Reblogged from 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.
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