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Is your Manuscript the FINAL?

Your "final" Word MS (manuscript) should be as close to perfect as you can make it. If your MS was not quite as "final" as you thought, and you send a revised "final", the following work will need to be done over again.

  • When your final Word MS  is received, it will first be converted to InDesign, a page layout and professional book design program.

  • The file will undergo a review to make sure everything looks ready for formatting, checking for things such as inappropriate line breaks (soft break) and paragraph returns (hard break). See How to Prepare Your Manuscript

  • A few pages will be read to review editorial structure, grammar and spelling. If it's not ready, you will be advised.

  • Then some global changes will be made to correct for extra spaces, paragraph returns, tabs, quotation marks, etc.

  • Character attributes (bold, italic, bold italic, etc) will be scanned globally and converted.

  • Document formatting will then start with paragraph tagging and style attribute assignments for some sample pages, then for the whole book.

  • When all the styles have been assigned, the book will be laid out into its final version and ready for draft proofing.










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