April Michelle Davis - The Magic of Macros

Guest: NAIWE’s Executive Director April Michelle Davis

The more publishing professionals can do to increase efficiency in the writing, editing, or proofreading process, the more valuable they are to publishers and clients, and the more they can earn. Get the scoop on creating and using macros in Word to make your workflow faster, more efficient, more accurate, and more productive.

Here’s what you can expect to learn in this class:

  • The complexities of Microsoft Word
  • How to increase your hourly rate by speeding up your editing process
  • How to use wild cards
  • How to write, edit, and combine macros
  • How to combine macros

Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes


April Michelle Davis is the executive director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors and the founder of Editorial Inspirations. She has a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Messiah College, as well as certificates in editing, book publishing, and professional editing. April Michelle has presented sessions on what an editor does and the steps to becoming an editor, tips for and the benefits of working with an editor, indexing, macros, grammar, marketing, and Microsoft Word at the Be a Better Freelancer conference, Randolph-Macon College, Northern Virginia Community College, the Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, RavenCon, the Hanover Book Festival, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Copyediting newsletter, Editorial Inspirations’ trainings, and NAIWE.

April Michelle has shared insights by contributing to several books: When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined, Ease into Writing, The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing, and Juggling on a High Wire: The Art of Work–Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed.

April Michelle has taken her role full circle by becoming a published author: A Guide for the Freelance Indexer, Choosing an Editor: What You Need to Know, and A Princess in Disguise.

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