How to Format A Manuscript
with Microsoft Word and Google Docs
Want to format your manuscript but you don’t have the budget to buy fancy software or hire a designer?
Are you tired of wrestling with your manuscript formatting, only to end up feeling like you’ve tangled with a mischievous plot twist?
Do you cringe every time you open Word or Google Docs because you’re not sure where to start?
Well, my friend, you’re in luck because you’re about to discover the magic of formatting… in a way… that’s so easy, even your pet goldfish could do it (if they could type)!
In this course, we’ll guide you through the fascinating world of Manuscript Formatting like a pro! Get your keyboards and word processors ready, because you’ll be crafting documents in no time!
What’s on the agenda for your journey?
🌟 Formatting Basics: We’ll start from the ground up, making sure you understand the essential tools and tricks to get your document looking spiffy.
🎨 Styling Like a Pro: Learn how to use fonts, colors, and styles to make your document look as snazzy as a red carpet event.
📝 Mastering Page Layout: Say goodbye to awkward page breaks and weird spacing. We’ll show you how to make your document layout picture-perfect.
📷 Inserting Images: Learn how to add images seamlessly into your document, making your work look like it came straight from a professional designer.
Why You’ll Love This Course:
♦ No jargon, no tech-speak – we keep it simple and easy to understand.
♦ Step-by-step instructions that make you feel like a formatting genius.
♦ Lifetime access, so you can revisit the lessons whenever you need a formatting refresher.
Who Is This Course For:
♥ Writers, authors, and anyone dealing with documents.
♥ Absolute beginners who want to conquer document formatting.
♥ People who value their time and want to work smarter, not harder.
♥ Anyone who loves a good laugh while learning something valuable!
What if I told you that formatting a manuscript is:
Easier than you think
Better for readers
Self Publishing is on the rise.
Hold on to your quills… er pens… because we’re about to unravel the mysteries of formatting that’s as breezy as a summer read! This course will empower you to create professionally formatted documents with confidence.
Here’s what you’ll LEARN…
We’ll start with an Introduction, as you step into the enchanting world of Manuscript Formatting. You’ll meet your guide who is an expert in manuscript formatting and learn about their qualifications. We’ll give you a tour of the course, so you can quickly learn how to format like a boss! Sounds easy, right?
Module 1 delves into the fundamentals. You’ll discover what exactly makes up a manuscript and why formatting plays a pivotal role in the world of writing. We’ll show you why book formatting is crucial and get you started with standard manuscript formatting.
But wait, there’s more! Module 2 takes you on a captivating journey through the realm of Microsoft Word, a powerful tool for manuscript formatting.
We’ll cover page size and color, fonts, margins, line spacing, indents, chapter headings, page breaks, page numbers, scene breaks, text alignment, word spacing, dialogue, italics, underlines, and those all-important endings.
In Module 3, we explore the wonders of manuscript formatting with Google Docs, a free tool for writers. Just like in Module 2, we’ll cover the same things using Google Docs instead of Word.
And hey, we won’t just leave you with a wand and a “good luck” wish! Oh no, we’ve got your back like a trusty sidekick! We’ll hold your hand (virtually, of course!) in Module 4, as we take you on a wild ride through formatting an already completed manuscript in both Microsoft Word and Google Docs!
We’ll keep things light, fun, and easy to understand. No confusing jargon, no boring lectures. Just practical tips and tricks that anyone can follow.
So, step into the wonderland of Manuscript Formatting! Take on the challenges and have fun formatting your own story – one that’s precise, professional, and has a creative touch!
Are you ready to turn the page and begin your extraordinary journey? Your manuscript formatting tale is about to unfold!
Ready to get started???
You can get it today for only $67.
Join us on this formatting adventure,
We have broken down every little detail into simple steps so that you won’t get stuck in any part of the process.
Watch the video for a breakdown of everything you’ll LEARN…
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Module 0: Welcome
🎉Welcome: Roll out the red carpet! You’re about to enter the world of manuscript formatting.
📚My Qualifications: Meet your guide, a manuscript maestro with tips hotter than fresh-pressed pages.
🚀 How to Use This Course: Get the lowdown on how to navigate our course like a formatting pro.
Module 1: Introduction
📜What is a Manuscript?: We’ll start with the basics and make sure you’re crystal clear on what a manuscript is.
✨ What is Formatting?: Demystify the formatting wizardry and learn why it’s crucial for your literary success.
🌟 Why is Book Formatting Important?: Discover why well-formatted books are the ones that stand out on the shelf.
📋 What is Standard Manuscript Formatting (SMF)?: Get the insider scoop on industry standards for manuscript formatting.
Module 2: Formatting with Microsoft Word:
📝 Formatting with Microsoft Word: Dive into the world of Word and learn how to wield its formatting magic.
📏 Page Size: Make your pages the perfect canvas for your story.
🌈 Page Colour: Learn to set the tone with the right page colors.
📚 Fonts: Get the lowdown on font choices that’ll make your words pop.
📖 Margins: Understand margins like a pro.
➡️ Line Spacing: Ensure your text flows beautifully.
📏 Indents: Master the art of indentation for a polished look.
📖 Chapter Headings: Give your chapters the attention they deserve.
📚 Page Breaks/Section Breaks: Control the flow of your manuscript with breaks.
📝 Page Numbers: Number your way to manuscript greatness.
🌟 Scene Breaks: Handle scene transitions with finesse.
📋 Text Alignment: Make sure your text is perfectly placed.
📏 Word Spacing: Tackle word spacing with confidence.
💬 Dialogue: Format dialogue like a seasoned writer.
💫 Italics and Underlines: Emphasize with style.
🎨 Adding Style: Add that extra flair to your manuscript.
🎉 Endings: Know how to wrap things up in style.
📖 Conclusion: Sum it all up and set forth as a formatting wizard!
Module 3: Formatting with Google Docs
📝 Formatting with Google Docs: Explore the fantastic world of formatting with Google Docs.
📏 Page Size: Customize your document size with ease.
🌈 Page Colour: Splash some color onto your pages.
📚 Fonts: Choose fonts that resonate with your writing.
📖 Margins: Set up clean and consistent margins.
➡️ Line Spacing: Make your text look just right.
📏 Indents: Indent like a pro.
📖 Chapter Headings: Format chapter headings for maximum impact.
📚 Page Breaks: Control your document’s flow seamlessly.
📝 Page Numbers: Number your way to manuscript greatness, Google-style.
🌟 Scene Breaks: Nail those scene transitions.
📋 Text Alignment: Align your text with precision.
📏 Word Spacing: Master word spacing like a formatting maestro.
💬 Dialogue: Make your character conversations shine.
💫 Italics and Underlines: Emphasize your words for added impact.
🎉 Endings: Finish strong with polished endings.
📖 Conclusion: Wrap it all up like a true formatting virtuoso.
Module 4: More Customizing
🌟 Prepping a completed manuscript with Microsoft Word
📖 Prepping a completed manuscript with Google Docs
Before you can shout ‘I’m a published author!’, you gotta navigate the wild world of manuscript formatting.
Let us guide you…
Ready to get started???
Imagine seeing your book on Amazon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this course suitable for beginners?
A: Absolutely! We designed our course with beginners in mind. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ll start from zero and guide you through the whole thing. Formatting your manuscript will be easy-peasy.
Q: What if I'm not tech-savvy?
A: No problem! We’ll guide you through every step of the process, and we’ll explain everything in plain language. You don’t need to be a tech wizard to succeed.
Q: Do I need any special software or equipment?
A: You don’t need anything fancy. All you need is a computer, internet connection, Microsoft Word or Google Docs.We’ll walk you through the process step by step.
Q: Will this course help me sell my book?
A: This course contains information on formatting a manuscript (for an editor or self-publishing). We can’t guarantee publishing success because there are many factors that affect sales. But not formatting a manuscript properly will lose sales.
The goal of this course is to provide you with training to learn new skills that may or may not result in earnings.
Q: How long does the course take?
A: The course is self-paced, so you can complete it at your own speed. We estimate it will take about 1-2 hours to complete all the modules. It really depends on you and how fast you want to go through the material. You’ll have lifetime access, so you can revisit the content whenever you need a refresher.
Q: Can I ask questions if I get stuck?
A: Absolutely! We’re here to help. You can contact our support team via email, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you have.
Q: I'm not a writer; can this course still benefit me?
A: Absolutely! Anyone who works with documents (students, business owners, or professionals) can benefit from knowing how to format a manuscript.
Q: Is there a money-back guarantee?
We have a no refund policy due to the nature of digital courses.
Listen, we know that a ‘no refund’ policy sounds scarier than a clown convention. But let’s be real, you can’t return a digital product after it’s been opened. It’s like jumping out of an airplane, then asking for a parachute. There‘s no going back.
That said, if you are unhappy with your purchase, then please contact me. I would be happy to speak with you and assist you in any way I can.
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Hi! I'm Linda
For the past fifteen years, I have worked as a freelance associate editor. Mostly in traditional publishing for higher education (college and university).
When I published my first fictional novel at 55, I realized I needed some resources and tools that weren’t available to self-publishing authors. So I created them! Sharing them with my writing group before someone gave me the idea to offer them to other writers and thus Funny Face Fiction was born… to help writers.
But I’m not only a writer and editor. I am a small business owner, Etsy Star Seller, Microsoft expert, military mother, entertainment junkie, avid traveller and hockey fan (Canadian eh).