My #1 Favourite DIY Editing Tool: Word Proofing Options

A very informative article. Well worth the lcick. (If only there was some way to catch those typos and mistkes. 😉 )

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Image courtesy of ningmilo at FreeDigitalPhotos.netFor 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.

AutoCorrect

You’re familiar with autocorrect on your phone and the inadvertent, and sometimes hilarious, assumptions that apps make. Word does the same. Those funny substitutions don’t mean you turn off Word’s AutoCorrect; it’s far too valuable to ignore.

On Word’s AutoCorrect tabs you’ll find:
  • seven AutoCorrect options
  • ten AutoFormat options
  • fourteen AutoFormat As You Type options.
Among those options, you can set up punctuation AutoCorrects like:
  • replace straight quotes with curly quotes

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Baby, it’s cold outside and in…

Today is #bookqw (book quote Wednesday). This week’s work is COLD. This quote comes from Edwardian Steampunk, Re-inventing Love.

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The Reluctant Reaper series now available at the library

The Reluctant Reaper trilogy is now available at the Toronto Public Library and the Washington/Virginia libraries. But since it’s through Overdrive, you can request it be added. Takes a day or two.

Kirsty d’Arc is enjoying life, until someone she trusts hijacks her soul. To escape Hell’s inferno and gain revenge, Kirsty must partner with the very Reaper who scythed her—the hunky dead poet Dante Alighieri. Click for more…

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Last chance at a lot of fun books for free

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Are you FAMILIAR with Lost Boys 2.0?

It’s Book Quote Wednesday () and today’s word is FAMILIAR. Here’s mine from LOST BOYS 2.0, B.O.O.#2.lbfamiliar

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A FINALIST and AN HONORABLE MENTION!

Re-Inventing Love was judged a FINALIST* in the prestigious Rainbow Awards: (*Books receiving an average rate of 30 or more out of 40.)

“Re-Inventing Love was an entertaining and engaging read. The characters were very endearing and I loved Max’s distinctive voice. Storm created a very credible world and I was transported there every time I picked the book up. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.” 

It also won an HONORABLE MENTION.

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