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Brought to you by, Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)

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The Editing Podcast

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

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Recent Episodes of The Editing Podcast


Editing and proofreading ELT materials

Editing and proofreading ELT materials

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle chat about editing and proofreading ELT materials. Listen to find out more about:

What is ELT?Who does this work?How does an editor work?What's different about ELT editing?How are the materials formatted?What kit do you need?How to find out more

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Episode 127 11 June 2024 52m and 39s


Scene technique: With Lisa Poisso

Scene technique: With Lisa Poisso

Learn about scene technique with our special guest, editor, book coach and story consultant Lisa Poisso. A must-listen for editors and authors alike.

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What is a scene in a novel?Why are scenes important? What’s their purpose?Is there an ideal structure for a scene? Which components should be evident?Common problems with scene techniqueTools that help authors overcome scene-technique problems

Resources mentioned in the show

K.M. Weiland’s Complete Guide to Scene Structure at Helping Writers Become AuthorsK.M. Weiland’s book: Structuring Your NovelK...

Episode 126 28 May 2024 36m and 46s


How are opportunity costs affecting your editing business?

How are opportunity costs affecting your editing business?

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle chat about opportunity cost, and why editors and proofreaders need to keep an eye on this part of their business. Listen to find out more about:

What opportunity cost isAn opportunity cost management frameworkKnowing your business goals and objectivesExample 1: Professional development Example 2: Software and toolsExample 3: Community

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Episode 125 14 May 2024 16m and 18s


What should I include in my editor services agreement?

What should I include in my editor services agreement?

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle chat about what editors and proofreaders might include in a services agreement.

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Parties involvedScope of the jobRates and feesPayment terms and methodsTimelines and deadlinesRevision and feedback processConfidentiality and ownershipTermination clausesLegalities and governing jurisdictionsCommunication methods

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Episode 124 30 April 2024 11m and 8s


Does my editing business need a newsletter?

Does my editing business need a newsletter?

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about newsletters and whether your editing or proofreading business needs one. Listen to find out more about:

Beating the search enginesBuilding communityShowcasing expertiseStaying top of mindBusiness promotionBeating the social media algorithmsSegmentation

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Episode 123 29 April 2024 8m and 30s


10 brand design tips for editors and proofreaders

10 brand design tips for editors and proofreaders

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle discuss ten brand-design tips that every editor and proofreader can consider in their business. Listen to find out more about:

WebsitesFaviconsEditorial reportsStyle sheetsEmail signaturesPresentationsCommunity signaturesSocial mediaBusiness cardsInvoices

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Episode 122 2 April 2024 9m and 58s


7 ways for editors to get paid faster

7 ways for editors to get paid faster

Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle talk about 7 different ways to speed up the payment process when you're invoicing for editing and proofreading work.

invoicing promptlywell-structured contracts or services agreementsclear and transparent processesincentives for early paymentonline payment platformsprogressive invoicing

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Episode 121 19 March 2024 9m and 33s


The pros and cons of niche editing and proofreading

The pros and cons of niche editing and proofreading

Find out about the pros and cons of being a niche editor or proofreader, and whether it's right for you.

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different degrees of niche-nessusing specialized knowledgegetting paid for what you enjoyeasier targeted marketingcharging morelack of varietynarrower client basemanaging and fulfilling expectations

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Episode 120 4 March 2024 12m and 20s


How to build relationship marketing into your editing and proofreading business

How to build relationship marketing into your editing and proofreading business

Discover 7 tips on how to grow your business by fostering long-term relationships.

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what relationship marketing ispersonalized communicationactive listeningquality servicetransparent pricing and policiesfollowing upcontent marketingnetworking

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Episode 119 21 September 2023 11m and 2s


7 reasons to advertise in editorial society directories

7 reasons to advertise in editorial society directories

Discover why you should be advertising in professional editorial society directories.

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audience targetingincreased visibilitycredibility and trustniche recognitioncompetitive advantageimproved SEOcost benefits

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Episode 118 6 September 2023 6m and 27s

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