Monday, March 7, 2011

Want: Manuscript Preparation

As previously noted, there are a lot of things I have no idea how to do. There is, however, one thing that I can do the heck out of: prepare manuscripts for publication. Thats my specialization in the dizzying array of things people do with their work lives these days—shepherding an authors original manuscript into printed book form.

And guess what? Alexander Youman clearly knew how to do it, too. He published at least one book, and a whopper at that—from “accidents and emergencies” on page 1 to “writing, for the press” on page 520, it's clear he had a lot to say. And from “manuscript, preparation of” on page 483, it’s clear to me that he knew what he was talking about.

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Replace “fair hand”  with “Times New Roman, 12” and you have, in a nutshell, manuscript submission guidelines suitable for 2011.