Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Editing With Your Kindle
This week I've already listened to 7 novels, and noticed numerous errors in each one. (I'm "reading" both traditionally published and indie published books). These errors got me thinking, this Kindle text-to-speech device should be a part of every writer's editing process. I even include screenwriters in this.
After all of the editing, copy editing and critiques, have your Kindle "read" your novel/script to you. When you hear a mistake, stop the reading and type the sentence into the FIND feature of your word processing software. (it'll be too difficult to try to figure out the page from the Kindle to the document) When you find the sentence, you can fix it. Or you can just track all of the errors and fix the manuscript all at once.
To put your manuscript on the Kindle, save it as a .doc and email it to your Kindle email. Once the document is uploaded, listen to it via the text-to-speech function under the font button.
Try it, and see how many errors your Kindle catches for you. Hopefully it's zero, because it's edited perfectly already.
I wonder, has anyone thought of this as an editing tool before?
at 10:06 AM