This Roundup offers links to sites offering indispensable ancillary tools for editors and proofreaders. It includes software, macros, an in-depth article by Microsoft Word MVP Shauna Kelly, and a free book with over 400 macros.
PerfectIt from Intelligent Editing.
Paul Sensecall and Adam Bukolt's ReferenceChecker.
A range of program add-ins from The Editorium.
Microsoft Word MVP Shauna Kelly's 'How does Track Changes in Microsoft Word work?'.
● Macros for Writers and Editors by Paul Beverley.
● Macro Cookbook for Microsoft Word by Jack Lyon (US link/UK link).
Please use the Comments section if you would like to advise readers of your preferred ancillary tools.
This Roundup offers links to some excellent articles about using macros in Word, and a couple of books for macro-users, one of which is a comprehensive freebie with over 400 macros written by SfEP Advanced Member Paul Beverley.
If you know of other macros that would be of use to editors and proofreaders, please share them with us in the Comments section. When it comes to using macros, the usual caveats apply – take care with them and make a backup copy of your work before you run anything that's going to make major revisions.
This latest Roundup features links to some key international professional bodies that offer training (or guidance on training) for editors and proofreaders, as well as a recent article in which publishers give their views on the matter.
Society-based Training Information
Articles about Editorial Training
Feel free to add your recommended training providers in the Comments section so that other readers can benefit from your experience.
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