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How to Use the Collaboration Tool
How to Use the Collaboration Tool

Using the Chapterly Collaboration Tool will help authors get team feedback and help with designing, editing, and proofreading a book.

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Chapterly Collaboration

Teamwork makes the dream work! Chapterly makes it easy to collaborate with friends, family, colleagues, editors, proofreaders, authors, and publishers to get valuable feedback on your book at no cost to you. You can invite other people to view your work in the process of writing your book by sending an email invitation that the new user can accept in Chapterly. User permissions such as commenting, highlighting, or even editing the main text can be set for each person reviewing your book. Every suggestion a user submits does not need to be used. It’s important to look for patterns in the user feedback. If more than one user submits the same or similar feedback, then it may be flagging a valid issue that needs to be reviewed. You can also reply to comments from other users in the Chapterly app.

How to Invite a User to Chapterly for Feedback

To add a new collaboration user to your book, please log in to the Chapterly App. Select the book that you want to collaborate with another user from the Library on the Dashboard. Click on the ellipse icon {…} at the top right-hand corner of the screen and then select, “Collaboration Settings.”

Enter the user's email address in the Collaboration Settings dialogue box. Then click the dropdown arrow next to the email address and select the user permission options of either, “Can Edit” or “Can comment and suggest.” An email invitation is sent to the new user. Click on “Done” to close the collaboration dialogue box.

You will be notified when a user accepts an invitation or makes an edit, comment, or suggestion in the notification center located at the bottom of the dashboard, and also via email.

When the user accepts the collaboration invitation they are automatically redirected to create a new login for your book. Once logged in the user can edit, comment, or make suggestions depending on the permissions that you set for them. You can see the collaborated participators that are added to your book at the top right-hand side of the page when you have selected any part of the manuscript of the book.

Happy Writing!

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