Mystery Novels And Other Fiction
The Trade of Writing
Several years ago I began using PageFour for working on manuscripts (apart from the every day standard tool MS Word). Then Scrivener for Windows became available, and I began to write with it for a while. However, I returned to PageFour as it was more intuitive for my writing habits.
Later on, the same company released SmartEdit Writer as the long awaited successor of PageFour, and I jumped to it. This nifty writer software is specifically designed for novelists and short story writers, but works just fine for non-fiction writers as well. Right down my alley.
Even more so, as the former stand alone version of SmartEdit is now an integrated part of SmartEdit Writer. This is the perfect combination to correct your manuscript from within the writer tool without losing your thought process. It gives SmartEdit Writer an advantage I don't want to miss anymore.
Same goes for the Word Add-In SmartEdit for Word. It's my indispensable editing tool to clean up final drafts, and its upgrade option to SmartEdit Pro allows me heavy duty work for professional editing.
I have earned my experience during years working in a corporate environment, filled with editing, writing, and in-house publishing under tight deadlines. Yet, over the last few years of my freelancer life, I longed more and more for writing my own fiction too instead of just polishing up other writers' manuscripts.
Finally I decided to be on both sides of the fence. Not only to polish other writer's manuscripts, but to write fiction and to publish under my own name as well. Next in line is a mystery series, with the first book most likely ready some time late fall. The final date depends on other editors' schedules, and their availability as well. Now it's on me to avoid writer's tunnel vision, and to work with editors. I'll keep everybody informed about the progress. Stay tuned.
Meet the Writer
I chose the engineering path as part of my education, and specialized in electronics and aviation. Working for airlines exposed me more to American English. So I spent a small fortune on perfecting it at Berlitz, and it was my prevailing language from then on.
We decided to settle in Malta [Mediterranean], and consider this our 'home' for the time being. I am registered as a freelance writer here in Malta.
Tools for Writers
Android apps for personal use
or business. Google Play.
• Creating user friendly manuals on request [PDF].
• Polishing AI generated manuscript translations [En/De].
The latter has been introduced due to the rising use of AI to translate even complete manuscripts from one language to another. However, no matter how good the result of a computer generated translation is, it always needs skillful polishing afterwards.
One of my clients refers to is as an 'AI-translation-fixer-upper'. I think this hits the nail on the head.
Please feel free to contact me for more information. I will work with you, and give your manuscript always priority over my writing.
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