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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why Authors Need To Know How To Track

Do you know how to TRACK using your word processor? Tracking is a handy tool for editing.

It’s especially useful for letting more than one person at a time peruse your work and give you suggestions because each can use a different color font. What a time-saver just as you get really eager to get your book to your agent or into print!

The Frugal Editor (www.budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor) gives details on how to use this function with Word, but those who use other programs can get what they need with the little “help” button in their program—whatever that program happens to be.

And, yes. When you're published traditionall, this is probably a skill you'll need to learn, so why not now?


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Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults. and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success (How To Do It Frugally series of book for writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at www.howtodoitfrugally.com/writers_books.htm , where writers will find lists and other helps including Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. She tweets writers' resources at www.twitter.com/frugalbookpromo . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

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