Microsoft Word: Researching, Outlining, Writing and Editing
What you'll learn
- The basics of Microsoft Word 2016 for writers
- How to perform research using Google and maintain a bibliography with Word and how to outline including outlining fiction and non-fiction with Word
- How to write and edit your own work with word including using typing assist, editing and formatting text and defining and applying paragraph styles
- Case studies including creating a blog post, a fictional short story, a non-fiction short essay and a business document
- A copy of Word 2010 or 2016
- A fundamental understanding of your computer
Are you writing a book with Microsoft Word? Are you researching, outlining, writing or editing?
If you're a writer, you write all the time. With that much time spent writing, doesn't it make sense to get to know the editor you use to write just a little better?
Microsoft Word is the chosen standard for professional writers. Odds are you're already using Word. Perhaps you’re using another editor such as Scrivener. In either case, you’ll benefit from knowing how to research, outline, write and edit a manuscript with Microsoft Word and Grammarly.
Fortunately, this video training course provides much more than a casual overview of Word:
All are discussed in detail.
This course explains how to perform Google research while maintaining a bibliography of your sources
This course explains how to set up my optimized Word 2016 writing environment.
This course explains how to outline a fiction or non-fiction manuscript using both Word 2016 and a simple text editor.
This course includes bonus information on self-editing your work using Word 2016 and the free Word Grammarly plug-in
This course demonstrates how to format a manuscript for publication
This course provides separate lectures on using Word to write and outline both fiction and non-fiction.
This course includes projects for you to perform to verify your proficiency with the material presented in each section.
Did you know that hiring a professional to copy edit your book could cost from $300 to $800 depending upon length?
That's a lot of money to have to recoup if you're a self-published author.
Instead, why not learn to self-edit your manuscripts before publication?
In this course, you'll learn a simple to follow five-step plan for copy editing your own work to save hundreds of dollars per manuscript. More specifically, you'll learn:
Difference between content and copy editing
Cost of not copy editing your work
Cost of professional copy editing
Difference between waterfall and spiral editing
Why you should copy edit your work backward
Why you should copy edit your work out loud
How to use the Word Grammarly extension to check your work for grammar, spelling and syntax errors
Why you should draft others to review your work
Following this simple plan, you will save hundreds of dollars while producing flawless manuscripts ready for publication.
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Who this course is for:
- Existing writers looking to refine their writing skills
- Existing writers looking to wishing to optimize their writing environment
- Existing writers looking to learn Microsoft Word 2016
I was born in the middle of the last century in Los Angeles, California. After moving for a time to the Silicon Valley, I graduated from Humboldt State University amid the redwoods of Northern California.
Two weeks after graduation I was working as a computer systems programmer for Lockheed Missiles and Space (LMSC) back in the Silicon Valley. Two months after that and I was married as I have been happy ever since (for 40 years).
After 14 years at Lockheed, I moved from working on IBM mainframes to using PCs running the Unix operating system and encountered a thing called the Internet. Cisco Systems seemed to be the right place to work, so I joined the company as their 650th employee. Eleven years later Cisco had grown to over 20,000 employees.
I retired at the age of 48 and instantly became bored!
Throughout my professional career, I'd always enjoyed both writing and providing technical training. So, I attended creative writing classes at my local junior college and began to write.
I managed to write and self-publish a handful of books, but things didn't take off until my wife, Melanie Jackson, an established author with a New York company, left traditional publishing to join me in self-publishing.
In 10 years, from 2010 to now, Melanie and I have made half-a-million dollars self-publishing well over 100 books. I also managed to record a pair of audiobooks for Amazon and Audible sale.
By 2014, our rapid rise to Kindle fame had already dwindled. I decided to pursue my second passion of giving training presentations.
Since 2014 I've published over 48 online video training courses for training sites such as Udemy and Skillshare. My goal is to provide low-cost high-quality screencast-based educational material focusing on my areas of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I continue to expand my video training catalog while focusing some energy on resurrecting our flagging book sales using various marketing techniques. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.
I currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada, with my lovely wife and Butterscotch the cat.
I'll see you in the classroom,