The Editing Podcast

The Editing Podcast

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Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise


10 things an author needs to tell an editor
Sep 29 • 9 min
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.
Point of view: On editing for a project management agency. With Jenny Slater
Sep 25 • 8 min
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.
Point of view: On editing erotica. With editor Maya Berger
Sep 20 • 7 min
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.
Point of view: On fact checking. With copyeditor Laura Poole
Sep 20 • 16 min
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.
Point of view: On organizing an editorial conference. With Beth Hamer
Sep 19 • 12 min
Denise and Louise talk to Beth Hamer, a professional proofreader and the Society of Editors and Proofreaders’ conference director. Beth chats about how to organize a successful editorial conference.
S2E10: How to use quote marks or speech marks in writing
Aug 27 • 12 min
Denise and Louise discuss how to use quote marks (or speech marks) in writing … and when not to use them.
S2E9: Writing and editing for the web. With Erin Brenner
Aug 20 • 58 min
In this episode, Louise and Denise discuss writing and editing for the web with guest Erin Brenner. Listen to find out more about: Why working with web content is different from writing for the page In which programs should we create content for the web?…
S2E8: Publishing with an independent press: In conversation with Salt
Aug 13 • 31 min
Denise and Louise talk to Jen Hamilton-Emery, co-director of Salt, one of the UK’s premier independent literary publishers. Listen more to find out about: The Salt story: awards, authors and publishing goals Author retention Indie publishing and the…
S2E7: So you want to change your editor …
Aug 6 • 11 min
Denise and Louise offer guidance on changing your editor. Listen more to find out about: Why authors change editors Planning ahead and giving notice Whether the editor should get involved in sourcing a replacement Checking T&Cs and cancellation policies…
S2E6: Word formatting tips: Find/replace, wildcards and the ribbon
Jul 30 • 13 min
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!
S2E5: 10 killer editing macros for writers and editors
Jul 23 • 13 min
Denise and Louise talk about 10 editing macros that will save you time and improve the quality of your writing.
S2E4: Adverbs: Use and abuse in writing
Jul 16 • 12 min
Denise and Louise talk about adverbs, and how to use or remove them purposefully.
S2E3: How to edit for consistency and style with PerfectIt (with guest Daniel Heuman)
Jul 9 • 45 min
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 does Who uses PerfectIt What’s…
S2E2: 4 kinds of writer, and how editing helps
Jul 2 • 11 min
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 writer The nervous writer The reluctant…
S2E1: How to prepare your book file for editing
Jun 25 • 24 min
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 layout Where to do your editing Whether to edit in a single document or…
S1E12: How long does editing take?
Apr 3 • 17 min
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 count Project complexity Level of…
S1E11: Does location matter when working with an editor?
Mar 27 • 18 min
Denise and Louise discuss location and whether where your editor lives actually matters.
Ex tempore: Book editing and marketing chat
Mar 20 • 7 min
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…
S1E10: How to find an editor
Mar 20 • 12 min
Denise and Louise discuss how to find an editor if you decide you want professional help.
Point of View. With author Kenda Macdonald
Mar 13 • 17 min
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.
Point of View. With author Tim Lewis
Mar 13 • 18 min
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…
Point of View. With author Kia Thomas
Mar 13 • 14 min
In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Kia Thomas, a fiction editor and the author of Wings.
Point of View. With author Simon Raybould
Mar 13 • 17 min
In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Simon Raybould, a presentations trainer and the author of Presentation Genius.
Point of View. With author Antoinette Oglethorpe
Mar 13 • 12 min
In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Antoinette Oglethorpe, a leadership development and career management specialist, and the author of Grow Your Geeks.
S1E9: How to save money on editing
Mar 13 • 14 min
Denise and Louise discuss the order of play for the different levels of editing, and some ideas about how you can keep costs down.
S1E8: Page proofs and the proofreading process
Mar 6 • 12 min
Denise and Louise discuss page proofs and how they fit into the editing process.
S1E7: Style sheets for writing and editing
Feb 27 • 11 min
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.
S1E6: What is a sample edit?
Feb 20 • 15 min
Denise and Louise discuss sample edits – what they are, how they can help, and who they’re useful for.
S1E5: What kind of editor do you need?
Feb 13 • 17 min
Denise and Louise talk about choosing the right kind of editor to suit your publishing needs.
S1E4: How much does editing cost?
Feb 6 • 18 min
Denise and Louise discuss how much professional editing might cost if you decide to hire a third party to assist with your book.
S1E3: Should you work with an editor?
Jan 30 • 16 min
Denise and Louise look at why you might want to invest in hiring an editor rather than doing it all yourself.
S1E2: Publishing lingo explained
Jan 23 • 15 min
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.
S1E1: The different levels of editing
Jan 9 • 12 min
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.