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word or pdf for manuscript request

Posted: April 13th, 2014, 9:36 pm
by abc
Hi Nathan!
I received two requests for a full manuscript (with no other directions). Should I assume I can send by email? And what is the preferred method (especially considering I'm working on a Mac and I don't know if that means there might be problems if they have a PC). Should I convert my manuscript to a PDF and then send as an attachment? Or attach as the word document? Or paste all 60, 000 words in the body of the email? Or do I go the old fashioned route and stick it in the mail? I can't find the right advice online. Or I'm not looking in the right place.
Thanks for any help. I wish I were smarter.
ABC (P.S. thanks for the blog shout out)

Re: word or pdf for manuscript request

Posted: April 14th, 2014, 2:50 pm
by longknife
Most publishers use MSWord Office and that would probably be the preferred method.

Remember to double space!

If you don't have office, send it as an rtf. file they can then paste into their own word processor.

DO NOT SEND A PDF. They cannot work with it.

Re: word or pdf for manuscript request

Posted: April 14th, 2014, 3:02 pm
by abc
Thanks!

Re: word or pdf for manuscript request

Posted: April 19th, 2014, 10:17 am
by Nathan Bransford
longknife wrote:Most publishers use MSWord Office and that would probably be the preferred method.

Remember to double space!

If you don't have office, send it as an rtf. file they can then paste into their own word processor.

DO NOT SEND A PDF. They cannot work with it.
Yep -- this is right.

Sorry for the delay, I've been traveling!