170 Answered Questions for the topic editing
Editing Microsoft Word
Unsaved edit in word doc
I had a word document that I edited for the past 3 hours. I don’t have auto save or one drive. Is there any way I can get the edited version back because now I only have the original version please... more
How do I ensure my college application sets me apart? What do I need to do to be the strongest college applicant possible?
For students looking for help distinguishing themselves in the college application process, including the Common App, personal statements, supplemental essays, etc.
What's the difference between proofreading and editing?
True or False Statements about MLA format
When given a choice of copyright dates on a Works Cited entry, always choose the first date. The mark of punctuation that most often ends the Works Cited entry is a period. ... more
These questions are about MLA format. Is it true of false statement?
The side margins of a MLA style paper should measure one-half inch. Pagination includes the writer of the paper's last name and the number of the page. In most... more
How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?
I have a longer work that took me a lot of effort to get through, and the moment I finished it, my life went crazy. That was about 6 months ago, and in the intervening time I haven't been able to... more
Extract person from video?
Is there a way to extract a person from a video without having a blue- (or green-)screen?Any software which can do this?
Software for video cut automation / scripting?
I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 ... more
Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?
I am recording 15-minutes videos with my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition. The camera starts a new file every 10 minutes of recording by default. I do not think I can change this in a setting.When I do... more
How to add motion blur in timelapse videos?
I remember watching a video about timelapse photography. There was a moment when the narrator explained that there is a specific trick to make the videos "smoother":- In the timelapse videos which... more
What is it called when sound from next scene begins before the current scene is over?
Sometimes, in films the sound for the next scene will begin while the current scene is still playing.For example, in Episode 3 of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, Arya is washing a corpse for the first... more
Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking?
I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and... more
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size?
I have a video that has 4 up-down-left-right black borders of different sizes. I want to get rid of these black borders so the exported file has the exact size of the cropped area.To do this, I... more
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 super laggy playback?
I don't know how can this be happening, I built a $1500 computer just to edit videos and apparently I can't even edit 1080p properly...Why is Premiere pro struggling with 60fps 1080p videos?... more
What exactly is an editor?
I recently read the assertion that many great works of fiction were chiefly down the contribution of a good editor. I must admit I was a little taken aback by this statement. I had never really... more
Can stories be "revived"?
Has it happened to you that "you're in love" with an idea of yours? Like a core idea that you won't let go no matter what?I heard that people usually write, check and recheck the story they write,... more
Academic books published by university presses: How much expertise do the editors have?
I'm talking about books on specific academic topic, e.g. history of the Aztecs before colonialism, which are published by [university presses](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_press) like... more
APA Citation for a undergrad-level book review?
I'm writing a book review for sociology on the book *Sidewalk* by Mitchell Duneier.This book is the ONLY source for my whole paper. It is the only citation that I am using and the only outside... more
What punctuation to use when a character is writing something down?
I'm trying my hand at editing a friends work, and I've got a little stumped.They wrote the following:> 'Thinks he's the smartest one in the room,' Henry wrote on a piece of paper.(For context,... more
Typography for a book?
I know this must vary based on preference. I haven't gone to school for writing but regardless have started writing a book. I have a few chapters done, and need to start format and editing... more
What are some Que and Clues on 3rd Person POV shift?
I am writing in 3rd person limited POV. I have noticed I have section of text that seem to shift to omniscient. A lot of this happens when I'm forced to tell bits of information to the reader. By... more
What is the correct way to switch dialogue between two or more characters during a conversation without it being confusing for the reader?
When I use dialogue within the stories I write I have a bad habit of writing dialogue after dialogue without indication as to who is talking. An example is when I do this in a story> “Arden!... more