There’s something valuable to be said about having a fresh set of eyes look at your writing with the objective to improve it before it goes out to the public eye. It’s great to have friends and family involved in editing your work to save money, but with a professional editor, you have the assurance of receiving honest and professional constructive criticism. There are no hard feelings or biases in the process. A professional editor is simply having a relationship with the words on the screen or paper. If you’d like to know more about the added values of hiring a professional to edit your work, or if you’ve considered hiring an editor, then keep on reading this article.
Microsoft Word has a function called Track Changes that is helpful for collaborative projects and editing. I use it often for both writing and editing projects with my clients. I find it makes our work together a lot more engaging. If a client has a question or wishes to suggest changes on a document, then that can be done through using Track Changes. While I’ve been using it for many years within different contexts, I know that there are some people who are unfamiliar with using this function. However, that should not stop them from being a part of the collaborative experience that Track Changes yields. Here are step by step instructions for using three major features of Track Changes: 1) reviewing Track Changes, 2) inserting Track Changes, and 3) Comments.