How to use Editrix

Read through a guide on how to effectively use editrix to your maximum advantage and make the most out of the platform.

Welcome to Editrix! Our platform combines the irreplaceable power of human editing skills with the efficiency of AI technology, making editing easy and quick. Here's a simple guide to help you start using Editrix:

Create Your Account: Sign up and upload your document (PDF format). Don't forget to name your file and provide context. For example, you can specify if it's a short story or an academic paper and describe your editing needs, like requesting AI assistance for MLA style copyediting.

Start Editing: Once your file is uploaded, hit the “Edit” button next to your file in the document library. Choose the right AI model for your task from the drop-down menu.

Select Text for Editing: Specify the pages you want to edit by indicating the page range. You can select the entire document or just a part of it.

Use the AI Chatbot: For developmental editing or copyediting, simply type your command in the chat window and press “Enter”. The AI will provide instant editing suggestions.

Developmental Editing: Focus on content and structure. Ask Editrix to check plot consistency, suggest plot outlines, improve character development, restructure complex sentences, or eliminate clichés.

Copyediting: Improve spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use Editrix to find errors, ensure punctuation consistency, and maintain uniform language and formatting.

Save Your Edits: After receiving suggestions, use the “Copy to Editor” button to send your chosen responses to the Notes pane. You can save, format, and organize these notes as needed.

Editrix is your editing partner, handling mechanical tasks like correcting spelling errors and freeing up your time for creative work. Enjoy a streamlined editing experience with Editrix!

Developmental Editing Manual

Let's look at how Edtrix can help you carry out a developmental edit.

In developmental editing the focus is on content and structure. It is a comprehensive and in-depth review of your writing.

Once you have the first draft of your work ready, use Editrix to refine and enhance your writing by focusing on content and structure.

First, when you upload your document, start by providing Editrix with a short introduction of your work. Editrix will be able to give you more tailored suggestions when it knows what your document is about. Make sure to let Editirx know your writing goals and the vision for the book. Also specify your target audience.

Next, use the chatbot by typing in your prompts. Remember to be clear about the feedback you're seeking. Ask follow-up questions or rephrase your prompts to get even more targeted advice. The more specific your instructions, the better the suggestions from Editrix will be.

Here are some examples of prompts you can use to get feedback on the tone and structure of your writing.

“Provide feedback on the introduction of my book.”

“Suggest ways to improve the flow and coherence in the third page of my book.”

“How can I make the conclusion more impactful?”

“Identify instances where my dialogue can be enhanced for a more natural conversation style.”

“Restructure the following section to improve the flow of ideas.”

“Highlight and explain any instances of redundancy in the given text.”

“Offer alternative wording for the following sentence to make it more concise.”

“Identify all instances where the writing lacks clarity.”

You can use Editrix to make sure that the plot is well developed and interesting. Some of the things you can ask are:

“Provide feedback on how the plot/narrative develops.”

“Are there any inconsistencies or contradictions in the plot/narrative?”

“Is the pacing of the plot/narrative appropriate?”

“Does the plot/narrative keep the reader interested?”

“How can I make the plot/narrative more interesting?”

“Do the subplots enhance or distract from the main storyline?”

“Identify any section that digresses from the main plot/narrative.”

Editrix can also help you flesh out the characters in your writing. Use prompts like these to ensure consistent character development.

“Are the main characters well-defined with distinct personalities?”

“Are there any inconsistencies in the portrayal of characters?”

“Are the relationships between characters well developed? How can I make them more authentic?”

“Identify instances where the dialogues and internal thoughts do not effectively reveal character traits and emotions”

You can use the “Copy to Editor” button to move useful suggestions to “Notes” and save them.

Copyediting Manual

Copyediting improves a text's accuracy, clarity, consistency, and correctness. You'll check grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax against style guides like the Chicago Manual of Style. Editrix helps with this, using AI to catch errors before you start editing.

First, upload your file to Editrix and describe the text, including your target audience. This helps Editrix give better advice.

Next, use prompts in the AI chatbot to check your text. Here are examples:

Find all spelling mistakes.

Identify incorrect preposition use.

Check for wrong semicolon usage.

Ensure spellings like “analyse”, “catalyse”, and “paralyse” are consistent.

Check if serial commas are used.

Then, use a style guide to check for consistency. Try these prompts:

Check for date format “[date] [month] [year]”.

List organization names for consistency in spelling and casing.

Look for “president” to check consistent casing.

List all abbreviations for consistency.

Editrix also helps with sentence structure. Use prompts like:

List incomplete sentences.

Find subject-verb disagreements.

For texts with footnotes or endnotes, try these:

Find missing “p.” or “pp.” before page numbers.

Check for consistent order and punctuation in footnotes.

Ensure book and magazine names are italicized in footnotes/endnotes.

Use “Copy to Editor” to move useful suggestions to “Notes” and save them.