Episode 5

Published on:

11th May 2020

S4E5: How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 1

Denise and Louise answer questions about how to run and grow an editing and proofreading business.

Listen To Find Out More About:

  • When editorial projects don't arrive with us on time ... how to manage it and how to prevent it
  • Dealing with burnout and procrastination
  • How to get fiction work with indie authors
  • Making time for marketing
  • Increasing efficiency
  • Contracts, and whether email is sufficient
  • What to tell publishers when we're asking to be placed on their freelance lists
  • How to link up with other editors
  • Billing in different currencies
  • What to include on an invoice
  • Starting an editing business, and the best order for tackling branding, website creation, social media networking, marketing, and investing in productivity tools

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Music Credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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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!