Another favourite tool isn’t electronic. It’s a print copy of my manuscript. I carry around and mark it up and pass to a trusted friend or two. Plus, it’s so good to get away from my desk.
But for spell checking, grammar checking and copy editing, I rely on three electronic tools to help me polish my manuscript. My top fave is Word proofing options which I discussed in my last post.
My second favourite is a collection of many things; all the fabulous websites out there created to guide writers. Continue Reading »
For pointing out gaping plot holes, sagging middles and uneven character development, nothing beats the eagle eyes of a good editor. 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.
This post takes a closer look at what Word has to offer.
Word Proofing Options
Word has a wide array of proofing options grouped under AutoCorrect, spelling and grammar checking, and writing style options. Continue Reading »
Yeah, you’ve been there. You’re typing like a crazy person, the scenes are running like a video in your head, you can’t type fast enough. Then… POOF! BLAM! ZAP! ARRRRGH! The file is gone, just ducking gone.
Your first step is to go to your desktop, but it’s so crowded with teeny tiny folder images that you can’t see a thing. You click and click and click and click some more. You KNOW your file is there–somewhere. Continue Reading »