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A TrackChanges view of your editing  While editors learn how to use Scrivener to provide editing services for their author clients, and authors become used to receiving feedback in Scrivener, I'm sure there will always be a need for a TrackChanges view of what editing has been done, and by whom. Word is not the only software with this facility. Scrivener's snapshot feature provides the same insight into progress made to date. How...

Revision mode is Scrivener's TrackChanges Editors who are Scrivener lovers but using Word and the TrackChanges facility to provide feedback to their clients should be delighted to discover Scrivener's Revision Mode. Together with Annotations, it replicates the functionality of TrackChanges. Authors keen to self-publish will also be delighted if/when editors provide editorial services in Scrivener, instead of the current 'industry standard' Word. This post explains the process for the editor and, then, how...

Every editor has their own way of working I'm sharing how I work, wearing my 'developmental editor's hat', with authors who plan to self-publish, many of whom are new to the publishing process. I use Scrivener for all my writing and, if that's what the authors in my RedPen Mentoring group choose as their writing environment, I provide editing services for them in Scrivener. I'm hoping some editors will consider providing the same...

My guest today is writer, blogger, owner-of-five-dogs Sara Martin, who lives a short drive away from me in Devon, UK. I first met Sara when she attended one of my workshop weekends at the Cottage Hotel in Hope Cove. She soon joined the Wednesday Writers, a monthly artist's date, also at the Cottage Hotel, hosted by myself and writing co-conspirator, Christine Cooke. Then, with three other local writers, Sara spent a year...

Editors are key to the publishing process Nowadays, many writers use Scrivener to produce their first draft. Many writers also choose to self-publish. Editors, for decades have used Word, and its Track Changes option, to communicate changes to be made by the author. We move on though and I hope editors will embrace Scrivener as a tool which enables them to serve this emerging self-publishing market. In the previous post, I listed what...

Choose an editor who uses Scrivener If you plan to self-publish, deciding to use Scrivener is step one: software that will take you from blank page to published book. Well done! Once you've self-edited your first draft, the next step is to set up your editing team, publishing professionals who also use Scrivener ...

Today's guest is Jerry Nelson - a content provider, freelance writer and published author. Jerry hails from Washington, DC and has travelled to, and worked in, 155 countries. As an American freelance writer, he now lives the expat life in Buenos Aires, Argentina with his wife Alejandra, their cat Tommy and a half-crazed street rescue dog, Revi. Like many of my guests, we've not met face to face (yet). Instead, our paths...

Links are also known as hyperlinks Scrivener links are available as internal links (to another place in your book) or external links (to a website). NB there are other options, but this post is 'keeping it simple'. Internal links Internal links allow the reader to leap from one place in your book to another, and only make sense if you are producing an eBook or outputting to PDF or Kindle. If your end product...