Episode 4: Edit it like you’re baking it! 

This is what happens when a writer and an editor try out Google docs for the first time – on two different continents… on air. Matthew Pearl talks about how he likes to go about editing a text, while we play around with a rough draft of a story about the time I tried to learn Russian.

We had a lot of fun approaching this episode of our little reality series as if we were doing a cooking show. Listen to us chasing each other’s cursors around and talking about our experiences of learning languages as beginners – all while a better version of the text is about to come out of the oven.

Episode 3: Working with a Table of Contents

In this episode in our series on working on what it’s like to work with a writing coach and editor, I ask our coach and editor Matthew Pearl to take a look at my working table of contents – long before the book is finished. It’s a longer episode than usual, so get your coffee before you press play! But, as always, it’s worth listening to him.

Episode 2: Is that even a good title?

Talking to writing coach and editor Matthew Pearl about choosing good titles. Matthew is one of the best coaches and editors I’ve ever worked with and you can look forward to listening to more conversations with him about writing, getting a book done, languages and the work that he does as a coach and editor.

Episode 1: What’s on my shelf?

Listen to the first episode “What’s on my shelf?” where I talk you through one of my dusty shelves. As we go along I’ll invite other guests too to talk about books, literature, deserts and languages.