The find-and-replA/Ce menA/Ce continues…

I talked about it already (here). Without doubt, the find-and-replace option is a handy tool for a copy editor. Here is an example of another instance when the tool was used thoughtlessly. Long live copyediting!


Setting Up MS Word for Editing – Global

Microsoft Word is almost the undisputed king as writing and editing platform. There is more to this than meets the eye. Word offers fantastic features that can help editors make editing more fun. This post is about making some global settings for Word, irrespective of the project.

The find-and-replace menace

OK. Don't pounce on me as if I advised you not to use find and replace. I agree that find and replace is an excellent Word tool for editors. But you should also remember that you are dealing with a machine. If you want to replace all -ize ending words with -ise ending, you cannot … Continue reading The find-and-replace menace

Google search: there is more to it than meets the eye

Searching the Internet is an art. Almost anyone with an Internet connection has used a search engine at least once. If you are a professional editor, hundreds of times a day! But has your search always gave what you wanted? Have you ever tried "GRT" to find information about GRT Grand only to get the … Continue reading Google search: there is more to it than meets the eye