Episode 4

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Published on:

6th Feb 2019

S1E4: 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 editor
  • Which industry surveys and reports you read
  • The required turnaround time
  • The speed at which the editor works
  • How terminology might confuse quotations
  • How complex the project is

Plus:

  • How editors present fees
  • What editing fees have to cover: editing and business overheads

Editing bites

  • Everybody 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)

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Music credit

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

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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!