The Editing Podcast

Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)

Join two pro editors, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle, on The Editing Podcast for regular tips, tools and guidance on writing and editing.

All Episodes

Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more aboutIn #1: Carol's blogging journey: The Subversive Copy Editor blog; Lingua Franca (for the Chronicle of Higher Education); Editor's Corner (for The Chicago Manual of Style); Fiction+ (for The Chicago Manual of Style) In #1: Blogging goals In #1: Coming up with ideas: two tips In #1: Blog promotion strategies In #2: Repurposing blog content In #2: Analytics, and how to avoid the rabbit hole In #3: Monetizing your blog In #3: Understanding the sales funnel In #3: Managing reader engagement In #3: Blogging trajectory: Deciding who to write for and when to stop Useful resourceshttps://www.carolsaller.com/ (About Carol Saller) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blogging-for-business-growth.html (Blogging for Business Growth (course)) https://www.janefriedman.com/blogging-for-writers/ ('Blogging for writers' (Jane Friedman)) But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? (University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff) Content Chemistry (Andy Crestodina) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t6kSLOnJ7E ('Getting the Most from LinkedIn' (YouTube tutorial)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRCAfFKtbg0 ('Google Analytics Tutorial 2021 – Learn Google Analytics 4 (GA4) & Universal Analytics Step-By-Step') https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/how-to-build-an-editorial-blog.html (How to Build an Editorial Blog (book)) https://bloggingwizard.com/how-to-promote-your-blog/ ('How to promote your blog' (Blogging Wizard)) Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 12

26 min 23 sec

Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more aboutIn #1: Carol's blogging journey: The Subversive Copy Editor blog; Lingua Franca (for the Chronicle of Higher Education); Editor's Corner (for The Chicago Manual of Style); Fiction+ (for The Chicago Manual of Style) In #1: Blogging goals In #1: Coming up with ideas: two tips In #1: Blog promotion strategies In #2: Repurposing blog content In #2: Analytics, and how to avoid the rabbit hole In #3: Monetizing your blog In #3: Understanding the sales funnel In #3: Managing reader engagement In #3: Blogging trajectory: Deciding who to write for and when to stop Useful resourceshttps://www.carolsaller.com/ (About Carol Saller) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blogging-for-business-growth.html (Blogging for Business Growth (course)) https://www.janefriedman.com/blogging-for-writers/ ('Blogging for writers' (Jane Friedman)) But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? (University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff) Content Chemistry (Andy Crestodina) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t6kSLOnJ7E ('Getting the Most from LinkedIn' (YouTube tutorial)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRCAfFKtbg0 ('Google Analytics Tutorial 2021 – Learn Google Analytics 4 (GA4) & Universal Analytics Step-By-Step') https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/how-to-build-an-editorial-blog.html (How to Build an Editorial Blog (book)) https://bloggingwizard.com/how-to-promote-your-blog/ ('How to promote your blog' (Blogging Wizard)) Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 6

27 min 14 sec

Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more aboutIn #1: Carol's blogging journey: The Subversive Copy Editor blog; Lingua Franca (for the Chronicle of Higher Education); Editor's Corner (for The Chicago Manual of Style); Fiction+ (for The Chicago Manual of Style) In #1: Blogging goals In #1: Coming up with ideas: two tips In #1: Blog promotion strategies In #2: Repurposing blog content In #2: Analytics, and how to avoid the rabbit hole In #3: Monetizing your blog In #3: Understanding the sales funnel In #3: Managing reader engagement In #3: Blogging trajectory: Deciding who to write for and when to stop Useful resourceshttps://www.carolsaller.com/ (About Carol Saller) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blogging-for-business-growth.html (Blogging for Business Growth (course)) https://www.janefriedman.com/blogging-for-writers/ ('Blogging for writers' (Jane Friedman)) But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? (University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff) Content Chemistry (Andy Crestodina) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t6kSLOnJ7E ('Getting the Most from LinkedIn' (YouTube tutorial)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRCAfFKtbg0 ('Google Analytics Tutorial 2021 – Learn Google Analytics 4 (GA4) & Universal Analytics Step-By-Step') https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/how-to-build-an-editorial-blog.html (How to Build an Editorial Blog (book)) https://bloggingwizard.com/how-to-promote-your-blog/ ('How to promote your blog' (Blogging Wizard)) Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sep 30

26 min 23 sec

Learn about romance editing with specialist editor Sarah Calfee. Listen to find out more aboutWhat's special about romance editing The size of the market Tropes, challenges and styles in romance editing HEAs: Happy ever afters Romancelandia Understanding the romance writing and editing via Pride and Prejudice https://www.threelittlewordsediting.com/ (How to get in touch with Sarah Calfee) Get a free sample of Sarah's book, https://www.threelittlewordsediting.com/book (How To Pride and Prejudice) Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 31

21 min 56 sec

Find out about 4 key things you need to know if you want to become a non-fiction editor. Listen to find out more aboutThe main types of non-fiction editing and the kinds of things a non-fic editor needs to look out for    Working on complex materials      The move to digital content and the role of the editor·      Ethical issues the editor or proofreader needs to be aware of Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Denise's courseHow to Mark Up PDF Page Proofs: https://courses.denisecowleeditorial.com/product/how-to-mark-up-pdf/ Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 24

28 min 52 sec

Find out about 4 key things you need to know if you want to become a fiction editor. Listen to find out more aboutThe main types of fiction editing and the kinds of things a fiction editor needs to look out for What additional training you might need The market and client expectations The need for a flexible hand How to become a fiction editor (booklet): harnby.co/become-a-fiction-editor Switching to Fiction (course): harnby.co/switching-to-fiction Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 17

25 min 22 sec

Find out more about The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt. Developer Daniel Heuman talks with Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle about the union of a 115-year-old style guide and advanced copyediting software technology, and how it will help you edit faster and better. Listen to find out more aboutWhat is The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt? How much it costs How the union came about Full integration of CMOS into PerfectIt 5 Why it's free to subscribers of both products What PerfectIt can and can't do Working with the CMOS team Favourite features that help editors learn Why CMOS is a style guide rather than a rule book How users can suggest additions Customizing the CMOS style sheet The Mac-user experience Accessing The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 9

41 min 33 sec

Find out what editorial style is, why it’s important, and how editors work to create, evaluate and enforce style. Listen to find out more aboutWhat is style? The differences between rules, preferences and conventions Flexibility in fiction and non-fiction What is a style guide? Why style guides aren't rule books When editors need to respect tone, register, voice and brand identity What is a style sheet? Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 3

15 min 28 sec

Learn about why editing and proofreading training is necessary if you want to run a professional editorial practice. Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk skills! Listen to find out more aboutThe client's perspective Doing the job to industry-recognized standards The marketing benefits for the editor and proofreader How training forges a healthy business mindset Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jul 27

13 min 19 sec

LGBTQ+ editing is the topic. Nick Taylor is the expert! Join Nick, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle on The Editing Podcast. Listen to find out more aboutPoor representation in the traditional publishing model How self-publishing has driven the publication of more LGBTQ+ inclusive books Recording collective history The LGBTQ+ market and subgenres Tropes that should be avoided Can we edit and write beyond our own lived experience? Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jul 21

22 min 10 sec

Find out how to choose a name for your editing or proofreading business with Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle. Listen to find out more aboutBrainstorming a list of possible business names Considering your target clients Identifying your core brand values Using a business name to tell the client what's on offer Checking the name is available Does the name reflect your brand identity? How findable and SEO-friendly is the name? Will the name stand the test of time? Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jul 13

14 min 56 sec

Even if you don't specialize in your editorial practice, it's still worth using the language of specialism in your marketing. That's what Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle are chatting about in this episode of The Editing Podcast. Listen To Find Out More AboutThe different ways in which we might specialize Helping clients understand how we can help them What does the client want to know? Why saying we can edit 'everything' is a weak message Why the language of specialization is interesting Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jul 7

11 min 36 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about 2 more zombie rules that have no place in a professional editor's toolbox. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat a zombie rule is The power of a double negative in rich narrative and dialogue Why singular 'they' is a grammatically correct gender-neutral pronoun Mentioned in the showWelcome, singular “they”: Lee, C. (2019, October 31). Welcome, singular “they”. APA Style. http://apastyle.apa.org/blog/singular-they Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jun 30

9 min 46 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle share 3 more tips about how to beat the overwhelm that can come with making your editing and proofreading business visible. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhy everyone has something to shout about, even if they think they don't Why some editors appear to do more marketing that is humanly possible, and why that shouldn't deter you The tricks those busy editorial marketers have up their sleeve and how you can mimic them Managing marketing by thinking in ones Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jun 23

17 min 37 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to Rich Leder about writing screenplays and novels. Rich has worked with some of the biggest names in the movie industry. He shares what he's learned about Hollywood, TV and novel craft. Listen To Find Out More AboutThe differences between writing a screenplay and novel from scratch Cooking for Cannibals: Being edited and receiving feedback Converting film to novel, or novel to film Primal, and why Nicolas Cage makes the perfect Frank Walsh Stage direction during the screenplay-writing stage Character descriptions, noise and environment, and writing a screenplay How does the editing process differ for screenplays and novels? How much is the author involved in the making of the movie? How long does it take to get a movie made? From treatment to option to production Impactful career moments, including how working with Sidney Poitier changed his life Author BioRich Leder Novelist - Screenwriter Rich Leder has been a working writer for more than three decades. His credits include 19 produced movies—television films for CBS, Lifetime, and Hallmark and feature films for Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Longridge Productions, and Left Bank Films—and six novels for Laugh Riot Press. He’s been the lead singer in a Detroit rock band, a restaurateur, a Little League coach, an indie film director, a literacy tutor, a magazine editor, a screenwriting coach, a wedding guru, a PTA board member, a commercial real estate agent, and a visiting artist for the UNCW Film Studies Department, among other things, all of which, it turns out, was grist for the mill. He resides on the North Carolina coast with his awesome wife, Lulu, and is sustained by the visits home of their three fabulous children.  Cooking for Cannibals Blurb:  Fountain of youth? More like murderous medication! Carrie Cromer pushes the boundaries of science, not her social life. The brilliant behavioral gerontologist’s idea of a good time is hanging out with her beloved lab rats and taking care of her elderly mother and the other eccentric old folks at the nursing home. So no one is more surprised than Carrie when she steals the lab’s top-secret, experimental medicine for aging in reverse. Two-time ex-con Johnny Fairfax dreams of culinary greatness. But when his corrupt parole officer tries to drag him from the nursing home kitchen, the suddenly young-again residents spring to his defense and murder the guy—and then request Johnny cook them an evidence-devouring dinner to satisfy their insatiable side-effect appetite. As their unexpected mutual attraction gets hot, Carrie and Johnny find themselves caught up with the authorities who arrive to investigate the killing. But even more dangerous than the man-eating not-so-senior citizens could be the arrival of death-dealing pharmaceutical hitmen. Can Carrie and Johnny find true love in all this bloody madness? LINKS:  http://www.richleder.com/ (Website)  https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Leder/e/B00N66JNN0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share (Amazon)  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8304523.Rich_Leder (Good Reads) https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRichardLeder/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/rich_leder/?hl=en (Instagram) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L5KJFBR?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420 (Pre-order Cooking for Cannibals here) Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 2020

1 hr 7 min

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about editing short-form content such as newsletters, letters, blog posts, short stories, essays and reports. Listen To Find Out More AboutThe different types of content that fall into the short-form category The benefits and challenges of short-form content editing Advice on the remit: client expectations, the brief, ethical issues and practical responsibilities Consistency and style Scheduling issues Pricing Marketing Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 2020

20 min 23 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about accountability groups, and how they can help editors and other freelance editorial professionals emotionally and practically. Listen To Find Out More AboutTaking plans beyond the planning stage How an accountability group can help you How you set one up. How many people to include in a group How often an accountability group meets Online or in-person works How long a meeting should be What tools are useful What you might contribute Accountability and what can go wrong Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 2020

26 min 24 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to editor Crystal Shelley about sensitivity (authenticity) reading. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat is sensitivity reading? What types of topics do people read for? What does the sensitivity reading process look like? Why should an author hire a sensitivity reader? What type of feedback does a sensitivity reader give? How does someone become a sensitivity reader? Some authors are hesitant to work with a sensitivity reader because there's concern about censorship or having books pulled. How do you address those concerns? Is sensitivity reading only useful for fiction?  How do authors find sensitivity readers? You can find out more about Crystal at Rabbit with a Red Pen: rabbitwitharedpen.com Mentioned in the ShowFind a sensitivity reader: Binders for Sensitivity Readers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2263914640530111 Conscious Style Guide: https://consciousstyleguide.com/ Editors of Color: https://editorsofcolor.com/ Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 2020

40 min 50 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle discuss marketing for editors and proofreaders, and offer 3 tips on how to overcome the fear. Listen To Find Out More AboutGiving yourself permission to be an imperfect marketer Concentrating on your own marketing rather than comparing yourself with everyone else Following your own path and developing a strategy that’s appropriate for you, even if other people are doing things differently Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Nov 2020

15 min 18 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to thriller writer Andy Maslen about the creative-writing process. Listen To Find Out More AboutWriting a series vs standalone novels Tips on developing a coherent series Starting afresh with a new set of characters in a new environment Top creative-writing tips for beginner author Recommended writing-craft resources Back-cover blurb and Amazon blurbs Cover design Andy Maslen: andymaslen.com Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Nov 2020

1 hr 15 min

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to author David Unger about transforming a novel from print to audio. Listen To Find Out More AboutDoing your own narration vs hiring a pro How to find a professional voice artist Which qualities are important The process of working with a professional narrator Obstacles to creating audio books Costs and time frame David Unger: davidungerphd.com Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Nov 2020

31 min 44 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to mystery writer David Unger about story creation and revision. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat made David want to start writing and who inspired him Writing an alter ego The revision process On being edited David Unger: davidungerphd.com Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Nov 2020

39 min 24 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about zombie rules, and why they have no place in a professional editor's toolbox. Listen To Find Out More AboutWhat a zombie rule is Why split infinitives are not grammatically problematic Why it's okay to start a sentence with a conjunction Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louise Denise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 2020

12 min 13 sec

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about why audio is such a great medium for editors who want to build brand trust and grow their businesses. Listen to find out more aboutThe popularity of audio content Stability during playback Native hosting on websites Voices as unique brand identifiers and trust builders Audio as an accessibility tool that allows communication with a diverse audience Why it's a less intimidating option than video The kit you need Options for recording, editing and hosting Editorial goals, and how audio helps us achieve them Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And LouiseDenise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby: harnby.co/fiction-editing Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 2020

15 min 58 sec

Louise and Denise talk to Barry Award-nominated thriller writer John A. Connell about moving from Berkley (Penguin USA) to independent publishing. Listen To Find Out More About:Being a Hollywood camera operator ... Jurassic Park, Thelma and Louise, and NYPD Blue Getting a publishing contract with a major press The Mason Collins series When publishers are no longer invested Moving to independent publishing Clawing back book rights Using movie experience to craft a novel's scene Beyond writing: what indie publishers need to do Challenges and benefits of indie publishing Being edited Useful organizations Writing a series versus standalone novels Future projects Top tips from JohnBuild a mailing list Offer a free short story or novella Develop a series Use Facebook ads Craft a great website Engage with your audience Get your business head on Invest in appropriate editing Contacting John A. ConnellSubscribe to John's newsletter and get a free book: Website: https://johnaconnell.com/ (John A Connell: Gripping Thrillers With a Historical Twist) Email: john@johnaconnell.com https://www.facebook.com/johnconnellauthor1/ (Facebook author page) John's books on https://www.amazon.com/John-A-Connell/e/B00OYUOE8G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 (Amazon US) and https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-A-Connell/e/B00OYUOE8G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 (UK) Editing Bites And Other ResourcesStephen King (video): https://youtu.be/l8TkQvdJVbc (Masterclass, University of Massachusetts Lowell), 2012 Joanna Penn: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/video-marketing-for-authors/ (Video marketing for authors) https://selfpublishingformula.com/ (Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing Formula) http://thrillerwriters.org/ (International Thriller Writers) https://mysterywriters.org/ (Mystery Writers of America) https://selfpublishingformula.com/ (Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing Formula) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Jun 2020

35 min 50 sec

Louise and Denise chat with Brunella Costagliola, a specialist military writer and editor, about what makes a compelling military story. Listen To Find Out More About:What makes a good military book Style guides for editing military books Common problems authors face when writing military books Fact-checking resources for military writers Contacting Brunella CostagliolaEmail: brunella.costagliola@hotmail.com Web: http://www.themilitaryeditor.com/ (www.themilitaryeditor.com) Facebook: @themilitaryeditor https://reservenationalguard.com/author/brunellacostagliola/ (Reserve+ National Guard Magazine) https://militaryfamilies.com/author/brunellacostagliola/ (Military Families Magazine) My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do? Helping Military Children Cope with a Brain-Injured Parent, Brunella Costagliola Editing Bites and Other ResourcesForensics: The Anatomy of Crime, Val McDermid’s, Wellcome Collection, 2015 https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/research-tools-for-crime-and-thriller-writers (Research tools for crime and thriller writers) (blog post) https://www.consultingcops.com/ (Consulting Cops) (UK consultancy firm for writers) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/the-art-of-firearms-in-fiction.html (The Art of Firearms in Fiction) is a free 45-page primer featuring Steve Allen, a soldier-turned-editor who specializes in military particulars, with additional material from Aden Nichols, an editor and Special Forces veteran. Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Jun 2020

33 min 52 sec

Louise and Denise talk with fellow editor Maya Berger about editing erotic fiction. Listen To Find Out More About:Does adult fiction need editing? Sorting out the language: pornography versus erotica Editing in your comfort zone Common problems authors struggle with Sub-genres and good-fit editing Evaluating an author's work Contacting Maya BergerEmail: maya.berger@gmail.com Website: http://whatimeantosay.com (What I Mean To Say) http://whatimeantosay.com/blog (Blog) Twitter: @MayaBerger https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayaberger/ (LinkedIn) Maya in the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)'s https://www.ciep.uk/directory/what-i-mean-to-say-clear-and-professional-copy-editing-and-proofreading (Directory of Editorial Services) https://blog.ciep.uk/editing-erotic-fiction-faq/ ('Editing Erotica FAQ' (CIEP blog post)) Editing Bites And Other Resourceshttps://www.thebookdesigner.com/ (The Book Designer) https://www.hotcopypodcast.com/ (The Hot Copy Podcast) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Jun 2020

18 min 31 sec

Denise and Louise discuss the growth of audio in the book world, and how using sound creates reader engagement and helps build a fan base. Listen To Find Out More About:Narrating a sample chapter Creating free audio content that's usable Host a live sound event Broadcast an interview Encouraging sign-ups with your voice Starting a podcast Captivate: podcast hosting, stats and audience growth Editing Bites and other resourcesWrite to be Published, Nicola Morgan, Snowbooks, 2011 Twitter chat #indieauthorchat hosted by https://twitter.com/StonehamPress (Tim Lewis) https://www.captivate.fm/ (Captivate) https://libsyn.com/ (Libsyn) https://soundcloud.com/ (Soundcloud) https://www.renderforest.com/music-visualizer.html (Music Visualisation Video Creator) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/audio-book-production.html (Audio-book Production) (free booklet) ‘https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-turn-youtube-subtitles-into-blog-posts-and-transcripts (How to turn YouTube subtitles into blog posts and transcripts)’ (blog post and video tutorial) https://cleanfeed.net/ (Cleanfeed) https://zoom.us/ (Zoom) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License). Listen to find out more about: Narrating a sample chapter Creating free audio content that's usable Host a live sound event Broadcast an interview Encouraging sign-ups with your voice Starting a podcast Captivate: podcast hosting, stats and audience growth Editing bites and other resources Write to be Published, Nicola Morgan, Snowbooks, 2011 Twitter chat #indieauthorchat hosted by https://twitter.com/StonehamPress (Tim Lewis) https://www.captivate.fm/ (Captivate) https://libsyn.com/ (Libsyn) https://soundcloud.com/ (Soundcloud) https://www.renderforest.com/music-visualizer.html (Music Visualisation Video Creator) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/audio-book-production.html (Audio-book Production) (free booklet) ‘https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-turn-youtube-subtitles-into-blog-posts-and-transcripts (How to turn YouTube subtitles into blog posts and transcripts)’ (blog post and video tutorial) https://cleanfeed.net/ (Cleanfeed) https://zoom.us/ (Zoom) Ask us a question The easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Music credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By )http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

May 2020

14 min 18 sec

Louise and Denise discuss whether working with a specialist editor is necessary for all books and every type of editing. Listen To Find Out More About:Fiction versus non-fiction The type of editing Subject/genre Editing bites and other resourcesStorycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing), Jack Hart https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/secrets-story-structure-complete-series/ (‘The Secrets of Story Structure’), KM Weiland The Editing Podcast, S1E1: https://player.captivate.fm/7be8784d-5c2a-4d82-b0ee-aa79f082a683 (The different levels of editing) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/switching-to-fiction.html (Switching to Fiction) (online course for aspiring fiction editors) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/research-tools-for-crime-and-thriller-writers (Research tools for crime and thriller writers) (blog post) https://www.consultingcops.com/ (Consulting Cops) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/the-art-of-firearms-in-fiction.html (The Art of Firearms in Fiction) is a free 45-page primer featuring Steve Allen, a soldier-turned-editor who specializes in military particulars, with additional material from Aden Nichols, an editor and Special Forces veteran. Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast’s Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise and Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License)

May 2020

13 min 57 sec

Louise and Denise talk about 18 blogs for authors and editors that offer guidance on various aspects of writing craft. Listen to find out more about:https://selfpublishingadvice.org/ (ALLi blog): Alliance of Independent Authors Ann Handley blog https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles (Articles): The Writer’s Digest https://blog.stormwritingschool.com/ (Articles): Tim Storm, Storm Writing School https://www.baconediting.com/ (Bacon Editing blog): Claire Bacon https://blog.bookbaby.com/ (Bookbaby blog) http://lisapoisso.com/category/clarity-tools-and-skills-for-authors/ (Clarity): Lisa Poisso, Editor and Book Coach http://www.denisecowleeditorial.com/blog (Denise Cowle Editorial Services blog): Denise Cowle https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/ (Helping Writers become Authors): KM Weiland https://www.janefriedman.com/blog/ (Jane Friedman blog) https://libroediting.com/blog/ (LibroEditing blog): Liz Dexter https://www.liminalpages.com/blog/ (Liminal Pages blog): Sophie Playle, Fiction Editor https://www.thecreativepenn.com/blog/ (The Creative Penn blog): Joanna Penn http://theeditorsblog.net/ (The Editor’s Blog): Beth Hill https://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/ (The Itch of Writing): Emma Darwin https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog (The Editing Blog): Louise Harnby, Fiction Editor https://radicalcopyeditor.com/blog/ (The Radical Copyeditor blog): Alex Kapitan https://www.subversivecopyeditor.com/blog/ (The Subversive Copyeditor blog): Carol Saller Editing Biteshttps://www.cultpens.com/ (Cult Pens) Stein on Writing, by Sol Stein, Non Basic Stock Line, 2007 Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

May 2020

17 min 5 sec

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise answer questions about how to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Listen To Find Out More About:Increasing organic lead generation Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) and the impact on freelancers in California The benefits of working with publishers, packagers and project-management agencies Content marketing: Solving clients problems Facebook marketing: Ads, chatbots and website pixels Google ads and sourcing professional expertise Managing impostor syndrome Attracting indie genre-fiction authors: content marketing and branding Getting work with publishers Ethical promotion to a primed audience Technical writing and copy-writing Choosing a business name Building an editorial business on a tight budget Using career expertise as a foundation for an editing specialism Choosing the right training course Building a marketing strategy Starting an editing business when we care for young children Scaling a business: Passive income streams, price increases, training, and premium services Researching markets and audiences Making a website visible Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

May 2020

1 hr 10 min

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 Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

May 2020

45 min 15 sec

Denise and Louise chat with book coach and editor Lisa Poisso about honing story craft before embarking on expensive structural and line editing. Listen To Find Out More About:Story basics - the Plot Accelerator  Why developmental/structural editing comes after book coaching Genre, viewpoint, tense, character motivation and conflict, plot and subplot, and character arc Book mapping, and avoiding drinking and thinking! Super critiques on steroids: making a story solid The dynamics of book coaching Most common problems authors face Super-critiques Contacting Lisa PoissoEmail: lisa@lisapoisso.com http://lisapoisso.com/ (Website) http://lisapoisso.com/category/clarity-tools-and-skills-for-authors/ (Blog) https://www.facebook.com/LisaPoissoEditorial/ (Facebook) Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaPoisso (@lisapoisso) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisapoisso/ (lisapoisso) http://eepurl.com/dGpviL (Clarity newsletter) Editing Biteshttps://www.moniackmhor.org.uk/ (Moniack Mhor), Creative Writing Centre, Scotland https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/creative-writing/start-writing-fiction/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab (Start writing fiction): Free Open University course Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

May 2020

44 min 33 sec

Louise and Denise talk to technical writer and editor John Espirian about content marketing, editing and bringing a book to market. Listen To Find Out More About:Content DNA - the book Developing the book's concept: The shape of you Writing the book Tackling the editing process Cover design and branding The benefits of a foreword Content marketing, and why it works Social media focus and email-list building Pricing, marketing and sales Creating an audio book Finding an audience to use as a springboard for business books Building a personal brand that acts as a buffer Targeting clients' problems and offering solutions What is technical writing? Who uses technical writers? Contacting john EspirianWebsite Content DNA LinkedIn Twitter https://espirian.co.uk/blog/ (Blog) Editing Bites And Other Resourceshttps://agentquery.com/default.aspx (AgentQuery.com) The Tao of Twitter, by Mark Schaefer KNOWN, by Mark Schaefer http://www.ciep.uk/ (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)) Col Gray, graphic design and brand design: https://pixelsink.com/ (pixels ink); https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSS0AcHWma26yEobXsOcsig/featured (YouTube) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Apr 2020

35 min 45 sec

Denise and Louise discuss how to use exclamation marks. Listen To Find Out More About:What exclamation marks look like Functions: Surprise, emphasis, volume How many to use Social media use Reasons to omit them: web, business academic copy Balancing use and abuse Editing bitesHow to Fix Your Damn Book, by James Osiris Baldwin, CreateSpace, 2016 Purdue OWL https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Apr 2020

12 min 45 sec

Denise and Louise discuss the grammar police, how to manage them, and why they're nothing to do with professional editing. Listen To Find Out More About:Who are the grammar police? Social media and the grammar police Pedantry versus professional editing for style, preference and flow Writing style: Business, academia, web copy, creative non-fiction, fiction Conventions and standards versus rules and errors How and when to tell a writer about an error Dealing with the grammar police Editing BitesBlue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus TextExpander Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Apr 2020

15 min 55 sec

Denise and Louise talk with guest Sea Chapman about constructed languages, or conlangs. Listen to find out more about:What is a constructed language, or conlang? The different types of conlang Tips for writers who want to include conlangs in fiction The rules of play Base languages sometimes and conlang creation Resources mentioned in the showEmail Sea Chapman (sea@seachapman.com) for handouts from her ACES 2018 presentation, ‘Conlangs: Languages with Stories to Tell’ or to request additional resources https://conlang.org/ (Language Creation Society) https://www.reddit.com/r/conlangs/ (Conlangs on Reddit) https://www.facebook.com/groups/constructedlanguages/ (Constructed Languages on Facebook) https://conworkshop.com/ (ConWorkShop forum) http://conlangery.com/ (Conlangery podcast) https://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind/iain-banks-talks-writing-world-events-and-mastermind?in_menu=173332 (Iain Banks talks writing, world events and Mastermind) (video) ‘http://trevor-hopkins.com/banks/a-few-notes-on-marain.html (A few notes on Marain by Iain M. Banks)’ Fabulosa!: The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language ‘What’s Polari?’ Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise and Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Jan 2020

30 min 23 sec

Denise and Louise discuss em dashes, or em rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing. Listen to find out more about:Parenthetical use Indicating a new speaker Indicating omission Profanity Showing faltering speech Conveying end-of-line interruptions Editing bitesThe Magic of Fiction, Beth Hill ‘https://www.janefriedman.com/self-publish-your-book/ (Start here: How to self-publish your book’), Jane Friedman Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise and Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Jan 2020

9 min 45 sec

Denise and Louise explain what a comma splice is, why you should usually avoid it, and how it can add clarity. Listen to find out more about:What a comma splice is Commas, lists and why splices confuse readers When editing out comma splices would spoil rhythm Anaphora Editing bitesThe Emotional Craft of Fiction, Donald Maass The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 3rd ed., David Crystal Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise and Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Dec 2019

8 min 43 sec

Denise and Louise discuss en dashes, or en rules, and how to use them in fiction and non-fiction writing. Listen to find out more about:Parenthetical use Indicating number spans Placement in dialogue interrupted by narrative description Linking in adjectival compounds Showing faltering speech Indicating a relationship/alternative Profanity Editing biteshttps://www.masterclass.com/ (Masterclass) https://consciousstyleguide.com/ (The Conscious Style Guide) Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise and Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Dec 2019

12 min 51 sec

Denise and Louise chat with editor Sophie Playle about developmental editing and critiques for fiction authors. Listen to find out more about:An overview of what developmental editing includes Critiques as big-picture evaluation Who benefits from developmental editing and critiques Where developmental editing and critiques fit into the editing process Whether an author needs to hire a specialist editor for developmental editing Writing coaching versus developmental editing The difference between story and plot Story structure – planning versus revision Story structure – conscious deviation from traditional three-act structure Story structure – momentum Narrative style Subplots – when they work and How theme can hold a story together More about Sophie Playlehttps://www.liminalpages.com/how-write-query-letter (Sophie Playle, Liminal Pages) https://www.liminalpages.com/courses/ (Sophie’s editing courses) Email: sophie@liminalpages.com Twitter: @sophieplayle Facebook: facebook.com/liminalpages LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sophieplayle Resources mentioned in the Show‘https://www.liminalpages.com/how-write-query-letter (How to Write a Query Letter – Everything You Need to Know)’, Sophie Playle ‘https://www.liminalpages.com/how-to-write-a-synopsis (How to Write a Synopsis – Everything You Need to Know)’, Sophie Playle Write a Great Synopsis: Nicola Morgan Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors and Publishers: Scott Norton Poetics, Aristotle http://www.masterclass.com/ (Masterclass): David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise and Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License)

Dec 2019

30 min 51 sec

Denise and Louise demystify (and stand up for) one of the most misunderstood pieces of punctuation – the semi-colon. Listen To Find Out More About:What the semi-colon looks like Separating two independent clauses Subjects and predicates Weighting and parallelism Comma splices Separating items in a list Emojis Objections to the semi-colon Resources related to the showhttps://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ncw-podcast/ (National Centre for Writing’s podcast) Semicolon: How a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life, by Cecilia Watson Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Dec 2019

11 min 42 sec

Denise and Louise chat with guest Tim Storm about the concept of unearned writing, and how to craft prose that's authentic and plausible. Listen To Find Out More About:The writer’s responsibility to the reader and the story Story events and character reactions in relation to plausibility and authenticity Salvation events Unnatural character realizations Contrived plot turns Thematic insertions or digressions Turning unearned writing into earned prose Idea flow in non-fiction Resources related to the showhttps://titlecaseconverter.com/ (Title Case Converter) https://www.theallusionist.org/ (The Allusionist podcast) https://www.stormwritingschool.com/ (Storm Writing School) Free course from Tim: https://www.stormwritingschool.com/p/gold-standard-scene (The Gold Standard Scene: Analyses of Near-Perfect Scenes in Prose Fiction) https://twitter.com/stormwritingsc1 (Storm Writing School on Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/stormwritingschool/ (Storm Writing School on Facebook) https://www.pinterest.com/stormwritingschool/ (Storm Writing School on Pinterest) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Dec 2019

28 min 30 sec

Denise and Louise chat about 4 features of written language that are often thought to be Americanisms but aren’t.  Listen To Find Out More About:-iz- spellings serial commas em dashes which/that in restrictive relative clauses Mentioned In The ShowLexico/Oxford: https://www.lexico.com/grammar/british-and-american-terms (‘The Differences Between British and American Terms’) https://youtu.be/Wzg-7U83rNg (Lynne Murphy on British and American English) (video) Free PDF booklet: https://mailchi.mp/f5bf5e2e5042/verb-endings (Verbs ending in -ize, -ise, -yze and -yse) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Nov 2019

8 min 27 sec

Denise and Louise talk 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 Better versus standard Zombie rules, and what we can ditch Youth language – dumbing down English or enriching it? Young people's language in relation to identity and language change Varieties of English in written communication: globalization, national and cultural identities The internet’s impact on pedantry and peevery The relationship between knowledge and pedantry The difference between preferences and judgements Recognizing our own pedantry and respecting contextually appropriate style Stepping outside our linguistic comfort zones Mentioned In The Showhttps://radicalcopyeditor.com/blog/ (Radical Copyeditor blog) 'The Business of Being a Writer, with Jane Friedman’ https://www.robdrummond.co.uk/ (Rob Drummond Linguistics) TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk (John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!) https://twitter.com/RobDrummond/status/1148330973890785281 (Rob's graph: Linguistic knowledge versus linguistic pedantry) Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Nov 2019

50 min 2 sec

Denise and Louise talk about how to use question marks in fiction and non-fiction according to convention. Listen To Find Out More About:Direct questions Indirect questions How-to statements Idiomatic phrases and question marks Double punctuation Uncertain dates and date ranges Indicating uncertainty Mentioned In The ShowBut Can I Start A Sentence With “But”? by Carol Saller Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation by David Crystal Ask Us A QuestionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button. Denise And Louisehttps://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/CowleEditing (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) https://my.captivate.fm/bit.ly/HarnbyEditing (Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor) Music Credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License).

Nov 2019

14 min 12 sec

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:Word count File format Genre or subject Other rounds of editing The type of editing required Intended audience and where you’re publishing Time frame What else you’ve written Whether you can send a sample How you found your editor Mentioned in the showhttps://theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/ (The Editing Podcast, Point of view: On editing erotica. With editor Maya Berger) https://theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm (The Editing Podcast, S1E1: The different levels of editing) https://theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm (The Editing Podcast, S1E6: What is a sample edit?) https://theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm (The Editing Podcast, S2E9: Writing and editing for the web. With Erin Brenner) The links above take you to The Editing Podcast website but you can catch up with any of the episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser, or your preferred app. Ask us a questionThe easiest way to ping us a question is via Facebook Messenger: Visit the podcast's Facebook page and click on the http://bit.ly/EditPodFB (SEND MESSAGE) button Denise and LouiseDenise Cowle Editorial Services Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (By Attribution 3.0 License)

Sep 2019

9 min 12 sec

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 Mentioned in the show:How to apply for freelance editing and proofreading work with Newgen: https://newgenpublishing.co.uk/work-with-us/ (https://newgenpublishing.co.uk/work-with-us/)   Denise and Louisehttps://www.denisecowleeditorial.com/ (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) (non-fiction) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/ (Louise Harnby | Proofreader & Copyeditor) (fiction) Music credit‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Sep 2019

8 min 25 sec

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 Mentioned in the show: Laura Poole, Archer Editorial: https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/laura-poole (https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/laura-poole) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapoole/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapoole/) Tool: Internet Movie Database (IMDb): https://www.imdb.com/ (https://www.imdb.com/) Tool: The Historical Thesaurus of English: https://ht.ac.uk/ (https://ht.ac.uk/) Tool: Google Ngram Viewer: https://books.google.com/ngrams (https://books.google.com/ngrams) Tool: CIA – The World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/) Tool: The New Food Lover's Companion (Barron's Cooking Guide) Tool: The Art of Firearms in Fiction: https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/the-art-of-firearms-in-fiction.html (https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/the-art-of-firearms-in-fiction.html)   Denise and Louise https://www.denisecowleeditorial.com/ (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) (non-fiction) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/ (Louise Harnby | Proofreader & Copyeditor) (fiction)   Music credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Sep 2019

16 min 23 sec

Denise and Louise talk to Maya Berger, a professional editor who works with Young Adult and children’s fiction, speculative and science fiction, and romance and adult fiction. In this episode, we focus on writing and editing erotica. Listen to find out more about: Why authors shouldn’t fear approaching an editor Why erotica deserves the same editorial rigour as any other genre The rise of romance and erotica in mainstream publishing How to find an editor who specializes in erotic fiction Subgenres and the benefits of specialist editing: LGBTQ, kink and taboo (BDSM and powerplay dynamics) Sensitivity reading: representing voice and identity Mentioned in the show: Maya Berger: What I Mean To Say: https://www.whatimeantosay.com/ (https://www.whatimeantosay.com/) Maya Berger (SfEP): https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/what-i-mean-to-say-clear-and-professional-copy-editing-and-proofreading (https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory/what-i-mean-to-say-clear-and-professional-copy-editing-and-proofreading) SfEP Directory of Editorial Services: https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory (https://www.sfep.org.uk/directory) Finding an editor (blog): https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-do-i-find-a-proofreader-copyeditor-or-developmental-editor (https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-do-i-find-a-proofreader-copyeditor-or-developmental-editor) Finding an editor (podcast): The Editing Podcast, S1E10, How to Find an Editor   Denise and Louise https://www.denisecowleeditorial.com/ (Denise Cowle Editorial Services) (non-fiction) https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/ (Louise Harnby | Proofreader & Copyeditor) (fiction) Music credit ‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Sep 2019

7 min 59 sec