Feb 01

How to Attune Your Ear to the Author’s Voice

How to attune your ear to an author’s voice so that you can preserve it while you edit — today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jan 27

Open PDFs in Their Own Windows, Not Tabs in Acrobat DC

There are two ways to open PDFs in their own windows in Adobe Acrobat DC: the New Window option or setting the default in Preferences. This 1 minute demo video shows you how. Get more productivity tips for PDFs in my full course, available on demand. Start now! This works in either the free Reader …

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Jan 25

What Is Proofreading?

What proofreading is and isn’t, and when it happens to words within the production cycle — today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jan 19

How to Survive a Heavy Editing Job

Those editing jobs that make doing your taxes look good? I have a host of tips for eating that frog, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com. And with that, I shall take my “walk in the sunshine” reward.

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Jan 04

Editing Certificate or Certification?

Certification is an easy way to stand out from the crowd, and it’s not the same as taking a certificate program. Three sources for certification, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Dec 28

Find Time to Learn This Year

After narrowing down the learning possibilities last week, we find time to learn this year, in my How To column at Copyediting.com today.

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Dec 22

Deciding What to Learn This Year

I’m taking on InDesign, mostly so I can work more effectively with designers and the rest of the production team (i.e., be less annoying for them). Part of that plan is learning to use InCopy, which I hope publishers will see as a real benefit to their workflow. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I …

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Dec 17

How to Set Word’s Language Preference for Spell Check

There are two places you need to set the language preference in MS Word: in Styles, and for each paragraph. Learn how in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Dec 07

How to Get Word Ready for Editing

screenshot of Mac MS Word 14 language setting interface

11 auto settings in MS Word to turn off before you edit—today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Dec 01

What to Do with an Edited PDF

So you got the changes back from the author and editor, now what do you do with the marked-up PDF? In this lightning-speed tip session you’ll see how to use the built-in tools of Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader DC to find each and every change that was marked, and use a simple trick for quality …

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