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How To Use MS Word to Track Edits and Revisions

While flailing about, trying to come up with a post worthy of your time, Tami suggested this topic. I was looking for something quick, easy, and brainless, but the more I thought about it (and exchanged Tweets with Tami), the more the idea grew on me. If you work with a coauthor, an editor, or…

Weekly Word Count: January 22

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I set up an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to do…

Fiddly Rules

One of the websites I follow is Copyediting, and in fact, it is listed in the Aerie’s Resources (a very incomplete listing, by the way). A feature of that site is a series of short podcasts under the heading, “Fiddly Rules.” (In case you’re curious, as I was, “fiddly” means fussy or requiring an annoying…

Copyediting 1A: Nitpick Your NaNo

As promised, this article encompasses the information I shared with Bre and Tami during the most recent Saucy Wenches Podcast. If you haven’t downloaded or listened to it yet, it’s an hour and three-quarters of fun conversation by three people who are passionate about writing. If you are passionate about writing, too, then you should…

Discovery, or My “Eureka!” Moment

I think I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. Unfortunately, I’ve been “grown up” (or at least as grown up as I intend to be) for a considerable period of time, as we humans measure time. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on grammar that was as…

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