Episode 15

Published on:

26th Sep 2019

S2E15: 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:

  1. Word count
  2. File format
  3. Genre or subject
  4. Other rounds of editing
  5. The type of editing required
  6. Intended audience and where you’re publishing
  7. Time frame
  8. What else you’ve written
  9. Whether you can send a sample
  10. How you found your editor

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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About the Podcast

The Editing Podcast
Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise
Editing your book is essential, whether you do it yourself or work with a pro. Join two professional editors, Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby, as they explore ways in which authors can make their publishing journeys easier. If you want to learn how to improve your writing and self-editing with tips, tools and guidance, The Editing Podcast is for you.

About your hosts

Louise Harnby

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Louise is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who works with indie authors of commercial fiction. She specializes in crime, thrillers and mysteries. Louise lives in Norwich, England. Don't ask her to say 'bootiful' or there'll be even more trouble!

Denise Cowle

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Denise is a copyeditor and proofreader who works with publishers, businesses and independent authors. She specializes in non-fiction, particularly education, business and social sciences.
Denise lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Don’t ask her to say ‘curly wurly’ or there might be a murrrdurrr!