We all think that we know so much about podcasting, but we really don’t. Take it from the man who has a wealth of knowledge in this area – Steve Stewart.
Steve of Podcast Editor Academy helps both podcasters free up their time from editing and people turn their passion for podcast editing into a career.
He knows and understands both ends of the spectrum since Steve is a podcast editor and a podcaster. He was fortunate enough to “grow up” with personal finance vloggers. As podcasting and YouTube broadened, he also grew along with them.
Steve eventually became the vlogger with a podcast. In 2015, he was presented with an opportunity to edit a podcast, he fell in love with it and never stopped since.
Since podcast editing is Steve’s forte, he gives sound advice to people who contemplate editing or not editing their podcast. Although it’s best to know a thing or two about editing, the decision is dependent on the podcaster and the resources available.
He adds, “doing it yourself is going to help, it’s going to cost you time though.” If you want decent-sounding audio, it takes about 3 to 4 times the length of your audio to edit it.
For those who want to give podcast editing a try, Steve has put together an Editing Checklist for Podcasters for a step-by-step process when putting all audio together.
Furthermore, learning the ropes of podcast editing begins with the software you have on your device. Steve states, “start with what you’re familiar with and get good at it.”
If you want to take it up a notch, you need to assess what other people are doing and learn from it. There are popular/standard platforms that professional podcast editors use such as Adobe Audition, Audacity ®, Pro Tools, and Hindenburg.
There’s just so much with editing that podcasters need to understand. Not everyone prefers to have a podcast editor onboard, but it’s always a learning experience to edit your podcast.
The key to decent audio is learning everything about the software you have available and taking advantage of its features. One of the best time-savers Steve learned is the keyboard shortcuts for the platform he uses. The programs you set up have to make sense to you.
We all think that we know a lot about podcasting but there’s still so much to know about it. What happens behind the scenes is real work that requires effort, diligence, and consistency. If you’re up for the challenge of podcasting including the editing part, then muster up the courage and start your podcast adventure.