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The Editing Podcast

English, Arts, 1 season, 126 episodes, 1 day, 19 hours, 48 minutes
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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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Editing and proofreading ELT materials

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle chat about editing and proofreading ELT materials. Listen to find out more about:What is ELT?Who does this work?How does an editor work?What's different about ELT editing?How are the materials formatted?What kit do you need?How to find out moreSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
6/11/202452 minutes, 39 seconds
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Scene technique: With Lisa Poisso

Learn about scene technique with our special guest, editor, book coach and story consultant Lisa Poisso. A must-listen for editors and authors alike.Listen to find out more aboutWhat is a scene in a novel?Why are scenes important? What’s their purpose?Is there an ideal structure for a scene? Which components should be evident?Common problems with scene techniqueTools that help authors overcome scene-technique problemsResources mentioned in the showK.M. Weiland’s Complete Guide to Scene Structure at Helping Writers Become AuthorsK.M. Weiland’s book: Structuring Your NovelK.M. Weiland’s companion workbookGet in touch with LisaEmail: [email protected]: The Writes of FictionScene Accelerator coaching Get added to the Scene Accelerator coaching waitlist: [email protected] up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
5/28/202436 minutes, 46 seconds
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How are opportunity costs affecting your editing business?

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle chat about opportunity cost, and why editors and proofreaders need to keep an eye on this part of their business. Listen to find out more about:What opportunity cost isAn opportunity cost management frameworkKnowing your business goals and objectivesExample 1: Professional development Example 2: Software and toolsExample 3: CommunitySign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
5/14/202416 minutes, 18 seconds
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What should I include in my editor services agreement?

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle chat about what editors and proofreaders might include in a services agreement.Listen to find out more aboutParties involvedScope of the jobRates and feesPayment terms and methodsTimelines and deadlinesRevision and feedback processConfidentiality and ownershipTermination clausesLegalities and governing jurisdictionsCommunication methodsSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
4/30/202411 minutes, 8 seconds
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Does my editing business need a newsletter?

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about newsletters and whether your editing or proofreading business needs one. Listen to find out more about:Beating the search enginesBuilding communityShowcasing expertiseStaying top of mindBusiness promotionBeating the social media algorithmsSegmentationSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
4/29/20248 minutes, 30 seconds
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10 brand design tips for editors and proofreaders

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle discuss ten brand-design tips that every editor and proofreader can consider in their business. Listen to find out more about:WebsitesFaviconsEditorial reportsStyle sheetsEmail signaturesPresentationsCommunity signaturesSocial mediaBusiness cardsInvoicesSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
4/2/20249 minutes, 58 seconds
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7 ways for editors to get paid faster

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about 7 different ways to speed up the payment process when you're invoicing for editing and proofreading work.invoicing promptlywell-structured contracts or services agreementsclear and transparent processesincentives for early paymentonline payment platformsprogressive invoicingSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
3/20/20249 minutes, 33 seconds
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The pros and cons of niche editing and proofreading

Find out about the pros and cons of being a niche editor or proofreader, and whether it's right for you.Listen to find out more aboutdifferent degrees of niche-nessusing specialized knowledgegetting paid for what you enjoyeasier targeted marketingcharging morelack of varietynarrower client basemanaging and fulfilling expectations Sign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
3/5/202412 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to build relationship marketing into your editing and proofreading business

Discover 7 tips on how to grow your business by fostering long-term relationships.Listen to find out more aboutwhat relationship marketing ispersonalized communicationactive listeningquality servicetransparent pricing and policiesfollowing upcontent marketingnetworkingSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
9/21/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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7 reasons to advertise in editorial society directories

Discover why you should be advertising in professional editorial society directories.Listen to find out more aboutaudience targetingincreased visibilitycredibility and trustniche recognitioncompetitive advantageimproved SEOcost benefitsSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
9/6/20236 minutes, 27 seconds
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5 irresistible lead magnets for editors and proofreaders

Discover how lead magnets can help editors and proofreaders build trust and visibility.Listen to find out more aboutwhat a lead magnet istarget audiences and pain points5 irresistible lead magnetswhat to do with the leadswhy you shouldn't give it all awaypromoting your lead magnetLead magnetsLouise’s proofreading checklist: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60d4b45528a31e1ebb92f481Denise’s guide to preparing a non-fiction book for editing: https://denisecowleeditorial.com/prepare-pdf/Denise's lesson on filtering checked comments in a PDF:https://bit.ly/filter-commentsSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
8/15/202311 minutes, 40 seconds
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Editing translated materials: With Andy Hodges

Find out about the artistry of editing translated materials with Denise Cowle, Louise Harnby and Andy Hodges.Listen to find out more aboutTypes of translated materialsThe difference between editing a translation and editing a text written in English by a multilingual authorStylistic editing and technical copyediting of translated materialsWhether an editor needs to be proficient in the source language of a translated textGeneral issues to watch out for when editing translated materialsWorking with translated literary/fiction textsBeyond Anglo-American story structures: Kishōtenketsu and conflictResourcesEditing translated English (Allison Turner)Kishōtenketsu: Exploring the Four Act Story Structure (John; The Art of Narrative)The Narrative Craft (Andy Hodges, fiction editor and book coach)Sign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
7/4/202335 minutes, 11 seconds
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Worldbuilding in science fiction and fantasy: With Andy Hodges

Find out more about worldbuilding in science fiction and fantasy with fiction editor and book coach Andy Hodges.Listen to find out more aboutWhat is worldbuilding?How is worldbuilding different from setting?Common problems with worldbuilding that writers faceHow to improve worldbuilding skillsPortraying invented groups and cultures with sensitivityResources and training on worldbuilding for editors and writersResources mentioned in the showAndy Hodges/The Narrative Craft: www.thenarrativecraft.com/Cultural Worldbuilding in Your SFF Novel (online course by Andy Hodges): www.thenarrativecraft.com/courses-for-science-fiction-writersHollow World (book), Michael J Sullivan Editing fiction: Worldbuilding (blog post): blog.ciep.uk/editing-fiction-worldbuilding/Editing 'unearned writing' (The Editing Podcast, with guest Tim Storm): https://theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/episode/editing-unearned-writing/Working with Indie Authors (online course by Tanya Gold): tanyagold.com/editors/courses-for-editors/Sign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
6/20/202339 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 ways editors can use text generative AI as a business tool

Discover how editors and proofreaders can use text generative AI as a business tool that enhances marketing, increases productivity and reduces stress.Listen to find out more aboutSimplifying complex informationCreating content ideas for business marketingGenerating outlines for editorial marketers who lack writing confidenceKeyword and keyphrase researchSuggesting compelling calls to action for a websiteSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
6/9/202315 minutes, 17 seconds
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Proofreading symbols: Do we still need to learn them?

Find out what proofreading markup symbols are and why they're still relevant to professional practice.Listen to find out more aboutWhat are proofreading markup symbols?BSI standards and other national guidelinesIs proofreading markup language still relevant to training?Communicating efficiently and unambiguouslyRelevance to proofreaders-in-training who want to work with indie authorsMarkup colour: What do the differences mean?Other ways of marking up digital textsResourcesCourses: https://denisecowleeditorial.com/training/Digital markup stamps: https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/free-downloadable-pdf-proofreading-stampsSign up for alerts about our publicationsWant to hone your editorial business skills? Our actionable guides and workbooks will help you plan and implement a programme for business growth and development. Sign up for alerts and we'll let you know when our publications are live and how to order: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/646bf79c644615ff2d1ada1aSupport The Editing PodcastTip your hosts: Support Louise and Denise with a one-off tip of your choosing.theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/supportJoin our Patreon community: Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
5/23/202331 minutes, 25 seconds
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3 tips for developing an editorial business mindset

Louise and Denise discuss three ideas that help editors and proofreaders develop or enhance an editorial business mindset.Listen to find out more aboutAim to make progress instead of achieving perfection.Develop a money mindset that focuses on ownership and growth.Decide what your goals are and stick to them.Join our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
5/9/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to manage a hectic editorial business schedule

We talk about tips to manage your editorial business life when the schedule feels just a little bit too hectic!Listen to find out more aboutIs the problem short term or long term?Identifying what absolutely must get doneExtending a deadline: When to ask, how long to ask for, and what's realisticSeasonal overbusyness and clearing your scheduleWhat does 'fully booked' mean to you?Brainstorming long-term solutions with a friendIntroducing efficienciesOutsourcing business tasksAdjusting your scheduleCancelling editing work: A last resortJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
4/18/202324 minutes, 28 seconds
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When to say goodbye to an editing client

Thinking about saying goodbye to an editing client? Here's what to consider before you jump ship.Listen to find out more aboutwhen the client’s budget means the rate doesn’t work when the client pays latewhen the client’s terms of service have changedshifting your editorial brand the client’s expectations regarding an editorial service feel like scope creepthe impact on your schedule and income if you say goodbyetransitioning away more graduallyrenegotiating the termswhen the work makes you unhappytips on how to say goodbyeJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
4/4/20237 minutes, 26 seconds
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When is a price for editing ‘too low’?

When is a price for editing work too low or unfair? And do those terms even make sense universally?Listen to find out more aboutThe narrative of the universally acceptable price and why it's problematicWhy every editor needs to do the mathsUnderstanding your own needs and wantsHow everyone has a budget that works for them and them onlyWhy a lower fee doesn't necessarily equal an intention to exploitHow location and circumstances affect what's acceptableThe limitations of other editors' adviceThe power of open conversations about pricingJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
3/21/20238 minutes, 31 seconds
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5 ways to be a more efficient editor and proofreader, part 2

Louise and Denise discuss 5 more tools that will help any editor or proofreader work more efficiently.Listen to find out more aboutSearchable online dictionariesSearchable online style guidesTemplatesStyles palette in WordWildcards, and find and replace in Microsoft WordResources mentioned in the showChicago Manual of Style: chicagomanualofstyle.org/homeEfficient Editing: Strategies and Tactics: ciep.uk/training/choose-a-course/efficient-editing-strategies-and-tacticsCreate a template: support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-a-template-86a1d089-5ae2-4d53-9042-1191bce57debEditing in Word: Using Styles: louiseharnbyproofreader.com/editing-in-word-using-stylesHow to Write the Perfect Fiction Editorial Report: louiseharnbyproofreader.com/perfect-editorial-reportWildcard Cookbook for Microsoft Word: Jack LyonMerriam-Webster: merriam-webster.com/dictionaryOxford Dictionaries: premium.oxforddictionaries.comJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
3/8/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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5 ways to be a more efficient editor and proofreader, part 1

Louise and Denise discuss 5 tools that will help any editor or proofreader work more efficiently.Listen to find out more aboutConsistency checking and style enforcementText expandersMacrosSocial media schedulersYour body clockResources mentioned in the show10 killer editing macros for writers and editors: theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/episode/editing-macrosBuffer: buffer.comFree editing macros by Paul Beverly: archivepub.co.uk/Macros.htmlHow to check a novel with PerfectIt 5 and The Chicago Manual of Style: louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-check-a-novel-with-perfectit-5-and-the-chicago-manual-of-stylePerfectIt: intelligentediting.comPhraseExpress: www.phraseexpress.comSmarterQueue: smarterqueue.comText Expander: textexpander.comJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1/24/20239 minutes, 35 seconds
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Reviewing your editing practice and planning for change

We explore a manageable way of reviewing our businesses and planning for change by focusing on two key questions: What's the one thing we've done that works, and what's the one change we could make that would make life easier?Listen to find out more aboutThe one thing we've done that worksWhether we can do more of itWhat we can learn from itThe one change we could make that would make life easierJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1/10/202325 minutes, 25 seconds
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Editorial humility: Who’s the boss of the book?

We discuss editorial humility and the question we should ask ourselves at the start of every project: Who’s the boss of the book?Listen to find out more aboutWhy the author is the boss of their bookThe kinds of changes we makeExplaining the why of our editsWorking with anxious authorsDiscovering the root of the author's worriesSample editing to reassure both partiesEstablishing the terms of serviceHow editors provide services, not productsWhen editors do get to be the boss'Humbly, your copyeditor' (Liz Jones, Responsive Editing)Join our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12/6/20229 minutes, 2 seconds
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8 reference books for business writing and editing

We discuss the 8 reference resources that we regularly dip into when we're writing and editing for business. Listen to find out more aboutPenguin Guide to Punctuation: RL Trask Punctuation: A guide for editors and proofreaders: Gerard M-F HillEnglish Grammar in Use: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book: Raymond MurphyYour House Style: Styling your words for maximum impact: Christina ThomasTroublesome Words: Bill BrysonEverybody Writes: Ann HandleyHack the Buyer Brain: Kenda MacdonaldOn Writing: Stephen King Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style: Benjamin DreyerJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit'Vivacity’ by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4593-vivacityLicence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11/22/202211 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why we don't tweet about content we hate

Love Twitter for engaging with other editorial and language professionals? We've got one tip for you: Don't engage with content you hate.Listen to find out more aboutHow Google's algorithm worksHow Twitter's algorithm worksWhy tweeting about content you hate makes it more visible on Twitter and the webWhy tweeting about content you hate means you're assisting the creator with marketingUsing Twitter to elevate the content you love and the causes you care aboutJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
11/8/202211 minutes, 49 seconds
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5 questions you should answer before writing a business book

Writing a business book? Answer these five questions to make sure you're on the right track.Listen to find out more aboutwriting regularly niche target audiences building a reader baseauthority and credibilitytimeliness considerationsJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10/25/202212 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 ways to demonstrate editing competence on your website

Learn 5 tips on how to show rather than tell potential clients about your editing skills and knowledge.Listen to find out more aboutBooklets that perform like giftsPapers that offer authoritative analysesAudio that creates emotional connectionsVideo that demonstrates how-to solutionsBlog posts that make you findableRelated resourcesThat White Paper GuyJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10/11/20228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Podcasting tips for editors and proofreaders

We're celebrating Episode 100 with podcasting tips for editors and proofreaders!Listen to find out more aboutCreating an episode – what's involvedHow long podcasting takesEfficiency strategiesWorking with a partnerThe costs of podcastingAccessibility challengesRelated resources     Captivate (affiliate link)  Audacity (free audio editing software)Join our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/27/202212 minutes, 54 seconds
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10 tips for examining our language in shared editorial spaces

We discuss some of the things we’ve learned about examining the words we use and the way we behave in shared editorial spaces.Listen to find out more aboutFamiliarising ourselves with the rules of that spaceAcknowledging that our political, professional and ideological positions are not going to be the same as everyone else’s Recognizing the potential diversity of our editorial spacesSaying hello and introducing ourselves firstBeing prepared to be challengedOwning our words if we're challengedAcknowledging that intention not to hurt doesn’t absolve us of the responsibility for that hurt. Being prepared to feel uncomfortableAccepting our privilege without getting our knickers in a knot!How it's for the white, cis, straight etc people to do the workJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/13/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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What are editorial professional standards?

Find out why standards are core to professional practice for any editor or proofreader who wants to be fit for purpose and trusted by clients.Listen to find out more abouthow professional standards are definedwhy they’re important for editors and proofreaderswho’s setting themthe tools some organisations are using to set standards and ensure that editorial practitioners demonstrate and uphold them.Related resourcesChartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)List of editorial societiesJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/30/20228 minutes, 39 seconds
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4 reasons to go to an editorial conference

Find out why editorial conferences are worth attending for every editor and proofreader.Listen to find out more aboutWhy even experienced editors need to learn How to use a conference to make a contribution to the professionMeeting other editorsHaving fun with colleagues and friendsJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/16/202210 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 things you need to know about line editing crime fiction and thrillers

Want to line edit crime fiction and thrillers? Pick up some handy tips to help you on your way.Listen to find out more aboutWhat's distinctive about editing crime fiction and thrillersWhat a good line editor needs to look out forWhat new entrants to the field need to studyMarketing ideasTop tips for being a successful freelance editor/proofreaderDo fiction editors use style guides?Course: How to Line Edit for SuspenseThe Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectItJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/2/202213 minutes, 56 seconds
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Proofreading: 12 things you need to know, Part 2

Want to become a professional proofreader? Discover 6 more key pieces of information you must know before you embark on your new career. Listen to find out more aboutHow it requires a lot of hard work to build and sustain a proofreading businessWhy having periods of no work isn’t something you have to accept as givenWhy grammar- and spell-checking technology hasn’t made proofreaders redundantHow it’s a myth that all proofreading work is done in-house How proofreading means the different things to different client typesWhether word of mouth is a good enough promotion strategyJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/20/20229 minutes, 53 seconds
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Proofreading: 12 things you need to know, Part 1

Want to become a professional proofreader? Discover 6 key pieces of information you must know before you embark on your new career. Listen to find out more aboutGetting work even if you don’t have contacts in the publishing industryThe market for proofreadingWhy training courses are a worthy and essential investmentWhy training in itself isn't enough to get workWhy you can still build a proofreading career without former editorial experienceWhat you might earnJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/6/202215 minutes, 45 seconds
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5 tips for proofreading PDFs in Adobe Reader DC

Discover 5 PDF proofreading tips you can apply when working with Adobe Reader DC.Listen to find out more aboutRotating the page viewUsing the ‘Show Cover View in Two Page View’ functionAttaching a Word file for large amounts of corrected textWhy you should avoid using ‘floating’ sticky notesHow to find invisible errors you know you’ve correctedFree versus paid-for software: Is Adobe Reader DC good enough for PDF proofreading?Course: How to Mark Up PDF Page ProofsJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
6/22/202216 minutes, 1 second
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Why editing is NOT about being ‘a bit OCD’

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 OCDWhat is OCD and how does it affect people?Why OCD is a noun and what that means for how we use the termHow OCD might manifestHow flippant and colloquial references to OCD diminish lived experienceIntention versus perception of harmEditing text: querying rather than prescribing problems and solutionsDoes fiction offer more scope for use of harmful language?Alternative words and phrasesHelping clients create engaging rather than distracting messagesJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
5/24/202226 minutes, 21 seconds
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Editing the language of illness: With Louise Bolotin

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 diagnosisWhy the language preferences of those with terminal illnesses aren't homogenousTerms in the language of illness that can hurt and harmWhy editors have a duty to challenge normative narratives that sugarcoat dying and deathHow asking how a person wants to talk about terminal illness is better than assumingNote: Louise Bolotin died in 2022. We're grateful for the time she gave us on this podcast.Join our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
5/11/202226 minutes, 40 seconds
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What is subediting? With Louise Bolotin

Want to add subediting to your editorial skillset? Louise Bolotin subbed for 17 years before her death in 2022 and knew 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 publishingThe differences between subediting and copyeditingEditorial timescales for subeditorsWho controls the contentWhen things go wrong - legal responsibilities and insuranceSubediting lingoA subeditor’s typical dayTransferring from copyediting to subediting - training and CPDCore resources for the budding subberHow editing has changed over the years, especially for freelancersResources mentioned in the showMcNae's Essential Law for Journalists, 25th editionNational Council for the Training of JournalistsSubediting: London School of Journalism coursePractical English Usage, 4th edition (Michael Swan)Join our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
5/10/202247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Editing academic book proposals

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 outHow academic book proposals differ from other types of book proposalsWho evaluates academic book proposals and what they're looking forThe key elements of an academic book proposalWhich elements authors typically need most help withThe contextual information editors need to gather from an authorHow editors can learn about this type of work: The Book Proposal BookFind out more about Laura Portwood-StacerContact Laura: manuscriptworks.com and lauraportwoodstacer.comRead The Book Proposal Book: manuscriptworks.com/bookTrain as an academic developmental editor: courses.manuscriptworks.com10% discount coupon for course: EDITINGPODCASTJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
4/26/202224 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is proofreading or editing a good side hustle?

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 popularWhy there's resistance to the term 'side hustle' in the professional editorial communityWhether an editorial business can be set up overnightThe importance of skilling up and marketingThe competition side hustlers have to deal withThe different levels of editingHow to find workBusiness-critical considerationsJoin our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
4/13/202213 minutes, 25 seconds
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Academic developmental editing

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 backgroundWhy academic authors seek help from developmental editorsWhat do academic developmental editors do?Why it's different from other types of non-fiction editingThe benefits to editors of offering an academic developmental editing serviceHow academic developmental editors find clientsTraining and resources for academic developmental editorsFind out more about Laura Portwood-StacerContact Laura: manuscriptworks.com and lauraportwoodstacer.comRead The Book Proposal Book: manuscriptworks.com/bookTrain as an academic developmental editor: courses.manuscriptworks.com10% discount coupon for course: EDITINGPODCASTJoin our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/30/202222 minutes, 36 seconds
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Book-writing for editors

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 readershipChallenging assumptions about networking Why write a book?Writing for editors: The burden of scrutinyCo-authorship: Syncing schedulesWorking efficiently and productivelyThe power of collaborationThe importance of trust in a writing partnershipBook-creation process: Beyond writingTips for editors who want to write a bookUseful links and resourcesFind out more about the book: Networking for Freelance EditorsThe Networking for Freelance Editors website FREE downloadable networking worksheetsContact Brittany DowdleContact Linda Ruggeri Join our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/15/202243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Do editors and proofreaders need a website?

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 packagersWhy editorial directories aren't enoughWhy word of mouth has limitationsHow clients use websites for quality controlWhy a website future-proofs your businessCurrent audience expectations around professionalismWebsites versus social media presenceControlling your own landCreating a branded digital spaceCompeting with colleagues who have websitesJoin our Patreon communityOur patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just Louise and Denise, and for some of our guest episodes. If you'd like to support The Editing Podcast, join our Patreon community!patreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/2/202211 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why editors and proofreaders should be networking

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 networkingPositive outcomes from networkingOrganic vs salesy approaches to networkingThe power of volunteeringTop tips for networkingUseful links and resourcesFind out more about the book: Networking for Freelance EditorsThe Networking for Freelance Editors website FREE downloadable networking worksheetsContact Brittany DowdleContact Linda Ruggeri EFA Diversity InitiativeWriter’s DigestJoin our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
2/16/202237 minutes, 10 seconds
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3 quick ways to improve the design of your editing website

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 buttonsParagraph headings​Short paragraphsHow to support The Editing Podcast via PatreonJoin our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
2/2/20229 minutes, 21 seconds
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Understanding microaggressions in editing

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 areMicroaggressions in editing Why microaggressions occur during the editing processHow microaggressions affect writersWhy it's important for editors to know about microaggressionsHow editors can avoid doing this type of harm in their workHow editors can learn about what they don’t knowResources and linksConscious Style GuideCrystal Shelley, Rabbit with a Red Pen       Fuhrmann, Henry, ‘Drop the hyphen in Asian American’, Conscious Style Guide, 2018King, Ruth, Mindful of Race: Understanding and Transforming Habits of Harm: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, Sounds True Inc, 2018Join our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1/19/202231 minutes, 35 seconds
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5 ways to spruce up your editing or proofreading business in the year ahead

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 PatreonJoin our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1/6/202217 minutes, 59 seconds
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How we’re ramping up The Editing Podcast!

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 scheduleSome stupendous stats about our audienceEpisode topics for January 2022How to support The Editing Podcast via PatreonJoin our Patreon communitypatreon.com/editingpodcastDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1/5/20225 minutes, 2 seconds
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Blogging tips for editors and authors #3: With Carol Saller

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 goalsIn #1: Coming up with ideas: two tipsIn #1: Blog promotion strategiesIn #2: Repurposing blog contentIn #2: Analytics, and how to avoid the rabbit holeIn #3: Monetizing your blogIn #3: Understanding the sales funnelIn #3: Managing reader engagementIn #3: Blogging trajectory: Deciding who to write for and when to stopUseful resourcesAbout Carol SallerBlogging for Business Growth (course)'Blogging for writers' (Jane Friedman)But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? (University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff)Content Chemistry (Andy Crestodina) 'Getting the Most from LinkedIn' (YouTube tutorial)'Google Analytics Tutorial 2021 – Learn Google Analytics 4 (GA4) & Universal Analytics Step-By-Step'How to Build an Editorial Blog (book)'How to promote your blog' (Blogging Wizard)Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10/12/202126 minutes, 24 seconds
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Blogging tips for editors and authors #2: With Carol Saller

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 goalsIn #1: Coming up with ideas: two tipsIn #1: Blog promotion strategiesIn #2: Repurposing blog contentIn #2: Analytics, and how to avoid the rabbit holeIn #3: Monetizing your blogIn #3: Understanding the sales funnelIn #3: Managing reader engagementIn #3: Blogging trajectory: Deciding who to write for and when to stopUseful resourcesAbout Carol SallerBlogging for Business Growth (course)'Blogging for writers' (Jane Friedman)But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? (University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff)Content Chemistry (Andy Crestodina) 'Getting the Most from LinkedIn' (YouTube tutorial)'Google Analytics Tutorial 2021 – Learn Google Analytics 4 (GA4) & Universal Analytics Step-By-Step'How to Build an Editorial Blog (book)'How to promote your blog' (Blogging Wizard)Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10/6/202127 minutes, 15 seconds
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Blogging tips for editors and authors #1: With Carol Saller

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 goalsIn #1: Coming up with ideas: two tipsIn #1: Blog promotion strategiesIn #2: Repurposing blog contentIn #2: Analytics, and how to avoid the rabbit holeIn #3: Monetizing your blogIn #3: Understanding the sales funnelIn #3: Managing reader engagementIn #3: Blogging trajectory: Deciding who to write for and when to stopUseful resourcesAbout Carol SallerBlogging for Business Growth (course)'Blogging for writers' (Jane Friedman)But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? (University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff)Content Chemistry (Andy Crestodina) 'Getting the Most from LinkedIn' (YouTube tutorial)'Google Analytics Tutorial 2021 – Learn Google Analytics 4 (GA4) & Universal Analytics Step-By-Step'How to Build an Editorial Blog (book)'How to promote your blog' (Blogging Wizard)Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/30/202126 minutes, 23 seconds
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Romance editing with Sarah Calfee

Learn about romance editing with specialist editor Sarah Calfee.Listen to find out more aboutWhat's special about romance editingThe size of the marketTropes, challenges and styles in romance editingHEAs: Happy ever aftersRomancelandiaUnderstanding the romance writing and editing via Pride and PrejudiceHow to get in touch with Sarah CalfeeGet a free sample of Sarah's book, How To Pride and PrejudiceDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/31/202121 minutes, 57 seconds
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Becoming a non-fiction editor: 4 things you need to know

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 ofDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingDenise's courseHow to Mark Up PDF Page Proofs: https://courses.denisecowleeditorial.com/product/how-to-mark-up-pdf/Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/24/202128 minutes, 53 seconds
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Becoming a fiction editor: 4 things you need to know

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 forWhat additional training you might needThe market and client expectationsThe need for a flexible handHow to become a fiction editor (booklet): harnby.co/become-a-fiction-editorSwitching to Fiction (course): harnby.co/switching-to-fictionDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/17/202125 minutes, 22 seconds
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Editing with The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt

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 costsHow the union came aboutFull integration of CMOS into PerfectIt 5Why it's free to subscribers of both productsWhat PerfectIt can and can't doWorking with the CMOS teamFavourite features that help editors learnWhy CMOS is a style guide rather than a rule bookHow users can suggest additionsCustomizing the CMOS style sheetThe Mac-user experienceAccessing The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectItDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/9/202141 minutes, 33 seconds
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Style: What editors and proofreaders need to know

Find out what editorial style is, why it’s important, and how editors work to create, evaluate and enforce style. Listen to find out more aboutWhat is style?The differences between rules, preferences and conventionsFlexibility in fiction and non-fictionWhat is a style guide?Why style guides aren't rule booksWhen editors need to respect tone, register, voice and brand identityWhat is a style sheet?Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/3/202115 minutes, 29 seconds
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Is professional editing and proofreading training necessary?

Learn about why editing and proofreading training is necessary if you want to run a professional editorial practice. Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk skills!Listen to find out more aboutThe client's perspectiveDoing the job to industry-recognized standardsThe marketing benefits for the editor and proofreaderHow training forges a healthy business mindsetDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/27/202113 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to choose a name for your editing or proofreading business

Find out how to choose a name for your editing or proofreading business with Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle.Listen to find out more aboutBrainstorming a list of possible business namesConsidering your target clientsIdentifying your core brand valuesUsing a business name to tell the client what's on offerChecking the name is availableDoes the name reflect your brand identity?How findable and SEO-friendly is the name?Will the name stand the test of time?Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/13/202114 minutes, 57 seconds
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Should editors and proofreaders specialize?

Even if you don't specialize in your editorial practice, it's still worth using the language of specialism in your marketing. That's what Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle are chatting about in this episode of The Editing Podcast.Listen To Find Out More AboutThe different ways in which we might specializeHelping clients understand how we can help themWhat does the client want to know?Why saying we can edit 'everything' is a weak messageWhy the language of specialization is interestingDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/7/202111 minutes, 36 seconds
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2 more zombie rules we can do without

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about 2 more zombie rules that have no place in a professional editor's toolbox.Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat a zombie rule isThe power of a double negative in rich narrative and dialogue Why singular 'they' is a grammatically correct gender-neutral pronounMentioned in the showWelcome, singular “they”: Lee, C. (2019, October 31). Welcome, singular “they”. APA Style. http://apastyle.apa.org/blog/singular-theyDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
6/30/20219 minutes, 47 seconds
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3 more tips on how editors can beat the marketing blues

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle share 3 more tips about how to beat the overwhelm that can come with making your editing and proofreading business visible.Listen To Find Out More AboutWhy everyone has something to shout about, even if they think they don'tWhy some editors appear to do more marketing than is humanly possible, and why that shouldn't deter youThe tricks those busy editorial marketers have up their sleeve and how you can mimic themManaging marketing by thinking in onesDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
6/23/202117 minutes, 37 seconds
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Writing screenplays and novels: With Rich Leder

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 scratchCooking for Cannibals: Being edited and receiving feedbackConverting film to novel, or novel to filmPrimal, and why Nicolas Cage makes the perfect Frank WalshStage direction during the screenplay-writing stageCharacter descriptions, noise and environment, and writing a screenplayHow does the editing process differ for screenplays and novels?How much is the author involved in the making of the movie?How long does it take to get a movie made? From treatment to option to productionImpactful career moments, including how working with Sidney Poitier changed his lifeAuthor BioRich Leder Novelist - ScreenwriterRich Leder has been a working writer for more than three decades. His credits include 19 produced movies—television films for CBS, Lifetime, and Hallmark and feature films for Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Longridge Productions, and Left Bank Films—and six novels for Laugh Riot Press.He’s been the lead singer in a Detroit rock band, a restaurateur, a Little League coach, an indie film director, a literacy tutor, a magazine editor, a screenwriting coach, a wedding guru, a PTA board member, a commercial real estate agent, and a visiting artist for the UNCW Film Studies Department, among other things, all of which, it turns out, was grist for the mill.He resides on the North Carolina coast with his awesome wife, Lulu, and is sustained by the visits home of their three fabulous children. Cooking for Cannibals Blurb: Fountain of youth? More like murderous medication!Carrie Cromer pushes the boundaries of science, not her social life. The brilliant behavioral gerontologist’s idea of a good time is hanging out with her beloved lab rats and taking care of her elderly mother and the other eccentric old folks at the nursing home. So no one is more surprised than Carrie when she steals the lab’s top-secret, experimental medicine for aging in reverse.Two-time ex-con Johnny Fairfax dreams of culinary greatness. But when his corrupt parole officer tries to drag him from the nursing home kitchen, the suddenly young-again residents spring to his defense and murder the guy—and then request Johnny cook them an evidence-devouring dinner to satisfy their insatiable side-effect appetite.As their unexpected mutual attraction gets hot, Carrie and Johnny find themselves caught up with the authorities who arrive to investigate the killing. But even more dangerous than the man-eating not-so-senior citizens could be the arrival of death-dealing pharmaceutical hitmen.Can Carrie and Johnny find true love in all this bloody madness?LINKS: Website Amazon Good ReadsFacebookInstagramPre-order Cooking for Cannibals...
12/22/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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Editing short-form content

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 categoryThe benefits and challenges of short-form content editingAdvice on the remit: client expectations, the brief, ethical issues and practical responsibilitiesConsistency and styleScheduling issuesPricingMarketingDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
12/15/202020 minutes, 24 seconds
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Accountability groups for editors

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 stageHow an accountability group can help youHow you set one up.How many people to include in a groupHow often an accountability group meetsOnline or in-person worksHow long a meeting should beWhat tools are usefulWhat you might contributeAccountability and what can go wrongAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
12/8/202026 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sensitivity reading: With editor Crystal Shelley

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to editor Crystal Shelley about sensitivity (authenticity) 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 having books pulled. How do you address those concerns?Is sensitivity reading only useful for fiction? How do authors find sensitivity readers?You can find out more about Crystal at Rabbit with a Red Pen: rabbitwitharedpen.comMentioned in the ShowFind a sensitivity reader: Binders for Sensitivity Readers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2263914640530111Conscious Style Guide: https://consciousstyleguide.com/Editors of Color: https://editorsofcolor.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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
12/1/202040 minutes, 50 seconds
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3 ways to tackle editorial marketing overwhelm

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 marketerConcentrating on your own marketing rather than comparing yourself with everyone elseFollowing your own path and developing a strategy that’s appropriate for you, even if other people are doing things differentlyAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
11/24/202015 minutes, 19 seconds
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Creative writing tips: With thriller writer Andy Maslen

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 novelsTips on developing a coherent seriesStarting afresh with a new set of characters in a new environmentTop creative-writing tips for beginner authorRecommended writing-craft resourcesBack-cover blurb and Amazon blurbsCover designAndy Maslen: andymaslen.comAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
11/17/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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From the printed page to audio book: With author David Unger

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 proHow to find a professional voice artistWhich qualities are importantThe process of working with a professional narratorObstacles to creating audio booksCosts and time frameDavid Unger: davidungerphd.comAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
11/10/202031 minutes, 45 seconds
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Story creation and revision: With author David Unger

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 himWriting an alter egoThe revision processOn being editedDavid Unger: davidungerphd.comDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
11/3/202039 minutes, 24 seconds
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Zombie rules we can do without, part 1

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 isWhy split infinitives are not grammatically problematicWhy it's okay to start a sentence with a conjunctionAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10/27/202012 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why editors and proofreaders should use audio

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 contentStability during playbackNative hosting on websitesVoices as unique brand identifiers and trust buildersAudio as an accessibility tool that allows communication with a diverse audienceWhy it's a less intimidating option than videoThe kit you needOptions for recording, editing and hostingEditorial goals, and how audio helps us achieve themAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.comLouise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10/20/202015 minutes, 59 seconds
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Moving from traditional to indie publishing. With John A. Connell

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 BlueGetting a publishing contract with a major pressThe Mason Collins seriesWhen publishers are no longer investedMoving to independent publishingClawing back book rightsUsing movie experience to craft a novel's sceneBeyond writing: what indie publishers need to doChallenges and benefits of indie publishingBeing editedUseful organizationsWriting a series versus standalone novelsFuture projectsTop tips from JohnBuild a mailing listOffer a free short story or novellaDevelop a seriesUse Facebook adsCraft a great websiteEngage with your audienceGet your business head onInvest in appropriate editingContacting John A. ConnellSubscribe to John's newsletter and get a free book:Website: John A Connell: Gripping Thrillers With a Historical TwistEmail: [email protected] author pageJohn's books on Amazon US and UKEditing Bites And Other ResourcesStephen King (video): Masterclass, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2012Joanna Penn: Video marketing for authorsMark Dawson's Self-Publishing FormulaInternational Thriller WritersMystery Writers of AmericaMark Dawson's Self-Publishing FormulaAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
6/17/202035 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to write a military story that sells. With Brunella Costagliola

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 bookStyle guides for editing military booksCommon problems authors face when writing military booksFact-checking resources for military writersContacting Brunella CostagliolaEmail: [email protected]: www.themilitaryeditor.comFacebook: @themilitaryeditorReserve+ National Guard Magazine Military Families MagazineMy Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do? Helping Military Children Cope with a Brain-Injured Parent, Brunella CostagliolaEditing Bites and Other ResourcesForensics: The Anatomy of Crime, Val McDermid’s, Wellcome Collection, 2015Research tools for crime and thriller writers (blog post)Consulting Cops (UK consultancy firm for writers)The Art of Firearms in Fiction is a free 45-page primer featuring Steve Allen, a soldier-turned-editor who specializes in military particulars, with additional material from Aden Nichols, an editor and Special Forces veteran.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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
6/10/202033 minutes, 52 seconds
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Editing erotica and adult fiction. With Maya Berger

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 eroticaEditing in your comfort zoneCommon problems authors struggle withSub-genres and good-fit editingEvaluating an author's workContacting Maya BergerEmail: [email protected]: What I Mean To SayBlogTwitter: @MayaBergerLinkedInMaya in the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)'s Directory of Editorial Services'Editing Erotica FAQ' (CIEP blog post)Editing Bites And Other ResourcesThe Book DesignerThe Hot Copy PodcastAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
6/3/202018 minutes, 31 seconds
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6 ways to use audio for book promotion

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 chapterCreating free audio content that's usableHost a live sound eventBroadcast an interviewEncouraging sign-ups with your voiceStarting a podcastCaptivate: podcast hosting, stats and audience growthEditing Bites and other resourcesWrite to be Published, Nicola Morgan, Snowbooks, 2011Twitter chat #indieauthorchat hosted by Tim LewisCaptivateLibsynSoundcloudMusic Visualisation Video CreatorAudio-book Production (free booklet)‘How to turn YouTube subtitles into blog posts and transcripts’ (blog post and video tutorial)CleanfeedZoomAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. Listen to find out more about:Narrating a sample chapterCreating free audio content that's usableHost a live sound eventBroadcast an interviewEncouraging sign-ups with your voiceStarting a podcastCaptivate: podcast hosting, stats and audience growthEditing bites and other resourcesWrite to be Published, Nicola Morgan, Snowbooks, 2011Twitter chat #indieauthorchat hosted by&nbsp;Tim LewisCaptivateLibsynSoundcloudMusic Visualisation Video CreatorAudio-book Production&nbsp;(free booklet)‘<a href="https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-turn-youtube-subtitles-into-blog-posts-and-transcripts" rel="noopener noreferrer"...
5/27/202014 minutes, 19 seconds
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Do you need a specialist editor?

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-fictionThe type of editingSubject/genreEditing bites and other resourcesStorycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing), Jack Hart‘The Secrets of Story Structure’, KM WeilandThe Editing Podcast, S1E1: The different levels of editing Switching to Fiction (online course for aspiring fiction editors)Research tools for crime and thriller writers (blog post)Consulting CopsThe Art of Firearms in Fiction&nbsp;is a free 45-page primer featuring Steve Allen, a soldier-turned-editor who specializes in military particulars, with additional material from Aden Nichols, an editor and Special Forces veteran.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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
5/20/202013 minutes, 57 seconds
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18 writing-craft blogs for editors and authors

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:ALLi blog: Alliance of Independent AuthorsAnn Handley blog Articles: The Writer’s DigestArticles: Tim Storm, Storm Writing SchoolBacon Editing blog: Claire BaconBookbaby blogClarity: Lisa Poisso, Editor and Book CoachDenise Cowle Editorial Services blog: Denise CowleHelping Writers become Authors: KM WeilandJane Friedman blogLibroEditing blog: Liz DexterLiminal Pages blog: Sophie Playle, Fiction EditorThe Creative Penn blog: Joanna PennThe Editor’s Blog: Beth HillThe Itch of Writing: Emma Darwin The Editing Blog: Louise Harnby, Fiction EditorThe Radical Copyeditor blog: Alex KapitanThe Subversive Copyeditor blog: Carol SallerEditing BitesCult PensStein on Writing, by Sol Stein, Non Basic Stock Line, 2007Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
5/13/202017 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 2

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 generationAssembly Bill 5 (AB5) and the impact on freelancers in CaliforniaThe benefits of working with publishers, packagers and project-management agenciesContent marketing: Solving clients problemsFacebook marketing: Ads, chatbots and website pixelsGoogle ads and sourcing professional expertiseManaging impostor syndromeAttracting indie genre-fiction authors: content marketing and brandingGetting work with publishersEthical promotion to a primed audienceTechnical writing and copy-writingChoosing a business nameBuilding an editorial business on a tight budgetUsing career expertise as a foundation for an editing specialismChoosing the right training courseBuilding a marketing strategyStarting an editing business when we care for young childrenScaling a business: Passive income streams, price increases, training, and premium servicesResearching markets and audiencesMaking a website visibleAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
5/12/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 1

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 itDealing with burnout and procrastinationHow to get fiction work with indie authorsMaking time for marketingIncreasing efficiencyContracts, and whether email is sufficientWhat to tell publishers when we're asking to be placed on their freelance listsHow to link up with other editorsBilling in different currenciesWhat to include on an invoiceStarting an editing business, and the best order for tackling branding, website creation, social media networking, marketing, and investing in productivity toolsAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
5/11/202045 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to save money and time with book coaching

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&nbsp;Why developmental/structural editing comes after book coachingGenre, viewpoint, tense, character motivation and conflict, plot and subplot, and character arcBook mapping, and avoiding drinking and thinking!Super critiques on steroids: making a story solidThe dynamics of book coachingMost common problems authors faceSuper-critiquesContacting Lisa PoissoEmail: [email protected]: @lisapoissoInstagram: lisapoissoClarity newsletterEditing BitesMoniack Mhor, Creative Writing Centre, ScotlandStart writing fiction: Free Open University courseAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
5/6/202044 minutes, 34 seconds
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Writing a content-marketing book. With John Espirian

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 bookDeveloping the book's concept: The shape of youWriting the bookTackling the editing processCover design and brandingThe benefits of a forewordContent marketing, and why it worksSocial media focus and email-list buildingPricing, marketing and salesCreating an audio bookFinding an audience to use as a springboard for business booksBuilding a personal brand that acts as a bufferTargeting clients' problems and offering solutionsWhat is technical writing?Who uses technical writers?Contacting john EspirianWebsiteContent DNALinkedInTwitterBlogEditing Bites And Other ResourcesAgentQuery.comThe Tao of Twitter, by Mark SchaeferKNOWN, by Mark SchaeferChartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)Col Gray, graphic design and brand design: pixels ink; YouTubeAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
4/29/202035 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to use exclamation marks!

Denise and Louise discuss how to use exclamation marks.Listen To Find Out More About:What exclamation marks look likeFunctions: Surprise, emphasis, volumeHow many to useSocial media useReasons to omit them: web, business academic copyBalancing use and abuseEditing bitesHow to Fix Your Damn Book, by James Osiris Baldwin, CreateSpace, 2016Purdue OWL https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.htmlAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
4/22/202012 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to manage the grammar police

Denise and Louise discuss the grammar police, how to manage them, and why they're nothing to do with professional editing.Listen To Find Out More About:Who are the grammar police?Social media and the grammar policePedantry versus professional editing for style, preference and flowWriting style: Business, academia, web copy, creative non-fiction, fiction Conventions and standards versus rules and errorsHow and when to tell a writer about an errorDealing with the grammar policeEditing BitesBlue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane StrausTextExpanderAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
4/15/202015 minutes, 55 seconds
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Using conlangs (constructed languages) in fiction

Denise and Louise talk with guest Sea Chapman about constructed languages, or conlangs.Listen to find out more about:What is a constructed language, or conlang?The different types of conlangTips for writers who want to include conlangs in fictionThe rules of playBase languages sometimes and conlang creationResources mentioned in the showEmail Sea Chapman ([email protected]) for handouts from her ACES 2018 presentation, ‘Conlangs: Languages with Stories to Tell’ or to request additional resourcesLanguage Creation SocietyConlangs on RedditConstructed Languages on FacebookConWorkShop forumConlangery podcastIain Banks talks writing, world events and Mastermind (video)‘A few notes on Marain by Iain M. Banks’Fabulosa!: The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language‘What’s Polari?’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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
1/14/202030 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to use em dashes

Denise and Louise discuss em dashes, or em rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing.Listen to find out more about:Parenthetical useIndicating a new speakerIndicating omissionProfanityShowing faltering speechConveying end-of-line interruptionsEditing bitesThe Magic of Fiction, Beth Hill‘Start here: How to self-publish your book’, Jane FriedmanAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
1/7/20209 minutes, 46 seconds
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What is a comma splice?

Denise and Louise explain what a comma splice is, why you should usually avoid it, and how it can add clarity.Listen to find out more about:What a comma splice isCommas, lists and why splices confuse readersWhen editing out comma splices would spoil rhythmAnaphoraEditing bitesThe Emotional Craft of Fiction, Donald MaassThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 3rd ed., David CrystalAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
12/31/20198 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to use en dashes

Denise and Louise discuss en dashes, or en rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing.Listen to find out more about:Parenthetical useIndicating number spansPlacement in dialogue interrupted by narrative descriptionLinking in adjectival compoundsShowing faltering speechIndicating a relationship/alternativeProfanityEditing bitesMasterclassThe Conscious Style Guide 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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
12/24/201912 minutes, 51 seconds
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Developmental editing and critiques

Denise and Louise chat with editor Sophie Playle about developmental editing and critiques for fiction authors.Listen to find out more about:An overview of what developmental editing includesCritiques as big-picture evaluationWho benefits from developmental editing and critiquesWhere developmental editing and critiques fit into the editing processWhether an author needs to hire a specialist editor for developmental editingWriting coaching versus developmental editingThe difference between story and plotStory structure – planning versus revisionStory structure – conscious deviation from traditional three-act structureStory structure – momentumNarrative styleSubplots – when they work and How theme can hold a story togetherMore about Sophie PlayleSophie Playle, Liminal PagesSophie’s editing coursesEmail: [email protected]: @sophieplayleFacebook: facebook.com/liminalpagesLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sophieplayleResources mentioned in the Show‘How to Write a Query Letter – Everything You Need to Know’, Sophie Playle ‘How to Write a Synopsis – Everything You Need to Know’, Sophie Playle Write a Great Synopsis: Nicola MorganDevelopmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors and Publishers: Scott NortonPoetics, AristotleMasterclass: David Mamet Teaches Dramatic WritingAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
12/17/201930 minutes, 51 seconds
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Understanding semi-colons

Denise and Louise demystify (and stand up for) one of the most misunderstood pieces of punctuation – the semi-colon. Listen To Find Out More About:What the semi-colon looks likeSeparating two independent clausesSubjects and predicatesWeighting and parallelismComma splicesSeparating items in a listEmojisObjections to the semi-colonResources related to the showNational Centre for Writing’s podcast Semicolon: How a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life, by Cecilia WatsonAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
12/10/201911 minutes, 42 seconds
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Editing 'unearned writing'

Denise and Louise chat with guest Tim Storm about the concept of unearned writing, and how to craft prose that's authentic and plausible.Listen To Find Out More About:The writer’s responsibility to the reader and the storyStory events and character reactions in relation to plausibility and authenticitySalvation eventsUnnatural character realizationsContrived plot turnsThematic insertions or digressionsTurning unearned writing into earned proseIdea flow in non-fictionResources related to the showTitle Case ConverterThe Allusionist podcastStorm Writing SchoolFree course from Tim: The Gold Standard Scene: Analyses of Near-Perfect Scenes in Prose FictionStorm Writing School on TwitterStorm Writing School on FacebookStorm Writing School on PinterestAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
12/3/201928 minutes, 31 seconds
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4 features of language that aren't Americanisms

Denise and Louise chat about 4 features of written language that are often thought to be Americanisms but aren’t.&nbsp;Listen To Find Out More About:-iz- spellingsserial commasem dasheswhich/that in restrictive relative clausesMentioned In The ShowLexico/Oxford: ‘The Differences Between British and American Terms’Lynne Murphy on British and American English (video)Free PDF booklet: Verbs ending in -ize, -ise, -yze and -yseAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
11/26/20198 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rob Drummond on grammar pedantry and peevery

Denise and Louise talk with linguist Rob Drummond about grammar pedantry, peevery, youth language, and non-standard language in context.Listen To Find Out More About:Correct or conventional – a linguist’s perspectiveBetter versus standardZombie rules, and what we can ditchYouth language – dumbing down English or enriching it?Young people's language in relation to identity and language changeVarieties of English in written communication: globalization, national and cultural identitiesThe internet’s impact on pedantry and peeveryThe relationship between knowledge and pedantryThe difference between preferences and judgementsRecognizing our own pedantry and respecting contextually appropriate styleStepping outside our linguistic comfort zonesMentioned In The ShowRadical Copyeditor blog'The Business of Being a Writer, with Jane Friedman’Rob Drummond LinguisticsTED Talk: John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!Rob's graph: Linguistic knowledge versus linguistic pedantryAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
11/19/201950 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to use question marks

Denise and Louise talk about how to use question marks in fiction and non-fiction according to convention.Listen To Find Out More About:Direct questionsIndirect questionsHow-to statementsIdiomatic phrases and question marksDouble punctuationUncertain dates and date rangesIndicating uncertaintyMentioned In The ShowBut Can I Start A Sentence With “But”? by Carol SallerMaking a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation by David CrystalAsk Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
11/12/201914 minutes, 12 seconds
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10 things an author needs to tell an editor

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:Word countFile formatGenre or subjectOther rounds of editingThe type of editing requiredIntended audience and where you’re publishingTime frameWhat else you’ve writtenWhether you can send a sampleHow you found your editorMentioned in the showThe 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 Podcast website but you can catch up with any of the episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser, or your preferred app.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 SEND MESSAGE buttonDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial ServicesLouise Harnby | Fiction EditorMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
9/25/20199 minutes, 12 seconds
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Editing and proofreading for a project management agency

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:About Out of House Publishing and the Newgen familyThe Newgen freelance databaseAssessing freelance editors and proofreadersTeam specialisms and continuity: academic and educationMatching editor subject experience with book projectsHow the sample tests are evaluated according to publishing standardsThe feedback processHouse stylesMentioned in the show:How to apply for freelance editing and proofreading work with Newgen: https://newgenpublishing.co.uk/work-with-us/&nbsp;Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/25/20198 minutes, 25 seconds
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Copyediting and the fact-checking process

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:What a copyediting service includesWhen fact checking takes place in the editorial processFiction: place names, historical accuracy, idiom, dates, etymologyNon-fiction: people names, obscure terms, place names, dates, protecting author reputationDifferences between spot checking and fact checkingFact checking for consistency across seriesPrint versus digital: preventing reputational damage in the long termTools for fact checkingWho’s responsible for fact checking?Effective and sensitive querying of facts in non-fictionArtistic licence with facts in fictionMentioned in the show:Laura Poole, Archer Editorial: https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/laura-poole and https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapoole/Tool: Internet Movie Database (IMDb): https://www.imdb.com/Tool: The Historical Thesaurus of English: https://ht.ac.uk/Tool: Google Ngram Viewer: https://books.google.com/ngramsTool: CIA – The World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/Tool: The New Food Lover's Companion (Barron's Cooking Guide)Tool: The Art of Firearms in Fiction: https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/the-art-of-firearms-in-fiction.html&nbsp;Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)&nbsp;Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/15/201916 minutes, 24 seconds
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Editing erotica and adult material

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:Why authors shouldn’t fear approaching an editorWhy erotica deserves the same editorial rigour as any other genreThe rise of romance and erotica in mainstream publishingHow to find an editor who specializes in erotic fictionSubgenres and the benefits of specialist editing: LGBTQ, kink and taboo (BDSM and powerplay dynamics)Sensitivity reading: representing voice and identityMentioned in the show:Maya Berger: What I Mean To Say: https://www.whatimeantosay.com/Maya Berger (SfEP): https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/what-i-mean-to-say-clear-and-professional-copy-editing-and-proofreadingSfEP Directory of Editorial Services: https://www.sfep.org.uk/directoryFinding an editor (blog): https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-do-i-find-a-proofreader-copyeditor-or-developmental-editorFinding an editor (podcast): The Editing Podcast, S1E10, How to Find an Editor&nbsp;Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/13/20197 minutes, 59 seconds
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Organizing an editorial conference

Denise and Louise talk to Beth Hamer, a professional proofreader and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading's conference director. Beth chats about how to organize a successful editorial conference.Listen to find out more about:Responding to feedbackRefining the delegate experience&nbsp;Benefits of attending the annual SfEP conferenceChoosing a venueChoosing speakers&nbsp;Programming sessionsMentioned in the show:Beth Hamer Freelance Proofreader: http://beth-hamer.co.uk/Society for Editors and Proofreaders: https://www.sfep.org.ukSfEP annual conference: https://www.sfep.org.uk/networking/conferences/SfEP 2019 speaker: Chris Brookmyre – crime/thriller author, speaker: https://www.brookmyre.co.uk/SfEP 2019 speaker: Rob Drummond – linguist, writer, lecturer: https://www.robdrummond.co.uk/SfEP 2019 speaker: David Crystal – linguist, writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster: http://www.davidcrystal.com/Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor and Proofreader&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
9/9/201912 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to use quotation marks (speech marks) in writing

Denise and Louise discuss how to use quote marks (or speech marks) in writing ... and when not to use them.&nbsp;Summary of the ShowWhat are quote marks for?Should I use straight or curly quote marks?Should I use single or double quote marks?Where does the closing quote mark go in relation to other punctuation?​When not to use quote marksEditing Bites‘How to punctuate dialogue in a novel’: (blog) http://bit.ly/2vYflIf‘How to punctuate dialogue in a novel’: (video playlist): http://bit.ly/2ZzUCXG‘Worry-free Writing: how to use quote marks’: http://bit.ly/2ZyTzagOther ResourcesChicago Manual of StylePenguin Guide to PunctuationNew Hart’s RulesAsk Us a QuestionThe 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/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor: bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/28/201912 minutes, 41 seconds
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Writing and editing for the web

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 contentStyle sheets and web contentLanguage choice and style for web contentEditing BitesErin Brenner’s Web Style Checklist: http://bit.ly/2ZtVRaKThey Ask, You Answer by Marcus SheridanOther ResourcesErin Brenner, Right Touch Editing: http://bit.ly/2T1XCtH‘Customer service: A cautionary tale of red flags and safety nets’ by Vanessa Plaister on the SfEP blog: http://bit.ly/2GJLiJCThe AP Stylebook (Associated Press): http://bit.ly/2T0KtkvAsk Us A QuestionThe 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/EditPodFBDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor: bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/21/201958 minutes, 19 seconds
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Publisher chat with Jen Hamilton-Emery of Salt

Denise and Louise talk to&nbsp;Jen&nbsp;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 authorsFind out moreVisit the Salt website:&nbsp;https://www.saltpublishing.com/Editing bitesTypographic Style Handbook: A Guide to Typography by Michael Mitchell and Susan WightmanUnderstanding Show, Don’t Tell by Janice HardyOther resourcesSociety for Editors and Proofreaders:&nbsp;bit.ly/32JJDx7The Publishing Training Centre:&nbsp;bit.ly/32Nq6f6Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button: bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor:&nbsp;bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/&nbsp;
8/14/201931 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to change your editor with minimum stress

Denise and Louise discuss how to manage the transition from one editor to another. Listen more to find out about:Why authors change editorsPlanning ahead and giving noticeWhether the editor should get involved in sourcing a replacementChecking T&amp;Cs and cancellation policiesInformation and tools to share with the new editorEditing BitesThe NCW Podcast (National Centre for Writing): http://bit.ly/31wXlmsOxford Dictionary of English IdiomCambridge Dictionary of American IdiomsOther ResourcesThe different levels of editing (booklet): http://bit.ly/31AjKztThe Editing Podcast, S1E1: The different levels of editingThe Editing Podcast, S1E10: How to find an editorThe Editing Podcast, S1E7: Style sheets for writing and editingAsk Us A QuestionThe 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/EditPodFBDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor: bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
8/7/201911 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tips for formatting in Microsoft Word

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 bitesWildcard Cookbook for Microsoft Word: Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2KFh39H. Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KJrVDiWord Tips: https://wordribbon.tips.net/index.htmlOther resourcesFREE PDF: '15 Word Formatting Tips: Find and Replace, Wildcards and the Ribbon': http://bit.ly/2XmHyHNTUTORIAL: 'Formatting your book in Word: How to save time with the Styles tool':&nbsp;http://bit.ly/2XHkKCxAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor:&nbsp;bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/31/201913 minutes, 24 seconds
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10 killer editing macros for writers and editors

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 WordCatchPhraseCitationLister and CitationListCheckerCompareWordListFile CleanerFullPointInDialogue and CommaInDialogueMultiSwitchPerfectItProperNounAlyseSpellingErrorListerVisibleTrackEditing bites‘Advanced Find and Replace for Microsoft Word’: Available from Jack Lyon at http://www.editorium.com/freebies.htm‘20-Minute Macro Course’: Available from Tech Tools for Writers at http://www.techtoolsforwriters.com/macro-course/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 SEND MESSAGE button:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor:&nbsp;bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/24/201913 minutes, 27 seconds
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Adverbs: Use and abuse in writing

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 solve the problemExtent of overuseEditing bitesHow to Write Dazzling Dialogue by James Scott BellOxford Guide to Plain English by Martin CuttsOther resourcesStephen King on Writing: A Memoir of the CraftAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor:&nbsp;bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/17/201912 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to edit for consistency and style with PerfectIt

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 https://intelligentediting.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 SEND MESSAGE button: http://bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise And LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor: bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic Credit'Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/10/201945 minutes, 45 seconds
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4 types of editing for 4 kinds of writer

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 questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor:&nbsp;bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
7/3/201911 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to prepare your book file for editing

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 bitesEditing in Word, 2nd Edition, by Adrienne Montgomerie: http://bit.ly/2Xy3CPsHow to Market a Book, by Joanna PennOther resourcesReview of Montgomerie’s Editing in Word, 2nd ed. by Louise Harnby (blog post): http://bit.ly/2XrlDzaHow to use styles (video tutorial): https://youtu.be/1IRBqPm7LBkHow to use styles (blog post):&nbsp;http://bit.ly/2XHkKCxPerfectIt: https://intelligentediting.com/The Author’s Proofreading Companion (booklet containing raw-text tidy-up tips): http://bit.ly/ProofCompanionProofreading checklist (PDF): http://bit.ly/CheckProofAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button:&nbsp;http://bit.ly/EditPodFBDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditingLouise Harnby | Fiction Editor:&nbsp;bit.ly/HarnbyEditingMusic credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
6/26/201924 minutes, 39 seconds
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How long does editing take?

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 advance, and allowing time to deal with queriesEditing bitesSelf Publishing Journeys (podcast hosted by Paul Teague)ELT Teacher 2 WriterPlus:Writing for business. When is good enough, enough?Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
4/3/201917 minutes, 52 seconds
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Does location matter when working with an editor?

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 advantagesEditing bitesOxford Dictionaries OnlineUrban DictionaryDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/27/201918 minutes, 37 seconds
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Book editing and marketing

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 editedGiving mindful, constructive feedback that makes editing enrichingLearning best practiceOther resourcesATOMICON digital marketing conference (hosted by Andrew and Pete)Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's&nbsp;Facebook&nbsp;page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/20/20197 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to find and evaluate an editor

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 testimonialsEditing bitesWriters’ and Artists’ Yearbook Alliance for Independent Authors (ALLi)Other resourcesSfEP Directory of Editorial ServicesALLi roundtable: Louise, Denise &amp; co&nbsp;on editingALLi roundtable: Louise, Denise &amp; co&nbsp;on editing for profitDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/&nbsp;
3/20/201912 minutes, 37 seconds
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Author chat with Kenda Macdonald

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.SummaryIndie publishingFinding and working with an editorRespecting and retaining author voiceThe importance of author/editor trustWorking with beta readersUsing negative feedback to write betterFraming editorial feedback respectfullyAuthor tip: Building a support networkTalk to KendaAutomation Ninjas: https://www.automationninjas.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutomatioNinjasFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutomationNinjasInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/automationninjas/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGDpDbxVicFhpbOZhSsykSw/Hack the Buyer Brain: https://www.automationninjas.com/hack-the-buyer-brain/Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/13/201917 minutes
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Author chat with Tim Lewis

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.SummaryBenefits and challenges of working with a professional editor who’s also a family memberTrust and personal relationshipsConstructive criticism and the author/editor&nbsp;relationship: Best vs best-fit relationshipsMarketing tips: Social media; sales versus visibility; tagging and quotingThe culture of free and its impact on book salesBuilding an author platform and understanding your social media audiencePodcasting for indie authorsUsing your book as a marketing tool to grow your businessStructural outlining: Planning versus pantsingAuthor tip: Starting with a shorter project to learn the basics of self-publishing and hone your craftTalk to TimBegin Self-Publishing Podcast: https://beginselfpublishing.com/Stoneham Press: https://stonehampress.com/Twitter: @StonehamPressFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSPPodcast/YouTube: http://bit.ly/2TxQZmlSocial Media Networking: How to Use Social Media to Get the Job You Want, Find Love, Get Business Success and Boost Your Travel Experience: https://amzn.to/2TyfmjZDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
3/13/201918 minutes, 51 seconds
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Author chat with Kia Thomas

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Kia Thomas, a fiction editor and the author of Wings.SummaryIndie 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 time and mindset for writingThe experience of being edited: Trust, anxiety and retaining voiceUnderstanding and communicating expectationsAuthor tip: Getting fresh eyes on your workTalk to KiaKia Thomas Editing: https://kiathomasediting.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/KiaThomasEditsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiathomasediting/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kia-thomas-editing/Wings: https://amzn.to/2TyHdRbDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/13/201914 minutes, 35 seconds
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Author chat with Simon Raybould

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Simon Raybould, a presentations trainer and the author of Presentation Genius.SummaryMainstream 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&nbsp;relationship: Respecting voice; understanding and integrating business knowledge; good-fit relationshipsEditing across content to ensure brand consistencyAuthor tip: Writing-objective remindersTalk to SimonPresentation Genius: http://presentationgenius.infoTwitter: https://twitter.com/presentationsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationgeniusYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/presentationgeniusinfoPresentation Genius: 40 Insights from the Science of Presenting: https://amzn.to/2Tz9GGfDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/13/201917 minutes, 41 seconds
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Author chat with Antoinette Oglethorpe

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Antoinette Oglethorpe, a leadership development&nbsp;and career management specialist, and the author of Grow Your Geeks.SummaryHybrid 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, reverse-engineered marketing and business growthTalk to AntoinetteAntoinette Oglethorpe: https://www.antoinetteoglethorpe.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/antoinetteogFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AntoinetteOglethorpe/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinetteoglethorpe/Grow Your Geeks: A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations: https://amzn.to/2TtOHVkDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/13/201912 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to save money on editing

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, macros and add-insStyle sheetsEditing bitesPerfectIt (consistency-checking software) Proofreading checklist (free PDF booklet)Ask A Book Editor (Facebook group)Other resourcesA nifty little proofreading and editing macro: ProperNounAlyse (blog post)CompareWordList macroCreating your own style sheet (scroll to bottom&nbsp;of blog post)Free downloadable style-sheet template (scroll to bottom&nbsp;of blog post)How do I find spelling inconsistencies when proofreading and editing? TextSTAT (blog post)How Not to Write a Novel (Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman)Self-editing your fiction in Word: How to use styles (video tutorial)
3/13/201914 minutes, 4 seconds
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Page proofs and the proofreading process

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss page proofs and how they fit into the editing process.Listen to find out more about:Tangled terminology and how proofreading means different things to different writers and editorsDesigned page proofs vs raw-text filesDefining page proofsWhere proofreading and page proofs fit into mainstream publishing industry’s production processWhat to look out for at proofreading stageKnock-on effects that could damage designed page proofsThe benefits of professional interior formattingEditing bites and other resources The Penguin Guide to Punctuation (RL Trask)Quick and Dirty Tips (online hub hosted by Grammar Girl, aka Mignon Fogarty)Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
3/6/201912 minutes, 25 seconds
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Style sheets for writing and editing

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk about style sheets, and how they’ll help you keep track of the key themes in your book, and ensure consistency along the way.Listen to find out more about:Style sheets – what they are and why they’re usefulWhat to include in your style sheetWhich types of written content benefit from a style sheetStyle sheets for authors and editorsTwo industry-recognized style guidesEditing bitesCourse: Editing with Style SheetsBlog: Creating your own style sheetDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/&nbsp;
2/27/201911 minutes, 50 seconds
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What is a sample edit?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss sample edits – what they are, how they can help, and who they’re useful for.Listen to find out more about:Asking for multiple sample edits of the same materialWhat to expect from sample line/copyedits versus proofreadsBest versus best fitPricing: are they free?Samples and schedulingSamples and filtering for ‘Frankenedits’Obligations and safe spacesEditing bitesDirectory of Editorial Services: Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)FutureLearn writing courses (free): Start Writing Fiction (OU), An Introduction to Screenwriting (UEA), Introduction to Forensic Science (University of Strathclyde; crime writers will find this useful)Plus:'Is Hiring a Developmental Editor Cheating?' by Molly McCowanEpisode transcriptsYou can access transcripts of this episode via Denise and Louise's websites:Denise CowleLouise HarnbyAsk us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod...
2/20/201915 minutes, 18 seconds
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What kind of editor do you need?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk about choosing the right kind of editor to suit your publishing needs. Listen to find out more about:budgetwriting expertiseediting expertisegenre or subjectpersonality fittime framepublishing goalsaudienceEditing bitesJoel Friedlander’s Self-Publishing: Carnival of the IndiesTim Lewis’s Begin Self-publishing PodcastOther resourcesBegin Self-Publishing Podcast, Episode 104: Denise Cowle on non-fiction editingBegin Self-Publishing Podcast, Episode 108: Louise Harnby on fiction editingDenise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
2/13/201917 minutes, 32 seconds
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How much does editing cost?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss how much professional editing might cost if you decide to hire a third party. Listen to find out how the following could impact on the fee you’re quoted:The individual editorWhich industry surveys and reports you readThe required turnaround timeThe speed at which the editor worksHow terminology might confuse quotationsHow complex the project isPlus:How editors present feesWhat editing fees have to cover: editing and business overheadsEditing bitesEverybody Writes: Your Go-to Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content (Ann Handley)How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published (Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman)Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
2/6/201918 minutes, 9 seconds
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Should you work with an editor?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise look&nbsp;at why you might want to invest in hiring an editor rather than doing it all yourself.Listen to find out more about:Time restrictionsLosing your mojoFresh eyesProfessional training and experienceEditing bitesOn Writing by Stephen King (Hodder, 2012) Links to professional editorial societies (worldwide)Other resources Is hiring a developmental editor cheating? (Molly McCowan) Why the Grammar Police aren’t cool (Denise Cowle) What makes a good fiction editor? (Louise Harnby)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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1/30/201916 minutes, 15 seconds
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Publishing lingo explained

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise demystify publishing language – the terms professionals use to describe the parts of a book – so that you can talk with confidence about your text. Listen to find out more about:the beginning (or front matter; prelims), the main or body text and the end matter (or back matter)part titles, half titles, and title pagesforewords and prefacesacknowledgementspages, page numbers,&nbsp;and foliosdouble page spreads (DPSs)rectos and versosrunning heads and running feetdrop caps or dropped capitalschapter dropsappendices and glossariesfootnotes and endnotesbibliographies, references,&nbsp;and indexesEditing bitesThe Chicago Manual of Style New Hart’s RulesIndexing societiesAmerican Society for IndexingAssociation of Southern African Indexers and BibliographersAustralia and New Zealand Society of IndexersChina Society of Indexers (site in Chinese)Deutsches Netzwerk der Indexer/German Network of IndexersIndexing Society of Canada/Société canadienne d’indexationNederlands Indexers Netwerk/Netherlands Indexing NetworkSociety of Indexers (UK)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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp;...
1/23/201915 minutes, 36 seconds
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The different levels of editing

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss the different levels of editing, why editing is worth doing, the order of play, and how perfection is impossible in one pass. Listen to find out more about:Mimicking the mainstream publishing industryBuilding a fan baseShaping: Developmental editing and manuscript critiques (macro/story level)Smoothing: Line editing (micro/sentence level)Correcting: Copyediting (micro/sentence level)Quality control: Proofreading (micro/sentence level)The logical order of playMaking time for several passesEditing bites‘Which level of editing do you need?’ (booklet by Louise Harnby)Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print (2nd ed.) (book by Renni Browne and Dave King)‘Self-editing a non-fiction book’ (blog post by Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn)How to Write Non-Fiction: Turn Your Knowledge into Words (book by Joanna Penn)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 SEND MESSAGE button.Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services&nbsp;(non-fiction)Louise Harnby | Proofreader &amp; Copyeditor&nbsp;(fiction)Music credit'Vivacity' Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).&nbsp;Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1/9/201912 minutes, 50 seconds