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Scrivener Tutorial for Mac by Gwen Hernandez (February 2014)

Best utilize Scrivener for what you write and the way you write

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  • 4 Live Classes
  • 20 Documents
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Course Highlights

  • Thorough step-by-step lessons accompanied with screenshots
  • Regular LIVE classes to clarify your doubts & questions
  • Guidance for a sample project during the course itself

About the Course

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description

Are you in the writing business? Need to write a book, article, report, business brief etc.? Confused how to assemble your research, ideas and notes into one unified structure?


There is finally a solution for this problem: Scrivener. What does it do? It is a content generation engine that helps you focus on the one and only thing that is important for the writing process: composing and structuring long and difficult documents. It does that with the help of multiple project management tools that combine with its word processing ability to provide you the perfect writing solution.

But where do I come into the picture? It’s simple: I teach you how to harness the power of this wonderful tool in the best possible manner. The ‘Scrivener for MAC’ course would help you master this application in every possible way, and in the process, ensure that your writing productivity increases manifold.

In short, this course will teach you how to best utilize Scrivener for what you write and the way you write.

This is a five week course starting February 24, 2014

What does the course teach?

This is an all-in-one Scrivener course that will help you understand how to store everything you need for your writing project in one place: images, reference materials, web pages, notes, outlines, and more. You’ll also be able to export partial and complete manuscripts for e-book, print, or any common file type.

Some of the things you’ll be able to do after the course:
  • Learn to navigate the interface and understand important terms
  • Learn how to move, rename, split, merge, and group files
  • Understand snapshots and when to use them
  • Create, apply, and search for keywords
  • Discover how to find anything in your project with advanced search techniques
  • Set up full screen composition mode for distraction-free writing
  • Track your goals and progress
  • Work with annotations, comments, and footnotes
  • Compile (export) your manuscript to e-book, print, and common file types
  • Customize your writing environment, including Labels, full screen, the binder, and project templates


From the teacher’s desk on how will this course work?

I traditionally post tutorials in PDF/DOC format (asynchronous materials) around 9am on weekdays, and then check in for questions several times throughout the day (between 9am-9pm, 7 days a week). My plan for this new format is to offer several live classes each week, at varying times, to answer student questions. We will have at least 4 LIVE classes (with possibility of additional sessions). All live classes will be recorded and made available for access. You would be getting access to at least 20 documents for this course.

My time zone is Eastern Standard (Washington, D.C., USA).
Course Duration: Five week course starting February 24, 2014

Course Content Index:

The following is a list of skills you learn with this course:

  • Creating a new project
  • Understanding the interface and terminology
  • Working with documents and folders
  • Binder features
  • The Inspector
  • The Editor
  • Working in and customizing Full Screen mode
  • Annotations, comments, and footnotes
  • Other features and settings to personalize your experience
  • Tracking progress and project statistics
  • The Corkboard
  • The Outliner
  • Search and replace
  • Saved searches and collections
  • Snapshots
  • Compiling (exporting) your project
  • Custom project templates
  • Document templates
  • Backups, syncing with other computers, and getting help

About the Instructor

Gwen Hernandez
Northern Virginia, United States

Gwen Hernandez has been teaching Scrivener online classes since early 2011, and has been providing “how-to” posts on her website since 2009. She also wrote a book on the topic: Scrivener For Dummies, published by Wiley. She got a Master of Science in Industrial and Technical Studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2005, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from University of Arizona in 1995. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management, and was a 2011 Golden Heart® Finalist.
Gwen is the author of ‘Scrivener For Dummies’ (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Aug 2012, ISBN 9781118312476).
She lives in Northern Virginia, USA.

Ms. Hernandez knows her subject thoroughly and communicates succinctly. I enjoy her written and video teaching on WizIQ. Learning a lot!

Kimberley J Suozzo

Hi Gwen,

I am so looking fwd to this course. I live in San Diego will you please let me know in advance about the dates and ties for the live session so I can plan in advance to be available.

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