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
- Artistic licence with facts in fiction
Mentioned in the show:
Denise and Louise
‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License