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When Your Editor Returns Your Manuscript (Using Track Changes)

Virtually all professional editors use Track Changes in Microsoft Word. This enables you to easily see all the changes they made to your manuscript and accept or reject each change.
The following instructions are based on my version of Microsoft Word (Microsoft Word 7); there might be slight variations with other versions:
1. On your screen (in Word), you’ll see a blue strip at the top: “File,” “Home,” “Insert,” etc. The 8th option is “Review.” Click that.
2. A gray toolbar drops down: The first section, titled “Proofing,” contains “Spelling & Grammar,” “Thesaurus,” “Word Count,” etc. The fifth section is “Tracking.” A drop-down menu titled “All Markup” is at the top right.
Click the drop-down menu and choose “All Markup” to see all your editor’s insertions, deletions, etc. To see a “clean” copy of the edited manuscript, choose “No Markup.”“Simple Markup” gives you a clean copy (no deletions and additions in the text) with your editor’s comments in the margins.
3. Immediately to the ri…