Before you start you should do a few things:
It is crucial if your using a multi-track sequence to organize your podcast and want to make a video that you do this step first. During this pass you want to get the general pacing right and set all the cameras. If you don't set the camera first you will have exponentially more clips to set the speaker for, which can be a super time consuming process. Doing it first makes the problem not exist!What to look out for:
I split editing the audio into two parts. If you have an editing partner this is a good place to share some of the workload.
Descript has a lot of features that make it easy to remove filler words from you podcast. It is amazing how far removing a few "uh"s can go into making people sound better. Descript has the option to remove all filler words at once. I prefer to go 1 by 1 and leave the filler words that make sense in the transcript. Sometimes the person is using those filler words on purpose to give their speech character, and it would suck to remove that.
This is where all the true editing happen. In this step I will listen to the podcast in full and fix any issues in the automated transcription. This includes correcting the grammar in the automated transcription as well.Timing style guide:
This is where your podcast becomes the final product. Here we are just adding polish to make the podcast shine!