Episode 15

Published on:

13th Mar 2019

S1E15: Author chat, with author 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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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!