Answer: The price you’ll pay to have it edited or formatted.
It’s difficult to edit a horribly formatted manuscript, so the editor might clean it up a bit to make it more manageable. Anything that cost an editor time will cost you money.
If a horribly formatted manuscript is sent to someone to format into an eBook or paperback, it’s going to cost extra because it will take extra time to create a workable copy.
The writer can save her hired hands time and at the same time save money by learning the basics of how to create a clean manuscript.
It all starts here…with this weird little symbol that probably has a name but I don’t know it. I’ve called it ‘the one who reveals all’…all the wrong formatting techniques. Here’s its mugshot:
Here it is with a few close neighbours.
If you click on ‘the one who reveals all’ strange creatures and mystic beings appear instantly on your manuscript and dance between your words and sentences. Little dots, circles, arrows and other mysterious beings get you looking into places you’ve never thought to look before. They’ve always been there, but in the other realm, behind the cloak of invisibility, until you clicked the magic button.