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Ebook Formatting for
Beginners
Editorial Freelancers Association
Instructor: Corina Koch MacLeod
Beyond Paper Editing
All ...
What You’ll Need
O Microsoft Word (course
instructions are written for Word
2010)
O A sense of humor and a tolerance
for l...
Who This Course is For
I’ve designed this course with a range
of learners in mind:
O Are you tech-savvy? I’ve built lots o...
1. Building an Ebook With
Word
Learning Goals
O To identify common ebook formatting
issues
O To try a new tool or techniqu...
2. Styling an Ebook
Learning Goals
O To discover the formatting limitations
of ebooks
O To use Word Styles to apply
format...
3. Uploading and Checking an
Ebook
Learning Goals
O To upload an ebook file to the Kindle
publishing platform
O To become ...
4. Troubleshooting Formatting
Problems
Learning Goals
O To fix formatting problems using
troubleshooting tips
O To explore...
Ebook Extras
O Options for building epubs
O What about PDFs?
O Print on Demand (POD)
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Ebook Formatting for Beginners Course

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Do you work with self-publishing authors? Are you interested in offering ebook formatting services as part of your editing business? As an editor, you probably know more than you think about getting manuscripts into publishable form. With a bit of additional knowledge, you can also learn the basics of ebook formatting, beginning with the tool you already use: Microsoft Word.

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Ebook Formatting for Beginners Course

  1. 1. Ebook Formatting for Beginners Editorial Freelancers Association Instructor: Corina Koch MacLeod Beyond Paper Editing All images from Microsoft.com, used with permission
  2. 2. What You’ll Need O Microsoft Word (course instructions are written for Word 2010) O A sense of humor and a tolerance for lots of great interaction and hands-on exploration
  3. 3. Who This Course is For I’ve designed this course with a range of learners in mind: O Are you tech-savvy? I’ve built lots of extras into the course to allow you to work to your strengths O Do you describe yourself as a luddite? I’ve provided you with lots of basic options, and additional resources that can address gaps in your knowledge
  4. 4. 1. Building an Ebook With Word Learning Goals O To identify common ebook formatting issues O To try a new tool or technique that can help you clean up formatting issues O To create a clean source document in Word 2010
  5. 5. 2. Styling an Ebook Learning Goals O To discover the formatting limitations of ebooks O To use Word Styles to apply formatting to the body text of an ebook O To create a linked TOC and Guide Items
  6. 6. 3. Uploading and Checking an Ebook Learning Goals O To upload an ebook file to the Kindle publishing platform O To become familiar with common ebook formatting issues and e- reader limitations O To check ebook formatting on a variety of ebook platforms
  7. 7. 4. Troubleshooting Formatting Problems Learning Goals O To fix formatting problems using troubleshooting tips O To explore advanced options for ebook formatting
  8. 8. Ebook Extras O Options for building epubs O What about PDFs? O Print on Demand (POD)

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