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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

10 things an author needs to tell an editor

9/30/2019
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Denise and Louise talk about 10 things writers need to tell an editor when they get in touch for the first time to discuss a project. Listen to find out more about: Mentioned in the show The Editing Podcast, Point of view: On editing erotica. With editor Maya BergerThe Editing Podcast, S1E1: The different levels of editingThe Editing Podcast, S1E6: What is a sample edit?The Editing Podcast, S2E9: Writing and editing for the web. With Erin BrennerThe links above take you to The Editing...

Duration:00:10:54

Point of view: On editing for a project management agency. With Jenny Slater

9/25/2019
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Denise and Louise talk to Jenny Slater, an in-house editor with Newgen Publishing UK. Newgen is a project management agency offering editing, proofreading, typesetting and indexing for publishers. Note: Denise and Louise have no affiliation with this organization. Newgen exhibited at the 2019 SfEP conference at Aston University, and it was the perfect opportunity to find out more about how they operate! Listen to find out more about: Mentioned in the...

Duration:00:08:50

Point of view: On editing erotica. With editor Maya Berger

9/22/2019
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Denise and Louise talk to Maya Berger, a professional editor who works with Young Adult and children’s fiction, speculative and science fiction, and romance and adult fiction. In this episode, we focus on writing and editing erotica. Listen to find out more about: Mentioned in the...

Duration:00:08:53

Point of view: On organizing an editorial conference. With Beth Hamer

9/21/2019
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Denise and Louise talk to Beth Hamer, a professional proofreader and the Society of Editors and Proofreaders’ conference director. Beth chats about how to organize a successful editorial conference. Listen to find out more about: Mentioned in the show: Denise and Louise Denise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor and Proofreader Music credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

Duration:00:13:22

Point of view: On fact checking. With copyeditor Laura Poole

9/19/2019
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Denise and Louise talk to Laura Poole, a professional copyeditor who specializes in working with university presses on scholarly non-fiction, mainly in the humanities. Laura discusses the importance of fact checking. Listen to find out more about: Mentioned in the show: https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/laura-poolehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapoole/https://www.imdb.com/https://ht.ac.uk/https://books.google.com/ngramshttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/The New...

Duration:00:17:19

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)....

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: Editing Bites Other Resources 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 Music Credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...

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: Editing Bites Other Resources 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 Music Credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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: Find out more about PerfectIt at https://intelligentediting.com/ 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 Music...

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