Editing aid.

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  1. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 13 months ago

    First of all, I could barely find the forum, I don't even know if I'm there now. I can no longer see any of you, which makes me feel like I am just sort of floating somewhere in cyberspace. If anyone can see and hear me, I have a question.

    I finishing a book and I am writing it in Google docs which I like. The problem is bringing an editing tool like Grammarly, or whatever it is I am now using. (My memory is not so good, it took me five minutes to remember the word, "Hubpages.") Anyway, so far the editing software, or whatever it is I'm using, not only freezes my computer, but it takes days to edit each page and I'm losing MY MIND!!! I would happily download software, even at a cost, I just don't know of any good ones. I checked reviews, but it was all so confusing. People said Scrivener was very complicated. The thing is, I don't need a place to write, I have that with google docs. And I don't want to highlight, cut and paste and move 22 times. I just want something that tells me to take a comma out, put a semicolon in, to add an e and take out a hyphen type of thing... a robot editor. And yes, I realize that, had I paid attention in high school, I would not be in this mess, and yet here I am. Mea Culpa. sad

  2. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago

    I can see you! [waves] smile

    Try this: https://prowritingaid.com/

    You don't need Scrivener if it's already written - although I use it for all my writing. I couldn't manage without it.

    Grammarly's not my favourite, but I did have a subscription to prowritingaid for a year. I think it's just what you want.

    An alternative is to hire a professional editor via CraigsList or similar.

    Congrats on finishing your book.

  3. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 13 months ago

    Thank you, theraggededge!

    Prowritingaid is actually what I am using now in place of grammarly. They do not seem to be capable of handling more than 5 pages at a time and even then they freeze my computer to the point that a typewriter would be an improvement. That's why I was wondering if there was one that could manage a completed novel (approx. 106k words) if I paid for it.

    I would LOVE to hire an editor, but I worry the book will be lucky to make $75 and with that scale an editor might be overkill.

    1. Solaras profile image95
      Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Wonderful to see you Beth.  Forums have been dull without you.

      1. Power Cooker Lady profile image60
        Power Cooker Ladyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        It’s so nice to see you too! I hardly see any of the “old folks” around here. smile

        1. Solaras profile image95
          Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Will Apse drops by every now and then  as does Marissa Writes (She sold her old account and opened a new one).

          1. Sed-me profile image81
            Sed-meposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Will Apse, the bobble-capped Englishman. I always enjoyed his sense of humor tremendously.

            How does one sell their account? Who bought it? That's amazing news. I didn't even know it was possible to do that.

  4. ziyena profile image95
    ziyenaposted 13 months ago

    I've a Prowritingaid subscription for 2 years now.  You're right about the freezing issue.  That's why I use the online platform with copy & paste method.  That's not for everyone, but it works for me.  Happy with it

  5. Power Cooker Lady profile image60
    Power Cooker Ladyposted 13 months ago

    So you’re saying you copy and paste chapter by chapter. I may have to return to that method. You’d think once we’d put a man on the moon it would all be down hill from there.

  6. Power Cooker Lady profile image60
    Power Cooker Ladyposted 13 months ago

    Huh, I’d forgotten I had this account. I signed on thru fb. Here’s a new question: how do you close an unwanted hubpages account? Lol

  7. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 13 months ago

    Hi Beth! I don't have an answer to your question. Just wanted to say nice to see you. smile

    1. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Janis! I like your new pic. It looks good! It's good to see you too! smile

      1. janshares profile image97
        jansharesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

  8. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    Hello!!! I am glad you found our forum.
    I combine Grammarly (paid) and Prowriting (free). I am happy with this system. My clients seem to like it, too.
    For my books, I get several people to look them over.

    1. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I went ahead and paid for the premium prowriter, but it behaved the same way as the free version. When I asked them about it they said they aren't set up to work with chromebook, even when cutting and pasting chapter by chapter. SO ANNOYING! Ugh! Grammarly seems to have the same exact problem so I'm not sure what I will do yet. I do not plan to hire an editor because I don't expect to make any money back. (sad face)

  9. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 13 months ago

    We won't see Marisa here anymore. She emailed me in December to let me know she'd deleted her second account. She said her heart just wasn't into HP anymore. She was persuaded by TimeTraveler2 to stay, but when she passed Marisa simply didn't feel the need or desire to stay with HP, so she deleted her account and moved on.

    1. Solaras profile image95
      Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I am sorry to hear that.  Seems to be the way with a number of people who were very active at one time in the forums.  I often wonder how things are working out for Paradigm Search, Writer Fox, Relache, Mark Ewbie, Dale Hyde, Crazy Horses Ghost and others that are not springing to mind right now.  Seems like the Squidoo absorption killed the forums.

      1. Sed-me profile image81
        Sed-meposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I am friends with Mark Ewbie on facebook, but I don't know how he's doing. I have my settings set to maybe 5 people and some organizations I follow. I'm so reclusive I'm not even sure how I got those 5 people on there. I think facebook is just trying to force me to try. I could really use some vitimin D at this point. smile

        1. Solaras profile image95
          Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          He is not very active on FB either.  I looked him up, and I think he makes 1 post a year. lol.  He had one of his works in an Atlanta Pizzeria,; I looked for it the last time I was there, but I think they changed ownership and it is gone.  Everything that made Fellini's pizza Fellini's is gone, including the pizza. Sad.

          1. Sed-me profile image81
            Sed-meposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Wow, that's really exciting. I wish I could have seen it. He's very talented.

    2. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Brave Warrior, that's a shame, but you gotta do what you gotta do. She will find success anywhere she goes.

 
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