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Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise

Aug 28, 2019

Denise and Louise discuss how to use quote marks (or speech marks) in writing ... and when not to use them. 

Summary of the show

  • What are quote marks for?
  • Should I use straight or curly quote marks?
  • Should I use single or double quote marks?
  • Where does the closing quote mark go in relation to other punctuation?​
  • When...

Aug 21, 2019

In this episode, Louise and Denise discuss writing and editing for the web with guest Erin Brenner.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Why working with web content is different from writing for the page
  • In which programs should we create content for the web?
  • Pre-upload checks on the writing
  • Pre-upload checks on metadata...

Aug 14, 2019

Denise and Louise talk to Jen Hamilton-Emery, co-director of Salt, one of the UK's premier independent literary publishers.

Listen more to find out about:

  • The Salt story: awards, authors and publishing goals
  • Author retention
  • Indie publishing and the digital revolution
  • The submission process
  • The author–publisher...

Aug 7, 2019

Denise and Louise offer guidance on changing your editor. Listen more to find out about:

  • Why authors change editors
  • Planning ahead and giving notice
  • Whether the editor should get involved in sourcing a replacement
  • Checking T&Cs and cancellation policies
  • Information and tools to share with the new editor

Jul 31, 2019

Denise and Louise offer some quick tips on formatting your Word file ... final tidy-ups to get your file in shape, and that accord with mainstream publishing standards. And there's a free PDF that includes all the search strings we talk about!

Editing bites

  • Wildcard Cookbook for Microsoft Word: Amazon UK: