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219. Editing Essentials 4: Editing and the Author’s Voice

My co-host for the series on Editing Essentials, the great Jennia D’Lima, is back for another episode. Our topic is the author’s voice and we talk about the care and attention that an editor has to devote in order to recognize it and (mostly) not interfere with it. In both fiction and non-fiction.

Jennia's Website
https://jenniaedits.com/

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211. Editing Essentials 3: I’m Sorry, I’ll Need to See Some Proofs First

Welcome to Writing & Editing, the podcast about words and language, for people who write, edit, read, or listen. This is the third episode of the series called “Editing Essentials” that I’m doing with my co-host, Jennia D’Lima. Hi, I’m Jennia, a freelance editor based in Maryland. Wayne and I will be having open conversations about a whole range of editing topics that a writer at any level should know about editors and the editing process. Our plan is to do two of these per month, and ultimately combine them into a website and webinar that we would offer to listeners. Today’s topic is “I’m Sorry, I’ll Need to See Some Proofs First,” episode 211 of the podcast.

My guest on the next episode is Tyler Schwanke, who’s a recruiter in health care by day, and a writer even earlier in the day. He has a great novel out called Breaking In, and we talk about that, writing in general, and the influence of film on his style and content. That’s on Monday. Please join me.

Proofreading Summary Guide
https://tinyurl.com/wae211

Jennia's Website
https://jenniaedits.com/

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210. Getting Certified as a Book Coach

My guest today is Kathy Otten. Kathy has published fiction in many forms and genres, and has won awards for her writing. She teaches writing as well, and has been a freelance editor for a few years. I asked her to come on the podcast to talk about not only being a book coach, but also the certification process for that, which she completed last year.

FULL TRANSCRIPT (coming soon)

Kathy's Website

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208. I’m Sure I Can Finish This without Cleaning the House First, Right?

My guest today is Cathy Perez. Among many other accomplishments and abilities, Cathy is a Worldwide Certified KonMari Organizing Consultant. We talk about organization, in the sense of being organized, and how the lack of it can have a real effect on how you feel and on how productive you are able to be. She provides information based on her training as well as on personal and professional experiences. Writers? Editors? Anyone? Is the mess around you stopping you from doing what you want to get done?

FULL TRANSCRIPT:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1912968/episodes/13398894-208-i-m-sure-i-can-finish-this-without-cleaning-the-house-first-right?activetab=transcript

Cathy's Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/cathyhannahperez

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206. Why You Need an Editor

This is the second episode of the series called “Editing Essentials” that I am doing with my co-host, Jennia D’Lima. Jennia is a freelance editor based in Maryland. She and I will be having open conversations about a whole range of editing topics that a writer at any level should know about editors and the editing process. Our plan is to do two of these per month, and ultimately combine them into a website and webinar that we would offer to listeners. Today’s topic is “Why You Need an Editor,” episode 206 of the podcast.

Jennia's Website
https://jenniaedits.com/