Formatting and Editing Help: Editor’s Toolkit Plus

GutenbergToday, I thought I’d tell you about a set of tools I use in my daily editing.

One time-consuming part of copyediting a manuscript is fine-tuning the formatting. This involves meticulously using the find-and-replace function to seek out double spaces, soft returns, non-curly quotation marks, hyphens that should be en or em dashes, and the like. For the past six years, I have been using a program called FileCleaner to quickly and efficiently deal with this monotony in one easy click. It’s my first step when opening a file. Continue reading “Formatting and Editing Help: Editor’s Toolkit Plus”