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We discuss the 8 reference resources that we regularly dip into when we're writing and editing for business. Listen to find out more about Penguin Guide to Punctuation: RL Trask Punctuation: A guide for editors and proofreaders: Gerard M-F Hill English Grammar in Use: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book: Raymond Murphy Your House Style: Stylin…
 
Love Twitter for engaging with other editorial and language professionals? We've got one tip for you: Don't engage with content you hate. Listen to find out more about How Google's algorithm works How Twitter's algorithm works Why tweeting about content you hate makes it more visible on Twitter and the web Why tweeting about content you hate means …
 
Writing a business book? Answer these five questions to make sure you're on the right track. Listen to find out more about writing regularly niche target audiences building a reader base authority and credibility timeliness considerations Join our Patreon community Our patrons benefit from access to PDF transcripts for all episodes featuring just L…
 
Learn 5 tips on how to show rather than tell potential clients about your editing skills and knowledge. Listen to find out more about Booklets that perform like gifts Papers that offer authoritative analyses Audio that creates emotional connections Video that demonstrates how-to solutions Blog posts that make you findable Related resources That Whi…
 
We're celebrating Episode 100 with podcasting tips for editors and proofreaders! Listen to find out more about Creating an episode – what's involved How long podcasting takes Efficiency strategies Working with a partner The costs of podcasting Accessibility challenges Related resources Captivate (affiliate link) Audacity (free audio editing softwar…
 
We discuss some of the things we’ve learned about examining the words we use and the way we behave in shared editorial spaces. Listen to find out more about Familiarising ourselves with the rules of that space Acknowledging that our political, professional and ideological positions are not going to be the same as everyone else’s Recognizing the pot…
 
Find out why standards are core to professional practice for any editor or proofreader who wants to be fit for purpose and trusted by clients. Listen to find out more about how professional standards are defined why they’re important for editors and proofreaders who’s setting them the tools some organisations are using to set standards and ensure t…
 
Find out why editorial conferences are worth attending for every editor and proofreader. Listen to find out more about Why even experienced editors need to learn How to use a conference to make a contribution to the profession Meeting other editors Having fun with colleagues and friends Join our Patreon community Our patrons benefit from access to …
 
Want to line edit crime fiction and thrillers? Pick up some handy tips to help you on your way. Listen to find out more about What's distinctive about editing crime fiction and thrillers What a good line editor needs to look out for What new entrants to the field need to study Marketing ideas Top tips for being a successful freelance editor/proofre…
 
Want to become a professional proofreader? Discover 6 more key pieces of information you must know before you embark on your new career. Listen to find out more about How it requires a lot of hard work to build and sustain a proofreading business Why having periods of no work isn’t something you have to accept as given Why grammar- and spell-checki…
 
Want to become a professional proofreader? Discover 6 key pieces of information you must know before you embark on your new career. Listen to find out more about Getting work even if you don’t have contacts in the publishing industry The market for proofreading Why training courses are a worthy and essential investment Why training in itself isn't …
 
Discover 5 PDF proofreading tips you can apply when working with Adobe Reader DC. Listen to find out more about Rotating the page view Using the ‘Show Cover View in Two Page View’ function Attaching a Word file for large amounts of corrected text Why you should avoid using ‘floating’ sticky notes How to find invisible errors you know you’ve correct…
 
We explore the term ‘OCD’ and why it has no place as a marker of attention to detail for the professional editor. Listen to find out more about The difference between character traits of orderliness and the lived experience of OCD What is OCD and how does it affect people? Why OCD is a noun and what that means for how we use the term How OCD might …
 
Should editors be interrogating the language of illness? We chat with Louise Bolotin about challenging normative narratives around cancer and terminal illness. Listen to find out more about Louise Bolotin's cancer diagnosis Why the language preferences of those with terminal illnesses aren't homogenous Terms in the language of illness that can hurt…
 
Want to add subediting to your editorial skillset? Louise Bolotin subbed for 17 years before her death in 2022 and knew the job inside out. In this episode, she shares her knowledge and experience. Listen to find out more about: What the different types of editors do in media publishing The differences between subediting and copyediting Editorial t…
 
Want to know more about editing academic book proposals? Laura Portwood-Stacer discusses what it involves and how to develop your skills. Listen to find out more about What is an academic book proposal? How and why editors can get involved The types of work and the kinds of editing editors carry out How academic book proposals differ from other typ…
 
Think proofreading or editing would be a good side hustle? Two professional editors tell you what you need to know so you don't make mistakes. Listen to find out more about What a side hustle is and why it's popular Why there's resistance to the term 'side hustle' in the professional editorial community Whether an editorial business can be set up o…
 
Want to know more about academic developmental editing? Laura Portwood-Stacer discusses what it involves and how to develop your skills. Listen to find out more about What is academic developmental editing? Required skills and background Why academic authors seek help from developmental editors What do academic developmental editors do? Why it's di…
 
Thinking about writing a book for editors and proofreaders? Find out how Brittany Dowdle and Linda Ruggeri navigated their authorial collaboration. Listen to find out more about Networking for Freelance Editors: Intended readership Challenging assumptions about networking Why write a book? Writing for editors: The burden of scrutiny Co-authorship: …
 
Find out why you need a website if you want your editing or proofreading business to be visible and verifiable. Listen to find out more about Why you need a website even if you work only with publishers and packagers Why editorial directories aren't enough Why word of mouth has limitations How clients use websites for quality control Why a website …
 
Learn about the power of networking with Brittany Dowdle and Linda Ruggeri, two professional editors who've honed the art of building relationships and exchanging ideas to grow their businesses. Listen to find out more about Networking for Freelance Editors (book) Personality types and networking Positive outcomes from networking Organic vs salesy …
 
Discover 3 actions you can take to improve the design of your editorial website and that can be implemented within only 24 hours. Listen to find out more about Navigation buttons Paragraph headings ​Short paragraphs How to support The Editing Podcast via Patreon Join our Patreon community patreon.com/editingpodcast Denise and Louise Denise Cowle: d…
 
Improve your understanding of microaggressions during the editing process and how to serve your author well regardless of your own identity and lived experience. Listen to find out more about What microaggressions are Microaggressions in editing Why microaggressions occur during the editing process How microaggressions affect writers Why it's impor…
 
Learn about 5 things you can do to give your editing and proofreading business a new-year polish. Listen to find out more about Be the editor who says, 'It's down to me.' Review what changes you can make to your business. How to measure your editorial-business success fairly. Organizational tips to help you track, plan and schedule. Creating templa…
 
Find out about our new broadcasting schedule, and how you can join our community and access exclusive quarterly live Q&As with Louise and Denise. Listen to find out more about Our new fortnightly broadcasting schedule Some stupendous stats about our audience Episode topics for January 2022 How to support The Editing Podcast via Patreon Join our Pat…
 
Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more about In #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 Styl…
 
Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more about In #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 Styl…
 
Subversive copy editor Carol Saller offers some top tips on blogging for editors, proofreaders and writers! Listen to find out more about In #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 Styl…
 
Learn about romance editing with specialist editor Sarah Calfee. Listen to find out more about What'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 How to get in touch with Sarah Calfee …
 
Find out about 4 key things you need to know if you want to become a non-fiction editor. Listen to find out more about The 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 need…
 
Find out about 4 key things you need to know if you want to become a fiction editor. Listen to find out more about The 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 (bo…
 
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 about What is The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt?…
 
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 about What 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, …
 
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 about The client's perspective Doing the job to industry-recognized standards The marketing benefits for the editor and proofreader How training forges a healthy bus…
 
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 about Poor 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 Tro…
 
Find out how to choose a name for your editing or proofreading business with Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle. Listen to find out more about Brainstorming 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…
 
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 About The different ways in which we might specialize Helping clients understand how we can help t…
 
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 About What 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 show Welcome, singular “they”: L…
 
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 About Why everyone has something to shout about, even if they think they don't Why some editors appear to do more marketing than is humanly possible, and why that shouldn'…
 
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 About The differences between writing a screenplay and novel from scratch Cooking for Cannibals: Being …
 
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 About The 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 …
 
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 About Taking 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 a…
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to editor Crystal Shelley about sensitivity (authenticity) reading. Listen To Find Out More About What 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 read…
 
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 About Giving 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…
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to thriller writer Andy Maslen about the creative-writing process. Listen To Find Out More About Writing 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 reso…
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to author David Unger about transforming a novel from print to audio. Listen To Find Out More About Doing 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 fr…
 
Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk to mystery writer David Unger about story creation and revision. Listen To Find Out More About What made David want to start writing and who inspired him Writing an alter ego The revision process On being edited David Unger: davidungerphd.com Denise And Louise Denise Cowle: denisecowleeditorial.com Louise Harnby:…
 
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 About What 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 Question The easiest way to ping us a question is via Faceboo…
 
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 about The 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 a…
 
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 publish…
 
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