top of page
The That Word Chat logo with the second line, "with Editor Mark Allen."


Episode 43: Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby

Editing savants and podcasters Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby join us for the next That Word Chat with Editor Mark Allen.

Cowle and Harnby have produced dozens of episodes of The Editing Podcast, a collection of tips, tools, and guidance on writing and editing.

Cowle is an editor and trainer based in Glasgow, Scotland. She specializes in nonfiction, particularly education and business, and edits for a variety of

Denise Cowle headshot (3).png

Denise Cowle


Louise Harnby

global publishers, companies, and organizations.

She is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing,  BookMachine, and ELT Publishing Professionals, and she is an advanced professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). She has served as the CIEP’s marketing director since her election in 2017.

Cowle teaches proofreading and marketing for Publishing Scotland and the CIEP and has recently launched her first online course. She has spoken at events hosted by ELT Publishing Professionals, the Society of Young Publishers, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and the CIEP. 

Harnby is a fiction editor, writer, and trainer based in Norwich, England. She specializes in line editing for independent crime, thriller, and mystery


writers. She is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a member of ACES, and an advanced professional member of CIEP. In 2020, she was elected as the CIEP’s communications director.  


Harnby has curated The Editing Blog since 2012. She has also written twelve books and ten courses that help editors develop their fiction-editing craft and business skills.


She was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Editorial Freelancers Association conference and has spoken at events hosted by the CIEP, Society of Authors, Editors Queensland, and ALLi.


Join us starting at 4:30 p.m. ET (20:30 UTC) on Tuesday, September 28. Sign up below for the Zoom meeting link.

Thank you to our That Word Chat patrons

Word Chat Sponsor

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf of KOK Edit

Word Masters

Kate Karp         Linda Kass        Merrill Perlman        Carol Pickerine

Word Lovers

Ann Bourne   DeAnna Burghart   Susan Karcz   Molly McBeath   Alexandra Peace

Word Nerds

Chris Aldrich

Rebecca Benner

Patty Boyd

Hilary Cadman

Elizabeth d'Anjou

Lee d'Anjou

Mary-Jane Doherty

Pam Eidson

Susan Fitzgerald

Henry Fuhrmann

James Gallagher

Melissa Hellman

Mallory Herrmann

Ellen Jovin

Lindsay Lelivelt

Amanda Miller

Voncille Meyer

Mary Norris

Lori Paximadis

Sarahni Pecson

Deb Ring

Carol Saller

Kristen Tatroe

Karen Wise

Olivia Wroth

Karyn Zafran

Word Fans

Christina Allen

Anne Kelley Conklin

Joy Drohan

Mignon Fogarty

Brianne Hughes

Donna Marks Pleasant

Amy Schneider

Amy Spungen

Want more That Word Chat? Join the team!


That Word Chat is a blast every time we do it. It's also a big time commitment for host Mark Allen and producers Heather Saunders and Erin Brenner. We work hard to bring you a casual, fun, usually professional experience. What keeps us going most hearing how much you love the experience. Please consider being part of the team with various levels of support, each with some cool benefits — most levels include access to our private Slack group. You can opt to support us monthly or annually. 

Possibly Important Notes

 Your credit card will be charged monthly or annually, but you are welcome to change things at any time.

Terms are subject to change, as is life in general.

Private access to recorded chats mean you can download them and use them yourself, share with your pets and immediate family, and
use them in whole or in part (give us credit, please) in a classroom or for other nonprofit educational purposes.
 Mark Allen Editorial LLC retains the copyright. Same goes for the show transcripts.

Benefits listed above are for the live show on Zoom, and we may mix things up or do something totally different on other platforms.

We apologize in advance for any delays in providing any of the benefits listed. We'll do our best, but we sometimes get busy with our day jobs. If you are having trouble finding a benefit or did not receive a benefit, please let us know.

If you are Patreon user and would like to sign up there instead of here, take a look at
 (We love Patreon, but we pay a fee for each sign-up there.)

bottom of page