With all the manuscripts I edit or proofread I’ve learned many writers don’t know how to create a proper indent to their paragraphs.
While I can’t unequivocally say that publishers prefer writers use the first line indent, I can say you’ll look like a savvy writer if you do.
The first line indent is formatting that removes the need for the TAB KEY at the beginning of every paragraph. It is the formatting the publisher will eventually use in preparing your manuscript for publication. If you self-publish, this indent is a formatting essential.
Here’s how to create the “first line indent.” [Read more…]