The Editing Podcast

Make your writing life easier

Episode 3

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Published on:

30th Jan 2019

6:00am

S1E3: Should you work with an editor?

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In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise look at why you might want to invest in hiring an editor rather than doing it all yourself.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Time restrictions
  • Losing your mojo
  • Fresh eyes
  • Professional training and experience


Editing bites

Other resources


Episode transcripts

You can access transcripts of this episode via Denise and Louise's websites:


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Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Episode 2

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Published on:

23rd Jan 2019

6:00am

S1E2: Publishing lingo explained

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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


Editing bites

Indexing societies


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Episode 1

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Published on:

9th Jan 2019

1:30pm

S1E1: The different levels of editing

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In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss the different levels of editing, why editing is worth doing, the order of play, and how perfection is impossible in one pass. Listen to find out more about:

  • Mimicking the mainstream publishing industry
  • Building a fan base
  • Shaping: Developmental editing and manuscript critiques (macro/story level)
  • Smoothing: Line editing (micro/sentence level)
  • Correcting: Copyediting (micro/sentence level)
  • Quality control: Proofreading (micro/sentence level)
  • The logical order of play
  • Making time for several passes


Editing bites

  • Which level of editing do you need?’ (booklet by Louise Harnby)
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print (2nd ed.) (book by Renni Browne and Dave King)
  • Self-editing a non-fiction book’ (blog post by Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn)
  • How to Write Non-Fiction: Turn Your Knowledge into Words (book by Joanna Penn)

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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

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!