Tips and Tricks: Clever Ways with Word Toolbars (June 2017)

by Margie Beilharz

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NSW editor Hilary Cadman, an MS Word tools and add-ins guru and trainer, has some brilliant suggestions in her recent blog post ‘Making the most of the QAT’.

‘The what?’ you might ask.

She’s talking about the ‘quick access toolbar’ in MS Word.

By default, this toolbar (which usually sits just above the ribbon) has only a couple of items, such as Save and Undo. You can add other commands you use frequently (or ones you consistently have trouble finding on ribbons or menus etc.)

One of Hilary’s suggestions is to add the current style. Here it is in my toolbar:

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How Much Does an Editor Cost? (January 2017)

by Susan Pierotti AE

How much does an editor cost? It depends on what sort of editing a client is wanting, how big the job is, whether there is special formatting, whether the editing is on-screen or on paper and if English is not the author’s mother tongue – all these factors affect how long the job will take, and therefore the cost.

Also, if a client has a very short deadline and the editor will be working nights and/or weekends to get a job done (and possibly push back other clients), there may be an extra ‘rush’ charge to compensate.

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