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Join two pro editors, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle, on The Editing Podcast for regular tips, tools and guidance on writing and editing.

Join two pro editors, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle, on The Editing Podcast for regular tips, tools and guidance on writing and editing.

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Join two pro editors, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle, on The Editing Podcast for regular tips, tools and guidance on writing and editing.

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English

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447767028976


Episodes

S5E10: Writing screenplays and novels: With Rich Leder

12/22/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to Rich Leder about writing screenplays and novels. Rich has worked with some of the biggest names in the movie industry. He shares what he's learned about Hollywood, TV and novel craft. Listen To Find Out More AboutThe differences between writing a screenplay and novel from scratch Cooking for Cannibals: Being edited and receiving feedback Converting film to novel, or novel to film Primal, and why Nicolas Cage makes the perfect Frank Walsh Stage direction...

Duration:00:54:30

S5E9: Editing short-form content

12/15/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about editing short-form content such as newsletters, letters, blog posts, short stories, essays and reports. Listen To Find Out More AboutThe different types of content that fall into the short-form category The benefits and challenges of short-form content editing Advice on the remit: client expectations, the brief, ethical issues and practical responsibilities Consistency and style Scheduling issues Pricing Marketing Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle:...

Duration:00:17:09

S5E8: Accountability groups for editors

12/8/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about accountability groups, and how they can help editors and other freelance editorial professionals emotionally and practically. Listen To Find Out More AboutTaking plans beyond the planning stage How an accountability group can help you How you set one up. How many people to include in a group How often an accountability group meets Online or in-person works How long a meeting should be What tools are useful What you might contribute Accountability and...

Duration:00:22:05

S5E7: Sensitivity reading: With editor Crystal Shelley

12/1/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to editor Crystal Shelley about sensitivity reading. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat is sensitivity reading? What types of topics do people read for? What does the sensitivity reading process look like? Why should an author hire a sensitivity reader? What type of feedback does a sensitivity reader give? How does someone become a sensitivity reader? Some authors are hesitant to work with a sensitivity reader because there's concern about censorship or...

Duration:00:33:45

S5E6: 3 ways to tackle editorial marketing overwhelm

11/24/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle discuss marketing for editors and proofreaders, and offer 3 tips on how to overcome the fear. Listen To Find Out More AboutGiving yourself permission to be an imperfect marketer Concentrating on your own marketing rather than comparing yourself with everyone else Following your own path and developing a strategy that’s appropriate for you, even if other people are doing things differently Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook...

Duration:00:12:49

S5E5: Creative writing tips: With thriller writer Andy Maslen

11/17/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to thriller writer Andy Maslen about the creative-writing process. Listen To Find Out More AboutWriting a series vs standalone novels Tips on developing a coherent series Starting afresh with a new set of characters in a new environment Top creative-writing tips for beginner author Recommended writing-craft resources Back-cover blurb and Amazon blurbs Cover design Andy Maslen: andymaslen.com Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via...

Duration:01:02:13

S5E4: From the printed page to audio book: With author David Unger

11/10/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to author David Unger about transforming a novel from print to audio. Listen To Find Out More AboutDoing your own narration vs hiring a pro How to find a professional voice artist Which qualities are important The process of working with a professional narrator Obstacles to creating audio books Costs and time frame David Unger: davidungerphd.com Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook...

Duration:00:25:16

S5E3: Story creation and revision: With author David Unger

11/3/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to mystery writer David Unger about story creation and revision. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat made David want to start writing and who inspired him Writing an alter ego The revision process On being edited David Unger: davidungerphd.com Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle:...

Duration:00:31:29

S5E2: Zombie rules we can do without, part 1

10/27/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about zombie rules, and why they have no place in a professional editor's toolbox. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat a zombie rule is Why split infinitives are not grammatically problematic Why it's okay to start a sentence with a conjunction Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louise Denise Cowle:...

Duration:00:09:58

S5E1: Why editors and proofreaders should use audio

10/20/2020
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about why audio is such a great medium for editors who want to build brand trust and grow their businesses. Listen to find out more aboutThe popularity of audio content Stability during playback Native hosting on websites Voices as unique brand identifiers and trust builders Audio as an accessibility tool that allows communication with a diverse audience Why it's a less intimidating option than video The kit you need Options for recording, editing and...

Duration:00:12:57

S4E12: Moving from traditional to indie publishing. With John A. Connell

6/17/2020
Louise and Denise talk to Barry Award-nominated thriller writer John A. Connell about moving from Berkley (Penguin USA) to independent publishing. Listen To Find Out More About:Being a Hollywood camera operator ... Jurassic Park, Thelma and Louise, and NYPD Blue Getting a publishing contract with a major press The Mason Collins series When publishers are no longer invested Moving to independent publishing Clawing back book rights Using movie experience to craft a novel's scene Beyond...

Duration:00:31:24

S4E11: How to write a military story that sells. With Brunella Costagliola

6/10/2020
Louise and Denise chat with Brunella Costagliola, a specialist military writer and editor, about what makes a compelling military story. Listen To Find Out More About:What makes a good military book Style guides for editing military books Common problems authors face when writing military books Fact-checking resources for military writers Contacting Brunella CostagliolaEmail: brunella.costagliola@hotmail.com Web: http://www.themilitaryeditor.com/ (www.themilitaryeditor.com) Facebook:...

Duration:00:31:26

S4E10: Editing erotica and adult fiction. With Maya Berger

6/3/2020
Louise and Denise talk with fellow editor Maya Berger about editing erotic fiction. Listen To Find Out More About:Does adult fiction need editing? Sorting out the language: pornography versus erotica Editing in your comfort zone Common problems authors struggle with Sub-genres and good-fit editing Evaluating an author's work Contacting Maya BergerEmail: maya.berger@gmail.com Website: http://whatimeantosay.com (What I Mean To Say) http://whatimeantosay.com/blog (Blog) Twitter: @MayaBerger...

Duration:00:18:08

S4E9: 6 ways to use audio for book promotion

5/27/2020
Denise and Louise discuss the growth of audio in the book world, and how using sound creates reader engagement and helps build a fan base. Listen To Find Out More About:Narrating a sample chapter Creating free audio content that's usable Host a live sound event Broadcast an interview Encouraging sign-ups with your voice Starting a podcast Captivate: podcast hosting, stats and audience growth Editing Bites and other resourcesWrite to be Published, Nicola Morgan, Snowbooks, 2011 Twitter chat...

Duration:00:13:24

S4E8: Do you need a specialist editor?

5/20/2020
Louise and Denise discuss whether working with a specialist editor is necessary for all books and every type of editing. Listen To Find Out More About:Fiction versus non-fiction The type of editing Subject/genre Editing bites and other resourcesStorycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing), Jack Hart https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/secrets-story-structure-complete-series/ (‘The Secrets of Story Structure’), KM...

Duration:00:16:22

S4E7: 18 writing-craft blogs for editors and authors

5/13/2020
Louise and Denise talk about 18 blogs for authors and editors that offer guidance on various aspects of writing craft. Listen to find out more about:https://selfpublishingadvice.org/ (ALLi blog): Alliance of Independent Authors Ann Handley blog https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles (Articles): The Writer’s Digest https://blog.stormwritingschool.com/ (Articles): Tim Storm, Storm Writing School https://www.baconediting.com/ (Bacon Editing blog): Claire Bacon https://blog.bookbaby.com/...

Duration:00:15:57

S4E6: How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 2

5/12/2020
In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise answer questions about how to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Listen To Find Out More About:Increasing organic lead generation Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) and the impact on freelancers in California The benefits of working with publishers, packagers and project-management agencies Content marketing: Solving clients problems Facebook marketing: Ads, chatbots and website pixels Google ads and sourcing professional expertise...

Duration:01:05:24

S4E5: How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 1

5/11/2020
Denise and Louise answer questions about how to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Listen To Find Out More About:When editorial projects don't arrive with us on time ... how to manage it and how to prevent it Dealing with burnout and procrastination How to get fiction work with indie authors Making time for marketing Increasing efficiency Contracts, and whether email is sufficient What to tell publishers when we're asking to be placed on their freelance lists How to link up...

Duration:00:41:24

S4E4: How to save money and time with book coaching

5/6/2020
Denise and Louise chat with book coach and editor Lisa Poisso about honing story craft before embarking on expensive structural and line editing. Listen To Find Out More About:Story basics - the Plot Accelerator Why developmental/structural editing comes after book coaching Genre, viewpoint, tense, character motivation and conflict, plot and subplot, and character arc Book mapping, and avoiding drinking and thinking! Super critiques on steroids: making a story solid The dynamics of book...

Duration:00:40:43

S4E3: Writing a content-marketing book. With John Espirian

4/29/2020
Louise and Denise talk to technical writer and editor John Espirian about content marketing, editing and bringing a book to market. Listen To Find Out More About:Content DNA - the book Developing the book's concept: The shape of you Writing the book Tackling the editing process Cover design and branding The benefits of a foreword Content marketing, and why it works Social media focus and email-list building Pricing, marketing and sales Creating an audio book Finding an audience to use as a...

Duration:00:32:25