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Inspector skills on parade! The Inspector panel have five icons. The most recent two blogposts in this Inspector Skills series have covered items 1, 2 and 3. 1 Notes and  3 Metadata in the Inspector Skills: Metadata post 2 bookmarks in the Inspector Skills: Bookmarks post This post looks at the last two icons. 4 Snapshots 5 Comments and Footnotes Snapshots Snapshots is another one of those tools you can live without until you discover...

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...

Comments are my post-it notes This blog post is one of a series about how you might process your first draft. Many of the features are also useful later in the editing process! Why post comments in Scrivener? While reading or listening to your first draft, it's impossible - at that precise moment - to fix everything that you realise needs attention. Instead, you need to leave yourself messages and come back to...

This is the third of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener Aand today's post is all about comments. 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 comments? Comments...