Tag Archives: Microsoft Word

Grammarly Review: Can This Grammar Checker Improve Your Writing?

In this post I share my Grammarly review. Grammarly is a free or paid tool that helps you keep track of and correct writing errors. …because even we wordsmiths need a little help. Last week I received a message in my email from Grammarly, one of my writing and editing tools: “Happy Grammarversary! 1 year has… Read More »

eBook Formatting: 4 Publishing Tools

eBook formatting isn’t just for newbies to publishing; sometimes even we old-timers can learn a new way of doing things. Take software, for example. There are many great software tools for writers, editors, and publishers to use for ebook formatting. Today I want to focus on three, not because they are the three best or the three… Read More »

Punctuation Blunder: Don’t Scream at Your Readers!!!

The exclamation point. Get attention! It’s urgent! Show excitement! Scream! Shout! The exclamation point or mark serves a useful purpose in writing. It helps us express emotion or raise the volume on the written word. But too much excitement or shouting could leave your readers plugging their ears, or worse, setting aside your story in… Read More »

e-Publishing: KISS Method for Formatting eBooks

Formatting books for e-publishing requires a very different approach. In this post, I share my method for formatting ebooks that look great on all devices. When I teach courses on e-publishing, one of the topics that creates the most discussion is the use of fonts and styles in formatting ebooks, especially among those accustomed to… Read More »

Publishing EPUB eBooks

If you’re relatively new to self-publishing, perhaps you’ve only used Amazon to sell your ebooks. After all, it’s relatively simple. You create a Word doc, format it, and upload it to Amazon’s publishing platform, KDP. But if you want to publish your ebooks elsewhere, you need an EPUB. In case you’re not familiar with an… Read More »

Find and Replace in Word: More Quick Tricks

In a recent post we looked at using the Find and Replace in Word feature to make your editing more productive. That post was focused on copyediting tasks. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to use the Find and Replace in Word feature to edit your book’s format using styles. Now, let’s back… Read More »