PerfectIt Webcast Series

Cost: Free for ACES members/$75.00 for nonmembers

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Checking Consistency: How to Use PerfectIt for Faster and Better Results (for beginners)

No one became an editor because they like checking for consistency of hyphenation and capitalization. Thankfully, there is a faster way to do it! Thousands of editors around the world use PerfectIt to fix these small details so they can focus on the work that matters.

PerfectIt is an add-in for Word that speeds up checking while still leaving editors in control of every decision. This webinar is primarily for complete beginners who have never used PerfectIt before. It will cover what the software can and cannot find, with an overview of all the styles and checks that it can run. It will show how suggestions vary by location, and every location and suggestion needs to be checked for context. It’s open for users on Mac or PC.

Enforcing House Styles: Customizing PerfectIt for Advanced Users


Spending hours checking that every detail conforms to a style manual is time-consuming and it can distract you from the most important work of substantive editing. There is an easier way! This webinar will show how you can use PerfectIt to select a style sheet, build your own custom style sheet, and check your preferences. The session will explain how to use PerfectIt’s advanced functionality. It will focus on custom styles and custom checking. It will show how you can share style sheets with colleagues and how you can set up a different style sheet for each client and every style that you work with. This will be an advanced workshop that is primarily for editors who already use PerfectIt on a PC with Windows.


Editors Can Be Educators: Using PerfectIt to Lift the Quality of Writing at Your Organization

People resent being corrected. No one wants to hear that words they’ve used their whole lives are offensive to company stakeholders. So how can you raise the standard of writing in your organization if people don’t want to hear about it? They may not want a co-worker to tell them, but people respond differently to software. Mishandling company branding, use of technical terms, and sensitive language are just some of the errors you can build into PerfectIt. Building your style manual into PerfectIt helps colleagues learn how to write at your organization without feeling scolded. When they send you better text, your own edits will be more effective too.


About the presenter:

Daniel Heuman is the creator of PerfectIt and the CEO and founder of Intelligent Editing. His software is used by thousands of editors around the world. In addition to ACES, he has given workshops at editing societies that include SfEP, Editors Canada and SENSE.

Course Details

PerfectIt Webcast Series03:00:00
Checking Consistency: How to Use PerfectIt for Faster and Better Results (for beginners) 01:00:00
Enforcing House Styles: Customizing PerfectIt for Advanced Users 01:00:00
Editors Can Be Educators: Using PerfectIt to Lift the Quality of Writing at Your Organization 01:00:00
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