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…

How to Keep Your Place When Editing

There are many strategies you can use to keep your place in a document. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I examine macros and manual strategies when editing onscreen.

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

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.

Word Count Comparison

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.

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…

Review of tech tool for editors: Perfect It 3

PerfectIt 3 is out, and I put it through its paces. You can read my review on the EAC blog, Editors’ Weekly. It was a tough review, because I’m a big fan of this software and after really testing this new version and digging deeper than ever before, I found myself frustrated. But I have hope. This…

LOTW 9, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word-nerd peeps. I skipped last week, because it seems the interwebs gave up being awesome for Lent.