What Is Formatting and Why Should I Pay for It?


What is formatting? Simply put, formatting is taking your document and ensuring that it conforms to the style guide or publishing manual of your school or publisher.

“Well, that’s easy enough; I can do that myself,” you say smugly.

Of course you can! But when your document is 100 pages or more long and you need to format those pesky margins or the pagination just doesn’t seem to want to work for you, it’s nice to know that there are people whose expertise will take that burden off your shoulders. One such company is FirstEditing (firstediting), which not only provides extensive editing services but also formats your work  per your request.

What exactly can FirstEditing do for you in terms of formatting?

We can ensure that your line spacing is correct and consistent throughout your document. Does your style guide call for double-spacing of most text, but single-spacing and block indentation for longer quotes? FirstEditing can handle that!

Do your margins need to be 1 inch on three sides and 1 ½ inches on the fourth side? Leave it to FirstEditing!

Do your page numbers need to be Roman numerals for the front matter and Arabic (“normal”) numerals for the remainder of the work?  That can be a daunting and exasperating task if you’re unsure of exactly what to do. Fortunately, FirstEditing’s professional editors are conversant with the proper techniques to “mix” numeric styles.

What about a running header? How do you format that?  Again, our editors can easily take on this task, leaving you free to concentrate on actual content—and then we can edit your content, as well!

Unsure about APA citation format? FirstEditing’s academic editors aren’t! Can’t remember how to set up the bibliography using Turabian? FirstEditing can!

Formatting a document doesn’t have to be a frightening or time-consuming process—just hire the pros at FirstEditing (firstediting to handle it for you.)


Frequently Asked Questions

First Editing is equipped to edit ANY type of document you can write! Over the past 10 years, we’ve perfected tens of thousands of manuscripts, books, ebooks, theses, dissertations, essays, letters, websites, articles, scripts, business proposals, poetry, and more! Let us transform your draft into a perfectly edited masterpiece! Click HERE for a FREE sample edit and price quote…
Projects less than 50 pages are completed in just 2-3 business days. Longer documents (manuscripts, dissertations, etc.) require 7-10 business days depending on their length. If you order multiple documents totaling 50+ pages, they can all still be completed in the standard 3 day timeframe since each document may be assigned to a different editing team simultaneously. Additionally, 1-2 day rush services are also available. See our order form for more details.
Professional editors of successfully published books, journals, articles, and more are working around the clock to ensure your editing is letter-perfect and delivered according to your deadline. Each editor has a minimum of TEN years worth of professional writing & editing experience. Show us some of YOUR writing and we’ll send YOU a FREE editing sample!
First Editing is one of the very few online editing services that GUARANTEES client satisfaction! If there is ANYTHING about our work with which you are not 100% satisfied, we will correct it at no additional charge. First Editing is also the ONLY service of its kind to GUARANTEE on-time completion. We NEVER miss a deadline…EVER!! Read more about our Editing Satisfaction Guarantee.
Our basic rates vary from just 1 U.S. cent per word to just over 3 U.S. cents per word. Most basic copy editing that does not require rush delivery costs between $0.0097 and $0.013 USD per word (approximately one cent per word). Larger orders often cost even less. Factors influencing your total price are document type, length of manuscript, turnaround time required, & level of editing required. For a free, no-obligation price quote, CLICK HERE.

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