Get paid to provide your skilled services to a growing industry

In a few days we will close our doors to accepting new members.

After the creation of 200+ lessons, modules, courses, and resources… our focus will be to reorganize and revamp the Podcast Editor Academy for an even better experience.

The PEA will have a fresh organization when we re-open to accept new members (existing members and those who join before the doors close will still have access). The new navigation and organization will help you find and discover exactly what is needed at your current business phase (and some other surprises as well that we won’t announce just yet).

This will also coincide with the first price increase since we launched in early 2020. This price increase will only be for members who join after we reopen our doors. Existing members and those that signup before we close out the signup process will always enjoy their current membership price for as long as they remain a member.

Join the Podcast Editor Academy before the timer runs out on August 29th, 2022 for the lowest membership rate available!

Make Serious Money Editing Podcasts

Finding your 1st paying client is hard.
Getting your 2nd client is a little easier.
…but you end up spending a lot of time editing as a side-hustle.
Editing can provide extra income if you have the time to spare – and it’s a good use of your talents.
But what happens when you try to add a 3rd client to your roster?
Does family time get put aside?
Does the day-job suffer?
When did your fun hobby turn into just another part-time job???

Let’s turn that around

Anybody can edit a podcast.
Editing WELL takes practice and skill.
Editing EFFICIENTLY takes knowledge and tools.
Scaling it to big enough to be a SIGNIFICANT INCOME takes processes, systems, and wisdom.

We have some good news for you!


The place where you belong includes a community with knowledge and support for Podcast Editors who take their service offerings seriously.

Skills-based learning in one place

Where do you get your training to be a podcast editor? YouTube videos?

Many of those are old or not relevant to the way you edit.

Where do you get your questions answered?

Most Facebook groups and Reddit forums are filled with podcasters.

You might be a podcaster yourself, but that’s not the hat you’re wearing when you start asking about compression & LUFS.

The Podcast Editor Academy is the one place where you can get help, learn from other editors, and draw upon the business experience from those who are already successful.

We are the hub for everything a growing Podcast Editor will need to get started, keep going, and continue succeeding to greater heights.

Steve Stewart, Co-founder

I started editing for one of my peers in January 2016. By mid-2016 I turned podcast editing into a new career.

A year later, I launched the Podcast Editors Club on Facebook, which has grown to over 7,000 members.

I didn’t get here alone. Mark Deal helped me run the very first conference for podcast editors, the Podcast Editors Conference in Orlando and many other virtual summits and live streams since then.

Between the Podcast Editors Club, Conference, Academy, and editing over 100 episodes every month for my clients, you could say I know a little about podcast editing and how to actually run a small business just like yours.

That being said, I still get help and training from my peers to continuously improve.

Now, with the Podcast Editor Academy, you get to learn from the same inner circle of professionals the rest of us rely on!

Mark Deal, co-founder Podcast Editor Academy

Mark Deal, Co-founder

A reformed engineer, graduate level data scientist, and former corporate global marketing leader – that has evolved into a conversational architect.

I founded Podcast Atlanta in 2016 which has become the world’s fastest-growing local podcast group boasting nearly 1300 members. I’m a local leader and nationally recognized expert on the subject of Podcasting having hosted or spoke at nearly 50 events across the U.S. and organizing the Podcast Editors Conference in Orlando for March 2020.

My personal podcasting journey starts back in 2013 and now see myself as a ‘Podcast Director’ while working with hosts, co-hosts, and guests for multi-national law firms as well as companies headquartered in Atlanta.

I also show people how to take their podcast guest appearances from boring to soaring with measurable impact through Podcast Guest Academy.

Together, we run the Podcast Editor Academy

“Helping podcasts BE better by helping Podcast Editors make podcasts SOUND better”

  • 20 years combined experience
  • Connections with brands & industry leaders
  • Communities of ~10k members
  • Active with conferences & expos
  • Organizers of in-person & virtual events

“The academy is one of my best resources as a podcast editor & engineer. I use it as a tool for something I want to learn or need to brush up on.

For anyone who’s considering joining the Podcast Editor’s Academy there are several reason’s why you should:

I. Your Business –  if you’re serious about growing your business as an editor, the Academy provides you with opportunities and resources to do just that.

II. Education – use the academy to learn a new skill, get a better grasp of the tax and legal side of the business, templates, or refine your current skills.

I’m grateful to Mark and Steve for providing content, materials and discount that are actually useful for day to day operations.”

Michael Jerry

“Steve posts new editing jobs when they come in. I expressed my interest with a quick email and a few days later – I got the gig!

The work I did from that gig alone was more than the yearly membership for the Academy. Much more!
There are so many opportunities for professional development, networking and business tips in the Podcast Editor Academy – I highly recommend joining.”

Steph Fuccio


Go beyond the basics with advanced tips from a dozen different DAWs taught by the experts that use them regularly.


Regularly scheduled live calls with one or both of us to answer all your burning questions!


Insights & Templates to take you from initial contact through various stages of client management.


More than $1,400 off popular podcast editing resources from companies around the globe.


Business Models, Use Cases, Advice from experts on Bookkeeping, Taxes, Contracts, Legal and more!


Templates you can copy/paste to take you through various stages of prospecting to client management.


Discussion & Support from your fellow Editors in a safe environment.


Be the first to get notified of new Editing Jobs from podcasters looking for Audio Artisans like you!


Our connections to conference organizers & influencers create additional opportunities only Academy members receive.

…and much more to come as we continue growing!
(here is a little glimpse of what is coming up)



#PEC2020 Orlando: Branding & Marketing, Raising your Rates, Processes and Systems, Disfluencies & the Ethics of Editing, Building a Podcast Editing Business, and Additional Revenue Streams…

#PEC2020 virtual: “A Recording Checklist from your Editor”, The Power of Transformative Editing, How to use Plugins to Automate and Improve Sound Quality, Podcast Service Business Models…

#PEC2021 virtual: Dallas Taylor shares “The Twenty Thousand Hertz Workflow”, Mastering Soundscapes, How to use Asana or Trello, “How to Edit” sessions with Audition/Hindenburg/Reaper/Audacity…

#ShowNotesSummit: How to write EPIC Episode Titles, SEO for Show Notes, AI Shortcuts to Better Show Notes, How to use Transcripts, Turning Show Notes into Blog Posts, and more.


“I very much enjoyed the Podcast Editing Conference.

Within a month of attending I landed my first podcast editing gig! How awesome is that?!?”

Ashley Wall

“While I’m very comfortable with my editing abilities, I was looking for some additional points to grow the business properly (i.e. workflow, add other team members, etc.).

The Podcast Editors Academy has allowed me to connect with fellow editors, join a mastermind, and gain additional insight to growing my team and business.”

Joshua Rivers

A membership with the Podcast Editor Academy is an investment in the development and growth of your business.

I used to spend hours surfing outdated tutorials on YouTube and buying courses that taught me only one thing.

Fortunately, I drew upon the business knowledge I gathered from three decades of running my own independent small business.

Instead of wasting precious time looking for answers, spend less than $10 a week and get the help you need from the Podcast Editor Academy.

Your membership in the Podcast Editor Academy gives you:

  • Monthly Office Hours calls
  • Access to more than 60 hours of educational videos
  • Scripts and sales templates to land potential clients
  • Discounts on other industry and business development resources
  • News that effects the podcast editing industry
  • Plus, we are constantly adding new courses and modules

“I’ve been a member of the Podcast Editor Club on Facebook for a few years now, and I’ve gotten a wealth of information out of it. 

It was a no-brainer to join the Podcast Editors Academy when they launched. 

So far, the most valuable aspect has been the on-demand tutorials.  As a solopreneur, I often can’t watch these events in real-time – but I’ve been able to go through the archive of presentations to greatly expand my knowledge of the craft. 

The Academy has been a great, great resource.”

Jon G

“I just finished the Podcast Editor Business Model course in the Podcast Editor Academy! It was sooo good 🙌! Now I have a few things to think about and implement.

It’s a great course & I’m so happy to be a member of the Podcast Editor’s Academy, it really is proving to be a great resource. Thank you!”

Virginia Elder

If you’re ready to speed up your production workflow, grow your client base, and raise your rates by enrolling in the Podcast Editor Academy.

Your Academy resources and interactive community is growing monthly with DAW walkthroughs, sales scripts, Live office hour calls, accountability groups, and more!

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Earn money while providing excellent services to the growing podcast industry

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“Joining the Podcast Editor Academy has helped me a ton to understand how to work with clients, price my services, and actually how to get started!

I wouldn’t be where I am without the support of the group and am enjoying the emails! I mean, they are straight to the point and so encouraging! Keep sharing your insight!”

Chrysa Stoiloudi

“I used the customer sales scripts from the Podcast Editor Academy and they worked like a charm!

Thank you so much!”

Julie Belew

Other benefits our members have received

“The events put on by Mark Deal and Steve Stewart are a world-class experience for those who run podcast production businesses and those looking to get involved.

As someone who as been in the space for a while, I’ve been genuinely impressed by how much I still learn. Can’t wait for future Podcast Editors Events.”

Mathew Passy

Academy membership also includes access and replays to all of our in-person conferences, virtual summits, and live demo replays. Such as…

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Show Notes Summit

If you’re a Podcaster looking to enhance your own show notes or a Podcast Manager looking to expand your offerings…

…here is the latest advice on enhancing discoverability and conversions for your podcast website!

  • 20+ Modules
  • ~10 Hours of Video
  • Community Job Board & Collaboration
Audacity Workshop - learn how to edit podcasts like a pro

Audacity Workshop

Ready to Edit Audio like a Pro using a FREE and widely supported DAW!?!

This brand new workshop created by Steve Stewart in summer or 2022 (coinciding with a long overdue update to Audacity).

  • Essential Elements of Editing
  • Tips & Tricks from a Paid Pro
  • New features of Audacity 3.2 (TBD)
  • 25+ Modules

Interview Mastery Summit

If you’re looking to leverage the very best of Podcast Interviews or capitalize on the latest trends of Livestreaming

…discover how to perform better interviews, nurture your audience, increase your efficiency, and grow your engagement!

  • Book Bigger Guests AND Shows
  • How to Nail Interviews
  • Vast Video Visibility – and more

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