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Feedback - where the fun starts! Processing feedback. What's the best strategy? How can you avoid editing overwhelm? When your editor returns your Scrivener project file, where should you start? There may be feedback all over the place. In a covering letter As comments in the Inspector In the text itself, as Annotations or colouring (Revision mode, or highlighted words) A strategy for processing feedback without editing overwhelm It's up to you what you...

Editor's feedback - the Scrivener way How do you, a professional editor, provide feedback to your writer client? Some time ago, I outlined my developmental editing process in this blog post. My developmental editing feedback process To recap: When a writer sends me their manuscript as a Scrivener project file, my role is to read it and provide feedback, whatever stage they have reached. I'm not copy editing, or line editing, but providing advice on...

Revision mode is Scrivener's TrackChanges Editors who are Scrivener lovers but using Word and the TrackChanges facility to provide feedback to their clients should be delighted to discover Scrivener's Revision Mode. Together with Annotations, it replicates the functionality of TrackChanges. Authors keen to self-publish will also be delighted if/when editors provide editorial services in Scrivener, instead of the current 'industry standard' Word. This post explains the process for the editor and, then, how...

I use inline annotations while I am writing. Rather than stop to set up a comment or a footnote, I click the annotations icon and type a message to myself, click the button again and carry straight on. I don't let my internal editor interrupt the flow! Annotations: an example This is an extract from my Aide Memmoir novel. While writing, during NaNoWriMo, I needed a few pieces of factual information, but I'd...

This is the first of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener. And today's post is all about annotations. Essentially, there are four options for messaging: 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of these could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all four makes sense. What are annotations? Annotations...