Episode 1

Published on:

26th Jun 2019

S2E1: How to prepare your book file for editing

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 multiples
  • Using styles
  • Font choice
  • Colour choice
  • Paragraph design
  • Spacing
  • Defining headings
  • Page numbering
  • Section breaks
  • Pictures and images
  • Tables of contents
  • Indexing

Editing bites

  • Editing in Word, 2nd Edition, by Adrienne Montgomerie: http://bit.ly/2Xy3CPs
  • How to Market a Book, by Joanna Penn

Other resources

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Denise and Louise

  • Denise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditing
  • Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor: bit.ly/HarnbyEditing

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!