Back in the days of meeting face-to-face, workshop participants would typically bring along their printed and marked-up copies of the works to be discussed. After the session ended, we would give our markups to the writer. Now, in the Zoom era, we need another method to accomplish the same end result.
When you send your comments and suggestions to a fellow writer, you are providing them with valuable notes on your particular reader experience. Praise is always welcome but constructive criticism is much more valuable. Obvious things like typos and style suggestions can be easily highlighted, extra words can be struck out, and comments can be added in the sidebar if you take the time to learn how to do this digitally. Then, you can save your marked up document and email it to the author. But always remember to be kind…
How-To Annotate on Google Docs
How-To Annotate in Acrobat Reader DC
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How-To Annotate in Microsoft Word
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iAnnotate for iPad and iPhone
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