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Learn to Make the Most of Word

Do you even know what you don’t know? I didn’t!

I spent years, stumbling onto functions and tools in Word, then searching for hours to find out how to use them; skipping through long videos to find the 2 minutes that answered my question; wrapping my head around how what they said might apply to the publishing tasks and workflow.

There is an easier way!

That’s why I wrote Editing in Word. It might look like a book, but it’s really a self-study multimedia course tailored precisely to how editors can use Word to make it less painful and make their editing more effective and efficient.

And now there are two courses for editors with open start times. Learn what you want, when you need it, on your schedule and at your own pace:

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These materials cut right to the chase, and show how these tools are used in the editing workflow for best practices in a publishing environment.

You don’t need Word 365 to follow these materials. There’s little variety across the versions of Word.

Both Mac and Windows instructions are provided in the lessons and in the video demos.

Got a gnarly Word problem? Submit your problem and we’ll try to answer it in the Q&A thread.

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Editing in Word — 2016 and 2019 Resources

Completely updated and vastly expanded edition coming February 2022!

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This excellent book on Microsoft Word that’s written specifically for editors. It includes step-by-step video tutorials that illustrate the skills the book goes over. I learned much more practical information about using Word effectively and efficiently as an editor in this book than in the copyediting certificate I just finished. It’s already paid for itself many times over in saved time. Highly recommend.

Michelle Bourbonniere of

You read, you see, you learn, and then you do. There’s no better way to ensure it’s all sunk in. …This course is rammed with useful and actionable tips on how to get stuff done and in ways that respect your preferences. …Montgomerie takes the stress away via accessible walkthroughs that even the most tech-nervous of nellies will be able to follow.

 Louise Harnby (read the full review)

I can highly recommend this self-study workbook from Adrienne Montgomerie. I’ve been editing in Word for more than five years and I picked up new tips and ways of working every time I opened this guide for a session. Still refer back to it now (my brain is the non-tech-retention type!). The beauty of this as a Word resource is that it’s written with editorial professionals in mind, so all the content was relevant to my working life.

Cally Worden

I consider myself a pretty advanced user of Word, but reading this book helped me pinpoint the areas where I could speed up my current editing workflow.

Denise Foster (read the full review)
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Editing in Word 365 — 2016 and 2019 Resources

To access the support website, select the edition below.

To peek inside the book or purchase your copy, visit the Lulu book store. Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

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2nd Edition 
ISBN 978-1-7750457-1-7


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1st Edition
ISBN 978-1-7750457-0-0


These resource pages are for those who purchased the self-study workbook. Click on the edition you have to make sure that the page numbers are correct.

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