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Typesetting & Interior Layout

TypographyIt isn’t just typos and spelling mistakes that will distract your readers from your writing; the design of your pages is also key to holding their attention. Poorly formatted paragraphs and jagged, clumsy edges will prevent them from being fully immersed in your work. On the other hand, clean, attractive and perfectly-spaced pages will entice your readers to keep turning them. Therefore, having an interior layout that stands out is key to publishing a book, even down to the number of pages you’ll finish up with, and I find working on this process fun too. It’s the moment when the pages of sentences you’ve worked so hard on will look like they belong in a book.

I work with talented and experienced interior layout designers (also known as typesetters) who can turn your lacklustre Word document into a print or e-reader-ready, sparkling PDF. (See my About Us page to read Alexa and Geoff’s bios).

As with everything I do, I’ll involve you in the design process from the start and we’ll have a chat about any books that you’ve read which you like the design of, or fonts you’re particularly fond of. Then one of my designers will provide you with some test pages, which they will tailor to the feel of your subject matter. These will give you an idea of what your entire book is going to look like and they can be reworked if you don’t like them.

Click on the links below to see examples from two business books, a self-help book and a novel that my designers have recently worked on. Let me know if there’s one that you particularly like the look of, which my designer will use as a basis for creating your unique interior layout. For more information about the art of typesetting, here’s an interview I did with Alexa, who specialises in business and Mind Body Spirit books, for my blog about finding your ideal type https://wrateseditingservices.co.uk/typesetting-guide-self-publishers/

Recent examples

Typesetting example from David’s book

Typesetting example from Liz’s book

Typesetting example from Michelle’s book

Typesetting example from Elida’s book

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    Merry Go Round was published under my real name, Sarah Toll, by Wrate's Editing Services in November 2020.
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    I found Danielle about 10 yrs ago I think, when I had the urge to write a novel, its now sitting in a dust pile but the experience was so good I decided to try again with a non fiction book about my experiences as a nanny and how to help … More new mothers. Danielle sifted through screeds of thoughts and rambling sentences and pulled out some thing that made me feel like I knew what I was talking about. But it was missing something on my part, and sat on the study computer till I became a mum myself and was able to bring both sides of childcare to the table, the professional and the novice ! Hence All The Small Things, Everything I picked up as a Nanny and a New Mummy was born ( pun intended ) Between us we filtered through blogs I had written and previous work and brought together a piece of work Im really proud of .
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    I am so glad I chose Danielle to edit my first novel. It was frightening to hand something I'd worked on so hard and for so long to a stranger, but, from the outset, she was supportive and offered constructive advice. I couldn't … More be more pleased with the work she did for me and will certainly be using her again for book number two.
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