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Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise


Editing your book is essential, whether you do it yourself or work with a pro. Join two professional editors, Denise and Louise, every Wednesday as they explore how authors can make their publishing journeys easier. If you want to learn how to improve your writing and self-editing with tips, tools and guidance, The Editing Podcast is for you.

If you have a question, ask us and we'll answer it in the show!

Your podcast hosts


Denise Cowle (left) is a proofreader and copyeditor who works in the humanities and educational publishing, particularly English Language Teaching. She works for publishers, individuals and organizations in both print and digital format.

Louise Harnby (right) is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who works with independent authors of commercial fiction, particularly crime, thriller and mystery writers. In her spare time, she writes short fiction.

Both are Advanced Professional Members of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and offer training to fellow editors looking to improve their editorial and business-development skills.

Episode transcripts

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Reviews from editors and authors

Such a great way for writers to learn about the editing process, why they need it and the various editorial steps involved. Easy to listen to and absorb. And there are giveaways too!
Alexa Tewkesbury, Children's Author and Editor

Of value to everyone on both sides of the writing-editing relationship [...] Denise and Louise chat warmly and knowledgeably as two consummate professionals sharing sage advice, giving in-depth insider tips and know-how, all done with an easy-to-listen-to, light-hearted touch!

Quickly gaining traction as the 'everything you ever wanted to know about editing but were too afraid to ask' resource.
Cathy Tingle, Editor