About the course

During this mini-course, Scribbr senior editors Shane and Neshika will show you how you can bring your workflow to the next level with one powerful macro: MultiSwitch. You'll discover how it works and how you can apply it to your everyday editing.

Here's what you can expect:

1. Complete the homework assignment.

2. Watch the workshop recording and test drive MultiSwitch along with us.

3. Check out the follow-up resources.

Remember – we're here to support you. If you have any questions as you complete the course, feel free to reach out to the senior editors or post in #tech-tools-tips on Slack! 😊


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    • What's inside? 👀

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    Step 1: Preparation

    • Install MultiSwitch (20 min)

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    Step 2: Workshop

    • Download handouts

    • Follow the workshop (1 hour) 🎥

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    Step 3: Follow-Up Resources

    • Share feedback with us! 🙏

    • MultiSwitch switchlist-building macros

    • Stay in the loop!

What is a mini-course?

With each mini-course, we'll guide you through a deep dive into tech tools you can use to innovate your editing workflow. Each mini-course has three steps.

Step 1: Homework

We'll ask you to complete a short homework assignment, so you'll be fully equipped to follow along and participate during the workshop. For this mini-course, the homework involves reviewing key terms and installing the MultiSwitch macro.

Step 2: Workshop

Next, we'll host a live, hands-on workshop, where we'll show you how these tools work in action. In this particular mini-course, we'll explain how MultiSwitch works. Then, we'll build a switch list and test drive the tool together.

Step 3: Follow-Up Resources

After the workshop, we'll send you home with resources, so you can explore further and incorporate the tools into your editing workflow. You can always reach out and ask us for help as needed. We're here to support you every step of the way!

Scribbr automation series

With our automation series, our goal is to help editors build a strong foundation for understanding automation and its applications for editing. Once you've mastered the basic tools, we'll show you how to layer on new skills step by step. Before you know it, you'll be a calling yourself an automation maven!

Our love for automation runs deep. We've spent years exploring these tools and their power to change the way we edit. By sharing what we've learned – and helping you avoid some of the pitfalls we've encountered ourselves – we hope to strip away the intimidation surrounding the topic of automation and help you not only develop new skills, but also wield them confidently.

👉 Just starting your automation journey?

Ease your way in with our beginner-level automation courses, Optimize Word for Editing and Speed Up Your Editing With Autocorrect.

👉 Ready to see how automation can revolutionize your workflow?

In MultiSwitch: One Tool to Rule Them All we'll show you how you can make infinite substitutions by pressing one key on your keyboard.

In Expand Your Automation Fluency, Scribbr editors put their heads together and discuss how to adopt a "hacker" mindset and layer automation tools to solve practical problems.

👉 Do you have questions or suggestions for future courses?

You can always email me at [email protected] or message me at @samantha on Slack. I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas!