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Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise

Jul 17, 2019

Denise and Louise talk about adverbs, and how to use or remove them purposefully.

Listen to find out more about:

  • What Stephen King said about adverbs
  • Adverb use versus adverb abuse
  • Definition of an adverb with examples
  • Definition of an adverbial phrase with examples
  • Adverb red flag #1: the double tell in narrative


Jul 10, 2019

Denise and Louise talk with Daniel Heuman, founder of Intelligent Editing and developer of PerfectIt – consistency-checking and style-enforcing software for editors and writers.

Listen to find out more about:

  • What PerfectIt does
  • Who uses PerfectIt
  • What’s new with PerfectIt 4
  • Using the onboard styles
  • The PerfectIt...


Jul 3, 2019

Denise and Louise discuss four different kinds of writers and how identifying what kind you are can help you work out the kind of editing that’s the best fit for you.

Listen to find out more about:

  • The confident writer
  • The nervous writer
  • The reluctant writer
  • The impatient writer

Editing bites

  • ‘How to proofread...


Jun 26, 2019

Denise and Louise discuss how to prepare your book file for editing ... whether you're doing it yourself or working with an editor.

Listen to find out more about:

  • When to do interior layout
  • Where to do your editing
  • Whether to edit in a single document or multiples
  • Using styles
  • Font choice
  • Colour choice


Apr 3, 2019

Denise and Louise discuss how long it takes to complete an edit – whether you’re doing it yourself or working with a professional – and how to plan ahead.

Listen to find out more about editing time in relation to:

  • Word count
  • Project complexity
  • Level of editing undertaken, including referencing, style-guide...