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NEG | Macros 101: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest Editors Guild

Are macros a mystery to you? Amy J. Schneider long ago discovered that macros are marvelous, and yes, even magical, tools that editors can use to increase efficiency and accuracy. She’ll provide a brief overview of why they help you work smarter not harder, and then she’ll demystify how they do it.

You’ll learn how to record macros, how to view them in the Visual Basic editor, and how to save them to a template. Schneider will then share several of her favorite and most commonly used simple macros.

Amy J. Schneider, owner of Featherschneider Editorial Services (, has been a full-time freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 1995. Her editorial experience includes college textbooks, trade non fiction, university press books, and best-selling fiction in a variety of genres. Schneider has presented at numerous professional editorial conferences nationwide, hosted virtual mentoring sessions on, and presented copyediting fiction webinars for the EFA. She’s also written feature articles for ACES, EFA, copyediting newsletters, and blogged for An American Editor.

When she’s not working in the soft glow of her four-monitor desktop, Schneider enjoys running, singing, and teaching her springer spaniels to do silly tricks (not all at the same time).

This meeting is free to attend and open to everyone. Please register for free below to receive the meeting details, or logged-in members can find the details on this page.

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