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Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise

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:


Jul 24, 2019

Denise and Louise talk about 10 editing macros that will save you time and improve the quality of your writing.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Macros how they work in Word
  • CatchPhrase
  • CitationLister and CitationListChecker
  • CompareWordList
  • File Cleaner
  • FullPointInDialogue and CommaInDialogue
  • MultiSwitch
  • PerfectIt


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...