Episode 2

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Published on:

23rd Jan 2019

S1E2: Publishing lingo explained

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise demystify publishing language – the terms professionals use to describe the parts of a book – so that you can talk with confidence about your text. Listen to find out more about:

  • the beginning (or front matter; prelims), the main or body text and the end matter (or back matter)
  • part titles, half titles, and title pages
  • forewords and prefaces
  • acknowledgements
  • pages, page numbers, and folios
  • double page spreads (DPSs)
  • rectos and versos
  • running heads and running feet
  • drop caps or dropped capitals
  • chapter drops
  • appendices and glossaries
  • footnotes and endnotes
  • bibliographies, references, and indexes


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The Editing Podcast
Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise
Join two pro editors, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle, on The Editing Podcast for regular tips, tools and guidance on writing and editing.