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Jun 15

Use Word’s Outline View to Check Document Flow

Do you follow that editing principle of “parading your topic sentences”? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, learn about Word’s Outline View and how it can help with this task.

  • Visualize Heading Structure
  • Outline Tools on the Home Ribbon
  • Rearranging Content
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

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Jun 08

Word Tool to Check Document Structure

Visualize the structure of a complex document and navigate it too, using Word’s Document Map Pane. I explain how, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Word Count Comparison

Tweet this quote.Different word processing software will give you a different word count in the very same document. I look at some of the variations today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

How to Manage Conflicting National Schedules

Happy Victoria Day. What do you do when your schedule and your clients’ schedule don’t line up? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. I wrote about today’s holiday earlier: Victoria Day. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

How to Preserve Voice (and Recognize it, Too)

Tweet this quote.“Preserve the author’s voice,” editors are commonly told. But what IS voice? How to recognize the author’s voice and preserve it when style guidelines allow. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 08

Editing World News: updated software

The editing community is atwitter with news of the latest release of PerfectIt — a Word add-in many editors (and non-editors) use to automate mechanical consistency checks in manuscripts. Earlier this week I posted a detailed review on the official blog of the Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors’ Weekly). Today, it made the industry news post at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 20

Edit Disturbing Stories Without Trauma

Tweet this post.“Sometimes you have to edit disturbing topics, and they can get to you.” Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com I share tips journalists use to mitigate these effects, from the advice of Gavin Reese in the Verification Handbook. #emjo

“Pay attention to your reactions. You may not even know that a subject will disturb you until you’re well into the edit. Start that self-care as soon as you can.”

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Apr 13

How to Ask a Client to Fill in for Delays

Tweet this post.Today I talk about squeezing more work from a delayed client without sounding whiny, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

Thanks to Amy Schneider — freelance editor at www.featherschneider.com — who provided the sage script. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Find a Mentor to Boost Your Career Beyond Mid- or Sr Editor

Tweet this post.Models of mentoring that will help you learn and develop your editing career from new- or mid- or even senior-level. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Resolution: Spot the Red Flags

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Call this another resolution: This year, I’m going to spot the red flags.

21 red flags that signal bad projects, and the pitfalls they warn you of; today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. These are those little things that make you cringe and hold your breath. “Is this going to be one of those projects?” you hear your little voice say. “Those projects that turn from ‘Wee!’ to WEEE?” (Worst editing experience ever, Arlene Prunkl put it.)

 

Is this going to be one of those projects that turn from ‘Wee!’ to WEEE?

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