Get Published Episode 65 – The Importance of Editing

I’ve wanted to have Robert Runte’ on the show for quite some time. He has years of editing experience AND he is my editor on “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero”. After talking with him at “When Words Collide” I knew he was the right guy for me and he had a lot of things worth hearing. After talking with him for the show, my initial thoughts were more than proved right.

I also talk about my first look at my book edits and what it has meant to me thus far.

There is lots of editorial goodness in this episode and I learned a lot.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 65 – The Importance of Editing

  • Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 65 – The Importance of Editing

Welcome to the show.

01:09 — Promo – WhatTheCast

02:09 — Tips and Typos – Get Published Episode 65 – The Importance of Editing (continued)

  • Michell talks about his recently received edits for “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero”
  • Email feedback at getpublishedpodcast dot com with your comments

06:44 – Promo – Flying Island Press

07:29 — Get Published Episode 65 – The Importance of Editing (continued)

Robert Runte’ talks about editing and its importance to any writer.

58:23 – Promo – Technorama

58:54 — Closing

Thank you for listening.

Websites mentioned in this episode:

Robert Runte’ –

Whatthecast Podcast –

Flying Island Press –

Technorama –




  1. Great interview! I must admit that I have rarely heard audio interviews of editors. With the shifts in book publishing, this is an important area.

    In particular for those who self publish (for $), finding good editors and good book cover artists/designers are crucial.

  2. Absolutely right. The only way to overcome the self-publishing stigma is to put out good quality books. That means good covers and, even more importantly, great editing.

  3. Editing may just get some of the attention it deserves in the new era. 🙂 And unlike writing coaches and well meaning friends who stop short of seeing you to the final manuscript, a professional editor has getting the thing DONE front and centre as the goal.

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to listen to this kind of interview. The clear difference betrween grammatical editing and development editing was never clear to me before. given the access Mr. Runte is offering and the modest intro pricing I shall likely send him something to chew on.

  5. I think the role of the editor is one that is poorly understood. I know, I certainly had questions which is why it was so valuable talking to Robert. I think the various types of editing all have their place, but for the new writer, the Developmental Editor is a clear win.

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