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How to Mass Change Straight Quotes to Smart Quotes in a Word Document

By Theodora Bryant Developmental Editor/Copy Editor Whenever I receive a manuscript to edit, I automatically change it to a font I find easy on the eyes for the first critique read pre-edit, and looks good for agent submission or self-publishing. No matter which original font the author uses, Word changes the quotes, single and double, …

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Short Story Manuscript Formatting

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of editing quite a bit of short fiction. I’ve noticed a number of trends based on the manuscripts I receive and the questions that come along with them. Since I have long experience in submitting short story manuscripts for myself and others, I thought I’d take a look at a …

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