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Genre and subject editing collection The Editing Podcast - Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor) EPISODE 9, 21st August 2019
S2E9: Writing and editing for the web
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S2E9: Writing and editing for the web

Louise and Denise discuss writing and editing for the web with guest Erin Brenner.

Listen to find out more about:

  • Why working with web content is different from writing for the page
  • In which programs should we create content for the web?
  • Pre-upload checks on the writing
  • Pre-upload checks on metadata links, and alt-text
  • Quality control: self-editing versus third-party professional help
  • How many editing passes?
  • Fact-checking and authenticity
  • The order of play for editing web content
  • Style sheets and web content
  • Language choice and style for web content

Editing Bites

  • Erin Brenner’s Web Style Checklist: http://bit.ly/2ZtVRaK
  • They Ask, You Answer by Marcus Sheridan

Other Resources

  • Erin Brenner, Right Touch Editing: http://bit.ly/2T1XCtH
  • ‘Customer service: A cautionary tale of red flags and safety nets’ by Vanessa Plaister on the SfEP blog: http://bit.ly/2GJLiJC
  • The AP Stylebook (Associated Press): http://bit.ly/2T0Ktkv

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Denise And Louise

  • Denise Cowle Editorial Services: bit.ly/CowleEditing
  • Louise Harnby | Fiction Editor: bit.ly/HarnbyEditing

Music Credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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