Register now at Author E.M.S. for the next presentation of Mastering Word for Fiction Writers. Starting August 3oth, four weeks, $40.
Mastering Word for Fiction Writers covers six major subjects in twelve bite-sized lessons.
- Basic Styles
- Headings and Title Page
- Document Map and Table of Contents
Formatting for eBooks and Print books
- Parts of a book: front matter, chapters and scenes, back matter
- Headers and Page Numbers
- Margins and Gutters
- Chapter Breaks and Section Breaks
- Basic Find and Replace
- Find variations of “to be”; e.g. is, was, had, been, being
- Find “ing” words
- Replace formatting, e.g. change all underscore to italic
- Replace special characters, e.g. replace double dashes with a long dash
Proofing: Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Style
- Highlight grammar errors as you write
- Correct common typing errors
- Simplified tracking of critique and beta comments
- Manage manuscript version
Increasing Your Efficiency
- Using Templates
- View your manuscript in different ways
- Modify Styles and update old manuscripts
- Trouble-shooting techniques
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Why Do You Need to Master Word?
There are cheaper word processors than Word. And there’s Adobe’s InDesign, the best in the business but also very expensive. However, Word has universal acceptance from all of the agents, editors, reviewers and retailers that you’ll encounter while getting your book to market.
Mastering other functions in Word will make your writing life more efficient. You’ll easily find and correct spelling and grammar errors, enjoy hassle-free critiques and beta reads, and move fluidly through your document.
If you’re self-publishing, you’ll have a clean manuscript that can be easily converted for eBook publication or printed book production.
Comments from Previous Participants
When using “find”, I used to be afraid of clicking on “more” because it seemed so confusing – now I actually know how to use it instead of staring at it, wondering, and then clicking “cancel” in a panic. ~Wendi S
Joan’s workshop was not only very well-paced, but it was also formatted to allow participants to progress on their own speed. Thank you for the useful resources and for such a well-prepared course. ~Debbie H
I love it. It has been so helpful. You answered all my questions extremely well. ~Marion B-B
I didn’t know some of this stuff, and I’m pretty good with Word. Thanks, Joan! ~Gina G
Good use and explanation of jargon…very clear instructions…you built on the basics, a good approach for learning… excellent instructor knowledge. Just wanted to say it was all good. Thanks, Joan. Even those of us who ‘know it all’ can learn something new. ~Susan H
Joan is an excellent instructor! I highly recommend her course. Even if you are already familiar with Word, you’ll be sure to learn something new! ~Martha R
Mastering Word for Fiction Writers is suitable for ALL levels of expertise. Go from “What if I do something wrong?” to “I know that!”. Add to your tool box and bump up your efficiency.
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