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Right now, I’m toying between putting on my macro editing hat – the one I use to ‘see the big picture’ – or my micro editing hat – so I can seek out those insects in the grass.
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Here’s a section of text from Safari Supper, my 2015 NANO novel, written at speed and – look at all the red squiggly lines! – it’s full of typos.
One of my characters is called Angela, except mostly, I type this as Agnela. My blog on 16 September, Casting Around, I gave a link to a short video on Project Replace. Now’s the time to apply this technique?
I select Edit / Find / Project Replace, enter the incorrect spelling ‘Agnela’ and the correct spelling ‘Angela’, make your selections eg for Scope and Affect, and click on Replace. There is a warning – this action cannot be undone … OK!
Looking at my text, I can save myself a lot of correction time, using this Scrivener option to replace ‘hte’ with ‘the’, and ‘oudl’ with ‘ould’, and ‘adn’ with ‘and’, and so on.
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