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Is podcast editing a must?

The short answer?  Hell yes!

Podcast editing can be scary if you don’t know what you’re doing but not editing your podcast can be even scarier!

Chances are, you’re not going to hit everything out of the park when you’re recording your show, so you’ll need to edit to make sure your listener gets the best possible content.

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How do you get good at podcast editing?

Learning the basics of podcast editing isn’t hard, I promise!

In fact, most people I teach in my online podcasting course are surprised it’s nowhere near as tough as they thought.

If you’re new to it, it can be intimidating but you just need to get your flying hours up to build your confidence.  And train your ear to be able to hear the difference between a good and bad podcast edit.

The biggest part of getting good at podcast editing is practice.

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Do you need to spend a lot of money on editing software?

Nope!

You can use a free program like Audacity or get access to programs like Adobe Audition (which is what I use) for a small monthly fee.

How to make editing easier when you’re recording a podcast

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How do you know what to cut?

It’s important to remember your audience have no idea what you left on the cutting room floor when they listen to your show.  So, keep that in mind when you’re stuck wondering what to leave in and what to take out.

Some things will be easy to get rid of, like if someone says “um” a million times or if you go off on an unrelated tangent that doesn’t add anything to the show.  But other decisions will be tougher so you always need to be editing with your podcast audience in mind.

I’ve heard shows where the co-hosts start by rambling on for 10 minutes about something that makes me think “have you guys forgotten I’m here?”  I’ve even heard one show where the hosts stopped to take a bite of their sandwich…I mean, really?!?!?!

You want your audience to hear the best possible version of your podcast and that means you need to be respectful of their time and remove anything that doesn’t serve them.

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Podcast editing is an essential part of the podcasting process if you want to give your listeners a high-quality show.

So start getting yourself across the software and practice, practice, practice.  The more time you do it the better you’ll get and the more your show will improve.

Got a burning question you’d like answered on the podcast? Send me an email.

Want to start your own podcast but need a little help?  Download my “How To Start A Podcast” guide or sign up for my online podcasting course, PodSchool.

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