Formatting

Have you ever noticed on your favorite books that the author’s name and the title of the book are often printed in the page heading? New chapters often start on odd pages? Paragraphs start with fancy drop caps or phrases in small caps? These are the details we will add to make your manuscript beautiful in print – page setup, margins, odd-and-even page treatments, headings, headers and footers, even tiny but important details like font selection.

Many authors are happy to manage the actual publication of their manuscript – as long as they don’t have to deal with the headaches that can come with formatting. Let us format your manuscript, we’ll return it to you ready to submit to the digital or print platform of your choice.

Our rates for formatting manuscripts are as follows:

  • 120,000 words, starting at $225;
  • 80,000 – 120,000 words, starting at $200;
  • 30,000 – 80,000 words, starting at $175; and
  • 7,500 – 30,000 words, starting at $100.

Estimated costs will generally increase for manuscripts with tables, photographs, captioned photographs or figures, indices, internal references, or other specialized formatting.

In some cases, e.g. pre-formatted family reports generated by some genealogical programs, the cost for formatting may be significantly less than quoted above.

Note: we account for formatting costs on an hourly rate basis. For easily formatted documents, the costs billed may be less than the minimum quoted; for especially complex manuscripts, the costs will not exceed the maximum cost quoted.

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