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Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise

Mar 13, 2019

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Kia Thomas, a fiction editor and the author of Wings.


  • Indie publishing
  • Choosing what level of editing to do yourself and what to get help with, based on skills
  • Getting feedback: Identifying whether the story works
  • The challenges of self-editing: Length of book, writer tics and repetition
  • Trading favours with other professionals to save money
  • Free-flow writing prior to revision: Planning versus pantsing
  • Finding the time and mindset for writing
  • The experience of being edited: Trust, anxiety and retaining voice
  • Understanding and communicating expectations
  • Author tip: Getting fresh eyes on your work

Talk to Kia

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  • Wings:

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Denise and Louise

Music credit
‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License