Episode 9

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21st Aug 2019

S2E9: Writing and editing for the web

Louise and Denise discuss writing and editing for the web with guest Erin Brenner.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Why working with web content is different from writing for the page
  • In which programs should we create content for the web?
  • Pre-upload checks on the writing
  • Pre-upload checks on metadata links, and alt-text
  • Quality control: self-editing versus third-party professional help
  • How many editing passes?
  • Fact-checking and authenticity
  • The order of play for editing web content
  • Style sheets and web content
  • Language choice and style for web content

Editing Bites

  • Erin Brenner’s Web Style Checklist: http://bit.ly/2ZtVRaK
  • They Ask, You Answer by Marcus Sheridan

Other Resources

  • Erin Brenner, Right Touch Editing: http://bit.ly/2T1XCtH
  • ‘Customer service: A cautionary tale of red flags and safety nets’ by Vanessa Plaister on the SfEP blog: http://bit.ly/2GJLiJC
  • The AP Stylebook (Associated Press): http://bit.ly/2T0Ktkv

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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!