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Re: Typing a manuscript



Teri,

I'm a freelance editor who does work for several different publishers, and I
see considerable variety among manuscripts. If you have a specific publisher
in mind, you should get that publisher's specs, which will give you the
details of what they want.

However, there are a few general rules:
1) Manuscript should be double-spaced.
2) Use standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
3) Leave at least a one-inch margin on all four edges of the paper.
4) Serif fonts are much easier to read than sans serif ones, so stick with
them.

I hope this helps--

Kate O'Halloran


-----Original Message-----
From: Teri L Herbert <herbertl@MUSC.EDU>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 10:30 AM
Subject: Typing a manuscript


>I realize this question is sort of off-topic, but I do seem to recall
>some Book-Arts members who have published books.  My question: is there
>a "standard" style that a publishing company desires in a manuscript?
>E.G.  font, font size, page size, margins, etc.   How do you provide the
>manuscript to the publisher/editor?   Thanks for any suggestions.
>TL Herbert, herbertL@musc.edu
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