The Editing Podcast

Make your writing life easier

Episode 2

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Published on:

20th Nov 2019

12:30am

Rob Drummond on grammar pedantry, peevery and youth language

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Denise and Louise talk about with linguist Rob Drummond about grammar pedantry, peevery, youth language, and non-standard language in context.

Listen To Find Out More About:

  • Correct or conventional – a linguist’s perspective
  • Zombie rules, and what we can ditch
  • Youth language – dumbing down English or enriching it?
  • The internet’s impact on pedantry and peevery
  • The relationship between knowledge and pedantry

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Episode 1

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Published on:

13th Nov 2019

12:15am

A question of question marks in writing

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Denise and Louise talk about how to use question marks in fiction and non-fiction according to convention.

Listen To Find Out More About:

  1. Direct questions
  2. Indirect questions
  3. How-to statements
  4. Idiomatic phrases and question marks
  5. Double punctuation
  6. Uncertain dates and date ranges
  7. Indicating uncertainty

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  • But Can I Start A Sentence With “But”? by Carol Saller
  • Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation by David Crystal

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Published on:

30th Sep 2019

12:15am

10 things an author needs to tell an editor

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Denise and Louise talk about 10 things writers need to tell an editor when they get in touch for the first time to discuss a project.

Listen to find out more about:

  1. Word count
  2. File format
  3. Genre or subject
  4. Other rounds of editing
  5. The type of editing required
  6. Intended audience and where you’re publishing
  7. Time frame
  8. What else you’ve written
  9. Whether you can send a sample
  10. How you found your editor

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Published on:

25th Sep 2019

5:15pm

Point of view: On editing for a project management agency. With Jenny Slater

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Denise and Louise talk to Jenny Slater, an in-house editor with Newgen Publishing UK. Newgen is a project management agency offering editing, proofreading, typesetting and indexing for publishers.

Note: Denise and Louise have no affiliation with this organization. Newgen exhibited at the 2019 SfEP conference at Aston University, and it was the perfect opportunity to find out more about how they operate!

Listen to find out more about:

  • About Out of House Publishing and the Newgen family
  • The Newgen freelance database
  • Assessing freelance editors and proofreaders
  • Team specialisms and continuity: academic and education
  • Matching editor subject experience with book projects
  • How the sample tests are evaluated according to publishing standards
  • The feedback process
  • House styles


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Denise and Louise

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‘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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Published on:

21st Sep 2019

12:15am

Point of view: On fact checking. With copyeditor Laura Poole

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Denise and Louise talk to Laura Poole, a professional copyeditor who specializes in working with university presses on scholarly non-fiction, mainly in the humanities. Laura discusses the importance of fact checking.

Listen to find out more about:

  • What a copyediting service includes
  • When fact checking takes place in the editorial process
  • Fiction: place names, historical accuracy, idiom, dates, etymology
  • Non-fiction: people names, obscure terms, place names, dates, protecting author reputation
  • Differences between spot checking and fact checking
  • Fact checking for consistency across series
  • Print versus digital: preventing reputational damage in the long term
  • Tools for fact checking
  • Who’s responsible for fact checking?
  • Effective and sensitive querying of facts in non-fiction
  • Artistic licence with facts in fiction

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‘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

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!

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!