web content is different from writing for the pageIn which programs should we create content for the web?Pre-upload checks on the writingPre-upload checks on metadata links, and alt-textQuality control: self-editing versus third-party professional helpHow many editing passes?Fact-checking and authenticityThe order of play for editing web...

Duration:00:53:02

S2E8: Publishing with an independent press: In conversation with Salt

8/14/2019
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Denise and Louise talk to Jen Hamilton-Emery, co-director of Salt, one of the UK's premier independent literary publishers. Listen more to find out about: The Salt story: awards, authors and publishing goalsAuthor retentionIndie publishing and the digital revolutionThe submission processThe author–publisher relationshipThe publishing processRights, sales and royaltiesPrint runsResources for authors Find out more Visit the Salt website: https://www.saltpublishing.com/ Editing...

Duration:00:28:52

S2E7: So you want to change your editor ...

8/7/2019
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Denise and Louise offer guidance on changing your editor. Listen more to find out about: Why authors change editorsPlanning ahead and giving noticeWhether the editor should get involved in sourcing a replacementChecking T&Cs and cancellation policiesInformation and tools to share with the new editor Editing bites The NCW Podcast (National Centre for Writing): http://bit.ly/31wXlmsOxford Dictionary of English IdiomCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms Other resources The Editing...

Duration:00:13:11

S2E6: Word formatting tips: Find/replace, wildcards and the ribbon

7/31/2019
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Denise and Louise offer some quick tips on formatting your Word file ... final tidy-ups to get your file in shape, and that accord with mainstream publishing standards. And there's a free PDF that includes all the search strings we talk about! Editing bites Wildcard Cookbook for Microsoft Word: Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2KFh39H. Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KJrVDiWord Tips: https://wordribbon.tips.net/index.htmlOther resources FREE PDF: '15 Word Formatting Tips: Find and Replace,...

Duration:00:15:36

S2E5: 10 killer editing macros for writers and editors

7/24/2019
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Denise and Louise talk about 10 editing macros that will save you time and improve the quality of your writing. Listen to find out more about: Macros how they work in Word Editing bites http://www.editorium.com/freebies.htmhttp://www.techtoolsforwriters.com/macro-course/Ask us a question The easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button: http://bit.ly/EditPodFB Denise and Louise Denise Cowle...

Duration:00:12:44

S2E4: Adverbs: Use and abuse in writing

7/17/2019
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Denise and Louise talk about adverbs, and how to use or remove them purposefully. Listen to find out more about: What Stephen King said about adverbsAdverb use versus adverb abuseDefinition of an adverb with examplesDefinition of an adverbial phrase with examplesAdverb red flag #1: the double tell in narrativeAdverb red flag #2: the double tell in dialogueAdverb red flag #3: the double tell in dialogue tagsFixes: using stronger verbs and strengthening dialogueWhy adverbial phrases don’t...

Duration:00:14:29

S2E3: How to edit for consistency and style with PerfectIt (with guest Daniel Heuman)

7/10/2019
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Denise and Louise talk with Daniel Heuman, founder of Intelligent Editing and developer of PerfectIt – consistency-checking and style-enforcing software for editors and writers. Listen to find out more about: What PerfectIt doesWho uses PerfectItWhat’s new with PerfectIt 4Using the onboard stylesThe PerfectIt 4 interfaceHow to access PerfectIt on PC and MacHow much a subscription costs and what’s includedWhere to download PerfectItFind out more about PerfectIt at...

Duration:00:52:33

S2E2: 4 kinds of writer, and how editing helps

7/3/2019
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Denise and Louise discuss four different kinds of writers and how identifying what kind you are can help you work out the kind of editing that’s the best fit for you. Listen to find out more about: The confident writerThe nervous writerThe reluctant writerThe impatient writerEditing bites ‘How to proofread your own writing – 10 tips to clean up your writing’: http://bit.ly/2ZtmpJ9‘Is proofreading enough? How does your reader dance?’: http://bit.ly/2ZrKCQbAsk us a question The easiest way...

Duration:00:13:43

S2E1: How to prepare your book file for editing

6/26/2019
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Denise and Louise discuss how to prepare your book file for editing ... whether you're doing it yourself or working with an editor. Listen to find out more about: When to do interior layoutWhere to do your editingWhether to edit in a single document or multiplesUsing stylesFont choiceColour choiceParagraph designSpacingDefining headingsPage numberingSection breaksPictures and imagesTables of contentsIndexingEditing bites Editing in Word, 2nd Edition, by Adrienne Montgomerie:...

Duration:00:28:42

S1E12: How long does editing take?

4/3/2019
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Denise and Louise discuss how long it takes to complete an edit – whether you’re doing it yourself or working with a professional – and how to plan ahead. Listen to find out more about editing time in relation to: Word countProject complexityLevel of editing undertaken, including referencing, style-guide adherence and fact-checkingPublishing imperfect written contentWorking with agentsCollectives and agencies: fast turnaround, high qualityThe length of the editing dayScheduling editing in...

Duration:00:16:46

S1E11: Does location matter when working with an editor?

3/27/2019
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In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss location and whether where your editor lives actually matters. Listen to find out more about location in relation to: Local, regional and national knowledgeFace-to-face meetingsUniversity policiesSpelling, idiomatic and dialectical variancePronunciation problemsCommunicating with global audiencesRefining searches for editorsFinancial transactionsThe type of editing being carried outTimes-zone advantages Editing...

Duration:00:17:20

Ex tempore: Book editing and marketing chat

3/20/2019
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Denise and Louise attended the 2019 ATOMICON digital marketing conference. During one of the breaks, they recorded a chat about book editing and marketing, accompanied by pink pineapples and women on stilts! Listen to find out more about: Why editors and authors should attend marketing conferencesStepping outside your comfort zone and learning new skillsBranding, using audio and video to grow your businessOvercoming marketing nervesEditors who become writersAn editor's view on being...

Duration:00:07:37

S1E10: How to find an editor

3/20/2019
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In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss how to find an editor if you decide you want professional help. Listen to find out more about: National editorial societiesGoogle and other search enginesWriting networksSocial mediaRefining your search by subject/genre specialism: editor portfoliosRefining with sample editsRefining with testimonials Editing bites Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook Alliance for Independent Authors (ALLi) Other resources SfEP Directory of...

Duration:00:11:54

Point of View. With author Kenda Macdonald

3/13/2019
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In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Kenda Macdonald, a behavioural marketing specialist and CEO of Automation Ninjas. She is also the author of Hack the Buyer Brain. Summary Indie publishingFinding and working with an editorRespecting and retaining author voiceThe importance of author/editortrustWorking with beta readersUsing negative feedback to write betterFraming editorial feedback respectfullyAuthor tip: Building a support network Talk to...

Duration:00:17:15

Point of View. With author Tim Lewis

3/13/2019
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In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Tim Lewis, host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast and author of tree time-travel novellas (Timeshock series), three fantasy novels (Magpies and Magic series), and Social Media Networking. Summary Benefits and challenges of working with a professional editor who’s also a family memberTrust and personal relationshipsConstructive criticism and the author/editor relationship: Best vs best-fit relationshipsMarketing...

Duration:00:15:07

Point of View. With author Kia Thomas

3/13/2019
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In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Kia Thomas, a fiction editor and the author of Wings. Summary Indie publishingChoosing what level of editing to do yourself and what to get help with, based on skillsGetting feedback: Identifying whether the story worksThe challenges of self-editing: Length of book, writer tics and repetitionTrading favours with other professionals to save moneyFree-flow writing prior to revision: Planning versus pantsingFinding the...

Duration:00:14:31

Point of View. With author Simon Raybould

3/13/2019
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In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Simon Raybould, a presentations trainer and the author of Presentation Genius. Summary Mainstream and indie publishing (PDF and print on demand)Benefits and challenges of working with a mainstream publisher: Transaction vs growth orientation; positioning; formattingThe writing processWorking with editors: Using family and professionalsThe author/editor relationship: Respecting voice; understanding and integrating...

Duration:00:13:59

Point of View. With author Antoinette Oglethorpe

3/13/2019
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In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Antoinette Oglethorpe, a leadership development and career management specialist, and the author of Grow Your Geeks. Summary Hybrid publishing with a publishing partner: Rethink PressUsing beta readers prior to revisionOvercoming anxiety regarding editorial feedbackThe role of the editor: Support, improvement and collaborationWriting your second book: Maintaining momentumBook marketing tips: repurposing,...

Duration:00:14:28

S1E9: How to save money on editing

3/13/2019
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In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss the order of play for the different levels of editing, and some ideas about how you can keep costs down. Listen to find out more about: The different levels of editingThe order of play – when to do whatWho else can help – beyond the pro editorPlanning aheadGetting comparative quotations for the jobHoning story craftManuscript critiques or evaluationsLearning through example – commissioning mini editsWord’s onboard tools,...

Duration:00:12:57