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Editing Checklists

May 24, 2014

Tags: pre-edit, substantive edit, line edit, copy edit, photo and caption edit, permissions edit, edit/proof for formatting, production edit, edit index

by Pat McNees, Writers and Editors:
I created these checklists to help editors of memoirs, personal histories, and histories of organizations keep track of what needs doing at each stage of manuscript preparation:
PRE-EDITING (as you interview, edit, and write)
SUBSTANTIVE EDITING (for content, organization, and approach)
LINE EDITING (for effective writing)
COPY EDITING (for grammar and style)
PHOTO (AND CAPTION) EDITING
PERMISSIONS EDITING (check for (more…)

Tools for writers and editors

May 16, 2014

Tags: tools, productivity, timesavers, LiveScribe Echo Pen, Evernote, EndNote, Typinator, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Doodle, EventBrite, SignUp Genius, Scrivener, ifttt, Dragon Naturally Speaking

Updated 6-15-17, 5-26-15. Tools (some free) that writers and editors I know find useful: LiveScribe Echo Pen (and cheaper options), Evernote, EndNote, Typinator, Doodle, EventBrite, Scrivener (lots of features mentioned here), Audacity, Dropbox, AwayFind, ifttt, Dragon Naturally Speaking, I'll start with the most dazzling:

.Our mouths fell open when Beryl Benderly demonstrated her LiveScribe Echo, it worked so (more…)