We get it. Scrivener can look a little scary at first. Maybe you don’t know where to start or are hesitant to leave the comfort zone of Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Just in time for Jami Attenberg's #1000wordsofsummer, an online community writing challenge that begins June 4, join us for an introduction to Scrivener. We’ll cover the platform's benefits over traditional word-processing programs and offer a short tutorial. Think of Scrivener as your writing project’s ultimate Trapper Keeper. Fear not! At any time, you can compile a Scrivener draft into a traditional word-processing document with a quick click. We’ll take the “scaries" out of Scrivener so that you can navigate your writing, research, and notes with ease.
Jennifer Chesak is a freelance journalist and manuscript editor. She teaches copyediting and media studies in the publishing program at Belmont University and operates Wandering in the Words. Her business helps authors polish their manuscripts for sending to literary agents or for independent publishing. She also shuttles authors through the self-publishing process, from first draft to physical copies. Chesak earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School and draws on more than two decades of experience as a journalist and editor across the fields of broadcast, print, and online. Her byline as a medical journalist, editor, and fact-checker appears in several national publications, including Washington Post, Prevention, Healthline, Verywell, Health, Greatist, Real Simple, The Daily Beast, Runner's World, and more. She is also the managing editor of the literary magazine SHIFT. In her free time, Chesak is an avid reader, runner, and gardener.