Scrivener and the editing process

Is there any reason that an editor should know how to use Scrivener?

I generally see manuscripts after they’re out of draft but before proofreading. (I’m an editor.) However, I see a lot of talk about Scrivener on this site, and I’d like to know more about what it can do.

I’ve read the developer’s website. I suspect, given the love I see for the program, that this is an oversimplification, but it looks to me like a cross between an outliner, a note organizer, and a word processor.

However, what happens when you have to send the writing off to the editor? Do you compile the project into Word format? What happens when you get changes back? If you want to keep going in Scrivener at that point, can you do so?

I spend a lot of time on the notes I write authors, sometimes explaining why I made a change. (If they don’t like my changes, then at least they know what the problem is.) Is there some way to Scrivener-proof my notations, or is that a non-issue?

via editing – Is Scrivener involved in the editorial process, or is it strictly a writer’s development tool? – Writers – Stack Exchange.

Snapshots and Setting Targets

For those of you who don’t know, Scrivener is a word processor that offers great tools and easy organization for some of the really messy bits of novel writing. I’m sure it’s perfect for other writing, but as I’ve only used it for writing novels, that’s all I know.

A couple weeks ago, Erin Bowman did a piece on Scrivener’s outlining features. Though while I add flourishes like articles, document, and pictures to mine, I happen to use the corkboard in much the same way as she does. I recommend you hop on over and watch her video, you just might find it helpful.

Now, let me tell you about what are presently two of my favourite Scrivener features: Snapshots and Setting Targets.

via Snapshots and Setting Targets.