B4 the Editor is a 7-part (9 videos) series that walks through the process of fixing incorrect formatting and pre-formatting before sending a manuscript to the editor.Tweet
You might be wondering why writers need these videos? It’s pretty simple. We hire editors to make our words shine, to improve our syntax and find the holes in our plots. They often have to waste precious time fixing formatting errors that could be easily avoided if us writers knew the basic conventions of formatting.
Here is an answer to the dilemma! A useful series of videos that walk writers through formatting in MS Word. The good news for non-Word users is that the basic principles apply to other word processing programs.Tweet
If you have questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below. As those questions get answered, someone else might have the same question and can find an answer in the comments too.
Part 1: Welcome & Basic Layout
Part 2: Stripping Out Incorrect Formatting
Part 3: Adding In Correct Formatting
Part A: Using the options in the Home Bar of MS Word (more suitable for other word processor programs)
Part B: Using STYLES Tool in MS Word to create great formatting
Part 4 Bonus Videos
Adding Header Info
Setting Up a Cover Page
Part 5 Using MS Word Find/Replace Tool
Part 6 Using MS Word’s Track Changes Tool
Part 7 Creating a New Manuscript Template w/Correct Formatting
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