A little over 40 years ago my mother, a commercially published writer of serial love stories, radio show continuity, and a series of historical radio episodes on Indiana history passed away. She left me with a very long manuscript of a historical fiction Civil War novel. She had tried to get it published unsuccessfully. I am now revising it with the hope of publication. I joined this forum in an attempt to get advice on several aspects of rewriting and revising a novel. She had written it on an Underwood manual typewriter (she lived before the computer age, but she was good for 60 or 70 wpm). I am retired now and have time to put all the words into Microsoft Word. I have not commercially published but have done quite a bit of technical writing in the engineering field.