Standard Manuscript Format

Table of Contents

Before you submit a manuscript for editing, ensure it is in standard manuscript format.

Template #

The easiest method is to download the template below. Copy your entire manuscript, and paste it into the template by selecting “Edit” and “Paste and match formatting.”

Formatting Checklist #

  • Double-spaced font
  • 12-point Times New Roman
  • 1-inch margins
  • Standard A4 page size
  • Left-aligned text
  • 0.5″ first-line indent
  • No manual tabs (using tab button)
  • One space between sentences

Tip: If you have extra spaces or manual tabs and aren’t sure how to use find and replace to remove them, bring them to your proofreader’s attention.

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