1. Hublocker

    Hublocker Active Member

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    What font for memoir?

    Discussion in 'Editing' started by Hublocker, Aug 16, 2021.

    After sending in three sample chapters, I have received a request from a publisher to see my memoir manuscript.

    I asked the publisher in a subsequent email what font they preferred and was told it didn't matter a long as it was legible.

    What is the industry standard?
     
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    Not sure there is one. I'd be inclined to take them at their word and choose a legible one you like (I'm a Arial man, myself). Congrats on the manuscript request.
     
  3. Hublocker

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    Thanks, I wrote it in Arial, but just converted the whole thing to Times New Roman.

    Most advice on the 'net suggests that is the most commonly expected.
     
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    Traditionally, 12 point Times New Roman is the font of choice for text on paper, or longer works such as an entire manuscript, but sans-serif fonts such as Arial, Calibri, etc, are preferred for web presentation. No idea why.
     
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    Congratulations. Love reading memoirs so I’ll be looking out for it in the near future
     

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