Manuscript Formatting for Print and Digital Editions

I can format your typed, publication-ready manuscript into a ready-to-upload print and digital edition. I use a specialist software to produce beautifully formatted books that will rival any produced by traditional publishers.

Manuscripts must be:

  • in Microsoft Word format
  • supplied digitally

* Please note, the software I use has in-built styles which are flexible but which do come with certain limitations. Bear in mind that perhaps not all of your design choices will be achievable.

Also, the software works best with text-based manuscripts. It can support images (saved as jpgs) but cannot support tables.

Do you need your handwritten manuscript professionally typed?

If you intend to submit your manuscript to a literary agent or publishing house, you’re going to need to catch their eye. Impress them by presenting a professional manuscript that meets standard book publishing formats.

Or perhaps you are planning to self-publish either a Print on Demand (POD) paperback or eBook using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble or Google Play. If so, you will need to have your manuscript formatted to meet with their submission and uploading requirements.

Manuscript typing

To produce a document that is A4, double-spaced and font size 12 – suitable for submission to a literary agent (standard manuscript format):

From unclear, handwritten copy
 – £10.00 per 1,000 words*

From clear, handwritten copy
 – £12.00 per 1,000 words*

*Please note, these charges apply to manuscripts that are written in English in a straightforward manner. Should your work include a high number of words and phrases from non-English languages (i.e. French, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Indian, etc.), tables, equations, or anything else that is not common English language for books, there may be an additional charge or increase in the rate.

If you are unsure whether this will apply to your manuscript, then please send me a good example of the types of non-English wording that are likely to occur and I will come back to you with a quotation.