Episode 15

Published on:

13th Mar 2019

S1E15: 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.


  • Indie publishing
  • Choosing what level of editing to do yourself and what to get help with, based on skills
  • Getting feedback: Identifying whether the story works
  • The challenges of self-editing: Length of book, writer tics and repetition
  • Trading favours with other professionals to save money
  • Free-flow writing prior to revision: Planning versus pantsing
  • Finding the time and mindset for writing
  • The experience of being edited: Trust, anxiety and retaining voice
  • Understanding and communicating expectations
  • Author tip: Getting fresh eyes on your work

Talk to Kia

  • Kia Thomas Editing: https://kiathomasediting.com/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/KiaThomasEdits
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiathomasediting/
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kia-thomas-editing/
  • Wings: https://amzn.to/2TyHdRb

Denise and Louise

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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