Some good information here, but note – this publisher is in Australia (I think) so the quote and line spacing thing is different than in the US.
In general, you don’t have to do any formatting to your manuscript if you plan on having someone else format it for you. They can do all that. You just concentrate on creating a great story! 🙂
What You Need to Know!
This isn’t about how to format. It’s about what you need to format for some of the different areas of writing, editing and publishing.
Formatting is something all writers need to learn at the start of their career. It will save you time, money and gain you experience of all the different types of formatting that are around today. Remember as technology improves, formatting is likely to change too.
I have blogged about formatting before. As a professional formatter and publisher it can be very irritating when work arrives with tab indents. To me this is one of the biggest NO’s there is. The other problem is all the different types of formatting needed for editors, submissions, publishing and even writing, never mind the different genre’s there are in the world today.
So how do we start? Great question!
First are you…
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