How to Format your Manuscript for Editing and Save

Formatting your manuscript before submitting it for editing

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It’s easy to format your manuscript

This elegantly short and concise information sheet, ‘How to Format your Manuscript before Editing and Save’, gets you started on formatting your manuscript in Microsoft Word. This will help save you editing fees.

By following the simple steps, you will be able to do the setup for page, paragraph, font, and language. The longest instruction is just five steps.

Dos and Don’ts of manuscript formatting

In the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ section, you will find the solution to the most common formatting errors that writers make.

Getting Fancier

Want to go a little further with formatting your manuscript? There is a short section at the end on ‘Getting Fancier’.

Assumptions

The booklet assumes that you are using Microsoft Word as your word processor. Instructions are for the 2010 version. It’s no problem if you are using a different version. The menu options you see may be slightly different from those described, but the instructions can be applied to any version of MS Word.

Want to know how to format your MS for editing and save $$? For just $3.30, download this information sheet and have your manuscript correctly set up within minutes.

Client Testimonial: How to format your manuscript for editing and save

There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Inspired as I was to write a book about my adventurous life, I did so without any difficulty. It was only when I had the manuscript printed that I became aware of the pitfalls of lacking professional formatting skills to ensure the best presentation possible. As my book will be donated as a gift from the heart to an organisation which is very dear to me, I needed to keep costs to a minimum.

My old friend Google provided the answer!

editors4you appeared on my screen with a very reasonable offer to purchase a booklet to give me some guidance in this minefield: How to Format your Manuscript before Editing and Save.

After downloading and reading it with interest and benefitting from the content, I was delighted by Gail’s follow-up email seeking feedback, and her generous offer to help when my typing ineptitude proved to be more than I could contend with. Thank you so much, dear Gail, for your generosity of spirit.—Sandy Stevens