While formatting my manuscript, does Trafford have any suggestions to help create a clean and professional layout?

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While formatting my manuscript, does Trafford have any suggestions to help create a clean and professional layout?

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Yes, there are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your manuscript that will greatly increase the overall professional appearance of the book. Consistency throughout the book goes a long way to adding to the professional appearance of your book. Consistency applies to various levels including the font throughout the body, line spacing and justification, paragraph indents, spacing after a period, chapter starts, dashes, and other kinds of punctuation. The line spacing and font size and style should be consistent throughout the main body of the text, although bold or italics can vary. (However, it is best not to overuse bold, italics, or underlines, which can be very distracting to the reader). To ensure that paragraph indentation is consistent, use the same spacing each time using the tab key (not by pressing the space bar, which can cause inconsistent spacing). Or, some authors prefer to have a space in between each paragraph instead of an indentation. Just make sure you are co

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