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PerfectIt Pro 3 for Proofreading: New Features (from Tech Tools for Writers website)

PerfectIt Pro 3 for Proofreading: New Features (from Tech Tools for Writers website) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

PerfectIt Pro, a popular copyediting and proofreading tool, has been updated to include new and improved features. Many excellent features—such as the style sheet builder—remain, but new features add even more value to this proofreading favourite...

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C.K. MacLeod, the author of Tech Tools for Writers website, reviews the new features of PerfectIt Pro 3.

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New features in TransTools 3.6: Correctomatic – versatile QA tool for correcting words and phrases

New features in TransTools 3.6: Correctomatic – versatile QA tool for correcting words and phrases | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

TransTools v.3.6 has been released.

 

Correctomatic is a new quality assurance tool designed to search documents for words/phrases defined in correction lists and correct them quickly and easily. You can use it to check and enforce consistency with a style guide, apply a specific language variant (e.g., American or British English) across a document, find potential errors that are difficult to detect with a spellchecker, enforce a specific preferential spelling of a word, find potential translation errors, etc. This versatile tool should be useful for translators, proofreaders, copywriters, etc.

 

Improvements and bug fixes were made in Multiple Replace, Unbreaker and Document Cleaner (TransTools for Word).

 

For more information, go to http://www.translatortools.net/news/features_v3.6.html

 

Download the new version at http://www.translatortools.net/download.html

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Using word lists generated with TextSTAT for proofreading (by Louise Harnby)

Like so many of my proofreading colleagues, I never rely on my eye alone. One of my favourite tools is TextSTAT. Actually, it wasn’t created with the proofreader or editor in mind. Rather, the program was designed to enable users to analyse texts for word frequency and concordance. However, I use it to generate, very quickly, simple alphabetized word lists. Time and again those word lists have flagged up potential problems that I need to check in a proofreading project...

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Louise Harnby explains how to use TextSTAT software (http://neon.niederlandistik.fu-berlin.de/en/textstat/) for generating word lists to be used in proofreading documents.

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Computer tools for proofreaders (by Paul Beverley)

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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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Consistency Checker app for Office 2013 and Google Docs (by Intelligent Editing)

Consistency Checker app for Office 2013 and Google Docs (by Intelligent Editing) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

To make the best impression, it's important to make sure your document is free from consistency mistakes. Consistency Checker scans your text for:

- Hyphenation inconsistencies

- Numbers that are both spelled out and appear in digits

- Spelling variations

- Compound words

- Abbreviations in two forms

 

Consistency Checker produces a list of items to check that sits next to your document so you can search for, and quickly fix, any errors that it finds.

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This new application by Intelligent Editing, author of PerfectIt, scans the document for a number of common types of inconsistencies and produces a list of things for you to correct.

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What’s new in PerfectIt 3? (by Wendy Toole)

What’s new in PerfectIt 3? (by Wendy Toole) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it
PerfectIt 3, a new, updated version of the software, has just been launched by Intelligent Editing. Wendy Toole looks at what the new version has to offer.
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Wendy Toole, member of Socienty for Editors and Proofreaders, reviews the recently released version 3 of PerfectIt software. For another review, go here: http://blog.editors.ca/?p=2762

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Right on time! Can't wait to try it, now that I am so excited about and busy with text revision and editing!

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How to use spell check in Word 2007 and Word 2010 (from LibroEditing blog)

How to use spell check in Word 2007 and Word 2010 (from LibroEditing blog) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it
In this article we're going to talk about using the spell checker function in Word, including how to find it, how to use it, and when not to believe it. This article works with Word 2007 and Word 2...
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This post provides a detailed explanation of the Spell Check feature in Word 2007 and 2010 and contains a number of useful tips and answers to some common issues associated with this feature. If you have Word 2013, read this post: http://libroediting.com/2014/10/15/how-to-use-spell-check-in-word-2013/

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Check out new exciting features and improvements in Verifika 1.8 (from Verifika blog)

Check out new exciting features and improvements in Verifika 1.8 (from Verifika blog) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

The new version of Verifika, version 1.8, adds a number of new features, one new check, and a number of improvements.

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Massive One Day Sale on PerfectIt add-in for Microsoft Word – Save 50%

PerfectIt is a Word add-in that helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps make the best first impression.


For the next 24 hours, you can get 50% off the price of PerfectIt 2.2. To claim your 50% discount, order on or before Wednesday April 16th using coupon code 'ProZMassiveOneDaySale'.

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PerfectIt is a great software product for proofreading documents written mostly in English, although a number of checks can work with any language. Intelligent Editing offers a 50% discount on all PerfectIt licenses for April 15 and 16. Save as much as 50 USD during this sale.

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Abbreviation List app for Office 2013 and Google Docs (by Intelligent Editing)

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Abbreviation List application checks for abbreviations that are:

- Not Defined
- Used before they are defined
- Defined two ways
- Defined the same way twice
- Spelled out after they're defined

 

Abbreviation List produces a list of items to check that appears next to your document. You can use that to insert a Table of Abbreviations, as well as to search for, and quickly fix, any errors that it finds.

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This new application from Intelligent Editing, author of PerfectIt, produces a list of abbreviations that need to be checked in your document.

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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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