Using Autocorrects and Text Expanders for Efficient Editing

Presenter:   Karin Horler

Length:   1 hour

Language:   English

Level:   Intermediate

Type:   Informational

Member price:   $42

Non-member price:   $70

This session is for editors who would like to use autocorrects and text expanders to edit and query more efficiently. I’ll begin with a collection of best practices and tips for using Word’s AutoCorrect feature and then introduce two applications that enable the use of autocorrection outside of Word: TextExpander and AutoHotkey. I’ll discuss the pros and cons of each, review their features, and demonstrate a few ways you can use them to work more efficiently even outside of Word.



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Karin Horler has more than eighteen years of experience as a freelance editor and proofreader, specializing in academic, medical, and association publishing. Previously, she worked at Cambridge University Press in New York City. She is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing, the American Medical Writers Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and Chicago Women in Publishing. She is the author of the Editorial Freelancers Association booklet Google Docs for Editors.

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