by C.K. MacLeod Do you use Find and Replace in Word for editing tasks? Want to supercharge your mad Find and Replace skills? Here’s how. Recently, editor Paul Beverley contacted me to show me how FRedit, a macro that he wrote, can be customized to perform a bunch of useful writing and editing tasks. It’s … Continue reading How to Use FRedit: A Find and Replace Macro
by C.K. MacLeod Writing takes a great deal of energy, focus, and time. Add to that the necessary revising and editing tasks required to polish your writing and writing is now a part-time job. Or a full-time job. What if I told you that you could automate some writing and editing tasks? Recently, my editing … Continue reading How to Automate Writing and Editing Tasks
Writers can use a variety of editing tools to improve their writing. Here are a few of my favourite tools: Consistency Checker (Google docs add-on) Hemingway app Kindle e-ink reader for proofreading PerfectIt Editors Toolkit Plus, a MS Word add-in by Editorium Editing macros (see below) Scrivener’s Binder or Word’s Navigation Pane for rearranging sections of … Continue reading Editing Tools
Originally published at The Book Designer. Written by Corina Koch MacLeod Edited by Carla Douglas Dictation has become a popular method for laying down a first draft. Barbara Cartland and Voltaire did it, James Patterson and Dan Brown are doing it, and popular self-publishing author Joanna Penn is determined to try it. In fact, Cindy Grigg … Continue reading Dictating a Book? Tips for Editing the First Draft
by C.K. MacLeod Revised and updated on Sept 12, 2015. Originally posted at Beyond Paper Editing. Authors can use a variety of tools for the writing and publishing process. In Idea to Ebook: How to Write a Quality Book Fast, I describe over 30 tools that authors can use, and some of them can even make the … Continue reading Why Editors Use Word—Writers can Harness Word’s Powers, too!
by C.K. MacLeod Editors use a wide variety of tech tools to improve writing and to create a consistent reading experience for the reader. Below is a list of tools in many a professional editor’s toolkit. Writers can use these tools, too. Many of these tools will take of bit of time to learn and … Continue reading A Self-Editing Toolkit