Episode 14

Published on:

13th Mar 2019

S1E14: On publishing, with author Simon Raybould

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Simon Raybould, a presentations trainer and the author of Presentation Genius.


  • Mainstream and indie publishing (PDF and print on demand)
  • Benefits and challenges of working with a mainstream publisher: Transaction vs growth orientation; positioning; formatting
  • The writing process
  • Working with editors: Using family and professionals
  • The author/editor relationship: Respecting voice; understanding and integrating business knowledge; good-fit relationships
  • Editing across content to ensure brand consistency
  • Author tip: Writing-objective reminders

Talk to Simon

  • Presentation Genius: http://presentationgenius.info
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/presentations
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationgenius
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/presentationgeniusinfo
  • Presentation Genius: 40 Insights from the Science of Presenting: https://amzn.to/2Tz9GGf

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!