Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache?

Rachael is one of the tireless workers for all Writers and her blog is one to be visited and then followed.
Here is some information which quite frankly is pure gold.
If you are looking to send your work off…..read, watch, listen and learn

Rachael Ritchey

One thing that I’ve learned over time is that there are some specific (though not set in stone) requirements to the formatting of a manuscript.

How it looks and how it works do matter!

In my time as a book formatter, I’ve also learned that there are a wide variety of ways to incorrectly format a manuscript. The problems start back at the very beginning, and that’s why I think it’s important for us authors to learn how to format the most basic parts of our works in progress so that our editor doesn’t have to waste any time fixing things we could have done ourselves.

Formatting basics

  • page size
  • margins
  • font
  • indentations
  • hard returns
  • page breaks
  • scene breaks
  • chapter headers
  • and page headers

When we are properly formatting these items ahead of time our editors don’t have to stop and fix them…

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