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What is subediting? With Louise Bolotin
Episode 9011th May 2022 • The Editing Podcast • Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)
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Want to add subediting to your editorial skillset? Louise Bolotin subbed for 17 years before her death in 2022 and knew the job inside out. In this episode, she shares her knowledge and experience. Listen to find out more about:

  • What the different types of editors do in media publishing
  • The differences between subediting and copyediting
  • Editorial timescales for subeditors
  • Who controls the content
  • When things go wrong - legal responsibilities and insurance
  • Subediting lingo
  • A subeditor’s typical day
  • Transferring from copyediting to subediting - training and CPD
  • Core resources for the budding subber
  • How editing has changed over the years, especially for freelancers

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