S2E13: On fact checking. With copyeditor Laura Poole
Denise and Louise talk to Laura Poole, a professional copyeditor who specializes in working with university presses on scholarly non-fiction, mainly in the humanities. Laura discusses the importance of fact checking.
Listen to find out more about:
What a copyediting service includes
When fact checking takes place in the editorial process
Fiction: place names, historical accuracy, idiom, dates, etymology
Non-fiction: people names, obscure terms, place names, dates, protecting author reputation
Differences between spot checking and fact checking
Fact checking for consistency across series
Print versus digital: preventing reputational damage in the long term
Tools for fact checking
Who’s responsible for fact checking?
Effective and sensitive querying of facts in non-fiction