Tracked: When Track Changes Drives You Bonkers

by Ali McCart When I first discovered Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature, I was in my first week of grad school. The professor of my book editing class had handed out directions on how to turn on Track Changes, and I was eager to get home to my desktop computer to...

Watch Your Language—Even if It’s Blue

by Kristen Hall-Geisler Last year I wrote and independently published a book, my first to see the light of day and sit on bookshelves real and virtual. It is called Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self, a title I workshopped. My marketing...

Ask Indigo: Six Steps to Sanity

Dear Indigo, What’s a systematic way to approach a finished manuscript for revision so that you’re not overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work to be done . . . and you get the sheer amount of work to be done actually done? Sincerely, Overwhelmed in Sacramento —-...

Ask Indigo

Dear Indigo,  I’m a writer with a lot of questions about editing and the publishing process:  * Will an editor looking for typos also let me know if something is wrong with my story structure? * What can I do to give my independently published, or self-published, book...