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Computer tools for proofreaders (by Paul Beverley)

Computer tools for proofreaders (by Paul Beverley) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it
Thanks to developments in technology, there are numerous tools available for editors. Computer tools, or macros, can also help proofreaders.
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Paul Beverley lists some tools which may be useful to proofreaders, including special Microsoft Word macros for finding inconsistencies, such as inconsistencies in hyphenation, proper case, etc.

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Macro Chat: Spelling – a whole new approach (by Paul Beverley)

Macro Chat: Spelling – a whole new approach (by Paul Beverley) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it
Using macros can speed up the work of a proofreader or an editor, and can help to improve the consistency of the work you do. They offer speed and attention to detail (they don’t get bored and miss...
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In this guest post, Paul Beverley introduces a new approach to spellchecking with a collection of useful macros he developed. His editing macros are available at: http://www.archivepub.co.uk/book.html

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How to batch convert .doc files to .docx (by Emma Goldsmith)

How to batch convert .doc files to .docx (by Emma Goldsmith) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

There are a couple of good reasons for converting .doc files to .docx before translating them in Trados Studio. I’ll explain why later. If you’ve got just one file to convert, it’s simple to open it in Word and save it as .docx. But how can you batch convert a group of files all at the same time?

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Emma Goldsmith explains why it is worthwhile to convert DOC files to DOCX format before translating in SDL Trados Studio (and, actually, many other CAT tools), and provides a time-saving macro that can be used to batch-convert DOC files to DOCX format.

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Proofreading macros: one handy file (by Louise Harnby)

If you've not yet used macros to complement your beady eye when you're proofreading, you might like to take a look at my colleague Paul Beverley's handy ProofingPack .  The file contains eighteen...
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Louise Harnby shares links to Microsoft Word macros (developed by Paul Beverley) for proofreaders / copyeditors.

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