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A Word Macro for Processing Plain Text

If you’re like me, sometimes you like to write in a plain text editor or on an iPad app, but the end result needs to be styled appropriately in Microsoft Word.[1] Here are some things I do when doing that: Search & replace all double spaces with single spaces. Replace all double-dashes (–) with em-dashes

Passive Voice Words, Highlighting them in Word

My very patient friend, Minerva Zimmerman, is working with me to revise, or as I like to say, unfuck a short story I’m working on. Her and the other alpha readers I handed the story to complained about my passive voice. This amuses me, because I catch the passive voice in others’ work, but not