S1E9: How to save money on editing

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss the order of play for the different levels of editing, and some ideas about how you can keep costs down. Listen to find out more about: The different levels of editing The order of play – when to do what Who else can help […]

S1E8: Page proofs and the proofreading process

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss page proofs and how they fit into the editing process. Listen to find out more about: Tangled terminology and how proofreading means different things to different writers and editors Designed page proofs vs raw-text files Defining page proofs Where proofreading and page proofs fit […]

S1E7: Style sheets for writing and editing

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk about style sheets, and how they’ll help you keep track of the key themes in your book, and ensure consistency along the way. Listen to find out more about: Style sheets – what they are and why they’re useful What to include in your […]

S1E6: What is a sample edit?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss sample edits – what they are, how they can help, and who they’re useful for. Listen to find out more about: Asking for multiple sample edits of the same material What to expect from sample line/copyedits versus proofreads Best versus best fit Pricing: are […]

S1E5: What kind of editor do you need?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk about choosing the right kind of editor to suit your publishing needs. Listen to find out more about: budget writing expertise editing expertise genre or subject personality fit time frame publishing goals audience Editing bites Joel Friedlander’s Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Tim Lewis’s […]

S1E4: How much does editing cost?

In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss how much professional editing might cost if you decide to hire a third party. Listen to find out how the following could impact on the fee you’re quoted: The individual editor Which industry surveys and reports you read The required turnaround time The speed […]

S1E3: Should you work with an editor?

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 On Writing by Stephen King (Hodder, 2012) Links to […]

S1E2: Publishing lingo explained

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 […]