Go with the Flowable

"The word prestidigitation is hyphenated so that prest- is at the bottom of one page and idigitation is all by itself at the top of  the next page. It looks awful. Can you make it not hyphenate?" Your Friendly Formatter replies that she can't see the problem in the file previewer on her computer and assures you that … Continue reading Go with the Flowable

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Print Book Parameters

"I'm loading my print book to CreateSpace/IngramSpark. Uh... what does all this stuff mean?" The first time you load your print book files to a printer's website can be daunting; all that publishing jargon. Here's a guide to what the terms mean and the standard choices for self-published works. Trade vs Mass Market The usual … Continue reading Print Book Parameters

One More DIY Editing Tool: Hard Copy

Nothing beats the benefit of a good editor to point out plot holes, sagging middles and blurry character development. I wouldn't publish without one. I rely on three electronic tools to help me polish my manuscript, Word proofing options and fabulous websites and the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Read Out Loud function. Another favourite tool isn't electronic. It's a print copy of … Continue reading One More DIY Editing Tool: Hard Copy

My #3 Favourite DIY Editing Tool: Acrobat Read Out Loud

Nothing beats the benefit of a good editor to point out plot holes, sagging middles and blurry character development. I wouldn't publish without one. But for spell checking, grammar checking and copy editing, I rely on three electronic tools to help me polish my manuscript. I've already talking about Word proofing options and fabulous websites. My third favourite … Continue reading My #3 Favourite DIY Editing Tool: Acrobat Read Out Loud