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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

Why editing is NOT about being ‘a bit OCD’

5/24/2022
We explore the term ‘OCD’ and why it has no place as a marker of attention to detail for the professional editor. Listen to find out more aboutThe difference between character traits of orderliness and the lived experience of OCD What is OCD and how does it affect people? Why OCD is a noun and what that means for how we use the term How OCD might manifest How flippant and colloquial references to OCD diminish lived experience Intention versus perception of harm Editing text: querying rather...

Duration:00:23:29

Editing the language of illness: With Louise Bolotin

5/10/2022
Should editors be interrogating the language of illness? We chat with Louise Bolotin about challenging normative narratives around cancer and terminal illness. Listen to find out more aboutLouise Bolotin's cancer diagnosis Why the language preferences of those with terminal illnesses aren't homogenous Terms in the language of illness that can hurt and harm Why editors have a duty to challenge normative narratives that sugarcoat dying and death How asking how a person wants to talk about...

Duration:00:06:42

What is subediting? With Louise Bolotin

5/10/2022
Want to add subediting to your editorial skillset? Louise Bolotin has been subbing for 17 years and knows the job inside out. In this episode, she shares her knowledge and experience. Listen to find out more about: What the different types of editors do in media publishing The differences between subediting and copyediting Editorial timescales for subeditors Who controls the content When things go wrong - legal responsibilities and insurance Subediting lingo A subeditor’s typical day...

Duration:00:47:02

Editing academic book proposals

4/26/2022
Want to know more about editing academic book proposals? Laura Portwood-Stacer discusses what it involves and how to develop your skills. Listen to find out more aboutWhat is an academic book proposal? How and why editors can get involved The types of work and the kinds of editing editors carry out How academic book proposals differ from other types of book proposals Who evaluates academic book proposals and what they're looking for The key elements of an academic book proposal Which...

Duration:00:24:17

Is proofreading or editing a good side hustle?

4/13/2022
Think proofreading or editing would be a good side hustle? Two professional editors tell you what you need to know so you don't make mistakes. Listen to find out more aboutWhat a side hustle is and why it's popular Why there's resistance to the term 'side hustle' in the professional editorial community Whether an editorial business can be set up overnight The importance of skilling up and marketing The competition side hustlers have to deal with The different levels of editing How to find...

Duration:00:12:43

Academic developmental editing

3/29/2022
Want to know more about academic developmental editing? Laura Portwood-Stacer discusses what it involves and how to develop your skills. Listen to find out more aboutWhat is academic developmental editing? Required skills and background Why academic authors seek help from developmental editors What do academic developmental editors do? Why it's different from other types of non-fiction editing The benefits to editors of offering an academic developmental editing service How academic...

Duration:00:22:28

Book-writing for editors

3/15/2022
Thinking about writing a book for editors and proofreaders? Find out how Brittany Dowdle and Linda Ruggeri navigated their authorial collaboration. Listen to find out more aboutNetworking for Freelance Editors: Intended readership Challenging assumptions about networking Why write a book? Writing for editors: The burden of scrutiny Co-authorship: Syncing schedules Working efficiently and productively The power of collaboration The importance of trust in a writing partnership Book-creation...

Duration:00:23:21

Do editors and proofreaders need a website?

3/1/2022
Find out why you need a website if you want your editing or proofreading business to be visible and verifiable. Listen to find out more aboutWhy you need a website even if you work only with publishers and packagers Why editorial directories aren't enough Why word of mouth has limitations How clients use websites for quality control Why a website future-proofs your business Current audience expectations around professionalism Websites versus social media presence Controlling your own land...

Duration:00:09:24

Why editors and proofreaders should be networking

2/15/2022
Learn about the power of networking with Brittany Dowdle and Linda Ruggeri, two professional editors who've honed the art of building relationships and exchanging ideas to grow their businesses. Listen to find out more aboutNetworking for Freelance Editors (book) Personality types and networking Positive outcomes from networking Organic vs salesy approaches to networking The power of volunteering Top tips for networking Useful links and resourcesFind out more about the book:...

Duration:00:28:32

3 quick ways to improve the design of your editing website

2/1/2022
Discover 3 actions you can take to improve the design of your editorial website and that can be implemented within only 24 hours. Listen to find out more aboutNavigation buttons Paragraph headings ​Short paragraphs How to support The Editing Podcast via Patreon Join our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcast Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative...

Duration:00:05:58

Understanding microaggressions in editing

1/18/2022
Improve your understanding of microaggressions during the editing process and how to serve your author well regardless of your own identity and lived experience. Listen to find out more aboutWhat microaggressions are Microaggressions in editing Why microaggressions occur during the editing process How microaggressions affect writers Why it's important for editors to know about microaggressions How editors can avoid doing this type of harm in their work How editors can learn about what they...

Duration:00:20:24

5 ways to spruce up your editing or proofreading business in the year ahead

1/5/2022
Learn about 5 things you can do to give your editing and proofreading business a new-year polish. Listen to find out more aboutBe the editor who says, 'It's down to me.' Review what changes you can make to your business. How to measure your editorial-business success fairly. Organizational tips to help you track, plan and schedule. Creating templates and resources that will save you time. How to support The Editing Podcast via Patreon Join our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcast...

Duration:00:13:15

How we’re ramping up The Editing Podcast!

1/4/2022
Find out about our new broadcasting schedule, and how you can join our community and access exclusive quarterly live Q&As with Louise and Denise. Listen to find out more aboutOur new fortnightly broadcasting schedule Some stupendous stats about our audience Episode topics for January 2022 How to support The Editing Podcast via Patreon Quarterly Q&As for Tea Party members Join our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcast Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise...

Duration:00:04:05

Blogging tips for editors and authors #3: With Carol Saller

10/12/2021
Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more aboutIn #1: Carol's blogging journey: The Subversive Copy Editor blog; Lingua Franca (for the Chronicle of Higher Education); Editor's Corner (for The Chicago Manual of Style); Fiction+ (for The Chicago Manual of Style) In #1: Blogging goals In #1: Coming up with ideas: two tips In #1: Blog promotion strategies In #2: Repurposing blog content In #2: Analytics,...

Duration:00:22:10

Blogging tips for editors and authors #2: With Carol Saller

10/6/2021
Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more aboutIn #1: Carol's blogging journey: The Subversive Copy Editor blog; Lingua Franca (for the Chronicle of Higher Education); Editor's Corner (for The Chicago Manual of Style); Fiction+ (for The Chicago Manual of Style) In #1: Blogging goals In #1: Coming up with ideas: two tips In #1: Blog promotion strategies In #2: Repurposing blog content In #2: Analytics,...

Duration:00:23:04

Blogging tips for editors and authors #1: With Carol Saller

9/30/2021
Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more aboutIn #1: Carol's blogging journey: The Subversive Copy Editor blog; Lingua Franca (for the Chronicle of Higher Education); Editor's Corner (for The Chicago Manual of Style); Fiction+ (for The Chicago Manual of Style) In #1: Blogging goals In #1: Coming up with ideas: two tips In #1: Blog promotion strategies In #2: Repurposing blog content In #2: Analytics,...

Duration:00:27:42

Romance editing with Sarah Calfee

8/31/2021
Learn about romance editing with specialist editor Sarah Calfee. Listen to find out more aboutWhat's special about romance editing The size of the market Tropes, challenges and styles in romance editing HEAs: Happy ever afters Romancelandia Understanding the romance writing and editing via Pride and Prejudice https://www.threelittlewordsediting.com/ (How to get in touch with Sarah Calfee) Get a free sample of Sarah's book, https://www.threelittlewordsediting.com/book (How To Pride and...

Duration:00:17:31

Becoming a non-fiction editor: 4 things you need to know

8/24/2021
Find out about 4 key things you need to know if you want to become a non-fiction editor. Listen to find out more aboutThe main types of non-fiction editing and the kinds of things a non-fic editor needs to look out for Working on complex materials The move to digital content and the role of the editor· Ethical issues the editor or proofreader needs to be aware of Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Denise's courseHow to Mark Up PDF...

Duration:00:24:31

Becoming a fiction editor: 4 things you need to know

8/17/2021
Find out about 4 key things you need to know if you want to become a fiction editor. Listen to find out more aboutThe main types of fiction editing and the kinds of things a fiction editor needs to look out for What additional training you might need The market and client expectations The need for a flexible hand How to become a fiction editor (booklet): harnby.co/become-a-fiction-editor Switching to Fiction (course): harnby.co/switching-to-fiction Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle:...

Duration:00:21:03

Editing with The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt

8/9/2021
Find out more about The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt. Developer Daniel Heuman talks with Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle about the union of a 115-year-old style guide and advanced copyediting software technology, and how it will help you edit faster and better. Listen to find out more aboutWhat is The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt? How much it costs How the union came about Full integration of CMOS into PerfectIt 5 Why it's free to subscribers of both products What PerfectIt...

Duration:00:34:31