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How should I format chapters in my manuscript?

I'm in my final stages of editing before I send my manuscript to beta readers. I'm wondering how I should format chapter titles. Do I put them as a header, or as a slightly larger, bolder font? (This ...
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Do publishers and editors require a certain font for the manuscript?

I was about to print my manuscript when a sudden thought occurred to me, do publishers require a certain font? I didn’t want to print out 50,000 words only to discover it was useless, that costs a lot ...
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I've written a raw manuscript; what are the next steps? [closed]

More than 10 years ago, I wrote two books for Manning Publications, a publisher of technical non-fiction books. I didn't need to search for a publisher, I was offered a book contract, first by O'...
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Can I use abbreviations in a manuscript?

When writing a book manuscript, what is the proper way to write something like Main Street? Is it OK to use Main St? If I use the abbreviation, is there a period after it?