S4E6: How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 2

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 […]

S4E5: How to run and grow an editing and proofreading business. Q&A, Part 1

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 […]

S4E4: How to save money and time with book coaching

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 […]

S4E3: Writing a content-marketing book. With John Espirian

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 […]

S4E2: How to use exclamation marks!

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 bites How to Fix Your Damn Book, by James Osiris Baldwin, […]

S4E1: How to manage the grammar police

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 […]

S3E10: Using conlangs (constructed languages) in fiction

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 […]

S3E9: How to use em dashes

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 bites The Magic of Fiction, Beth Hill ‘Start here: How to self-publish your book’, […]