Format Your Entry or Submission (4 lessons)

Word Tools to Layout Your Contest Entry or Agent/Editor Submission

Do you EVER...

get annoyed when you lose contest points for poor formatting?

Do you WANT...

contest judges, agents, and editors to focus on your story?

Do you WISH...

you could layout a perfect submission?

Would you RATHER...

Good use and explanation of jargon...very clear built on the basics, a good approach for learning... excellent instructor knowledge. Just wanted to say it was all good. Thanks, Joan. Even those of us who 'know it all' can learn something new. ~Susan Haire, author, newsletter editor

Joan is an excellent instructor! I highly recommend her course. Even if you are already familiar with Word, you'll be sure to learn something new! ~ Martha Ramirez, author


Your Instructor

Joan Frantschuk
Joan Frantschuk

Joan has taught hundreds of fiction writers the ins and outs, tricks and traps of Word. After formatting more than 100 projects, Joan revamped her online course, adding new materials, expanding existing material, and relaunching it on the Teachable platform.

Joan writes, and proudly self-publishes, contemporary multi-generational novels featuring the lives, loves, and scandals of small-town Clarence Bay, Canada.

Course Curriculum

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  Lesson 1: Announce Your Story
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  Lesson 2: Top off Your Pages
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  Lesson 3: Lay Out the Chapters
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  Lesson 4: Check the Layout
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When using "find", I used to be afraid of clicking on "more" because it seemed so confusing - now I actually know how to use it instead of staring at it, wondering, and then clicking "cancel" in a panic. ~ Wendi Sotis, author

Joan's workshop was not only very well-paced, but it was also formatted to allow participants to progress on their own speed. Thank you for the useful resources and for such a well-prepared course. ~ Debbie H, author

Frequently Asked Questions

Which version of Word do I need for this course? Can I do it on my Mac?
You'll need Word for Windows 2007 or later, or Word for Mac 2010 or later, on your desktop, laptop, or tablet. If you have Word 2016 for Mac, you’ll have little problem translating the instructions. Earlier versions of Word for Mac may have different starting clicks, but once into the sequence, there’s little difference. Please visit the Microsoft Support website for more information.
How much Word knowledge do I need before I start the course?
Basic Word skills are all that are needed. Open a new file, type some text, save and close the file.
Are there prerequisites for this course?
You must have completed the Write & Draft course before you start this course. The templates used in Write & Draft are required for all other courses.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Which currency is the registration fee? Does the fee include sales taxes?
The courses are all priced in US dollars. The sales tax (HST, VAT etc) will be added at checkout when Teachable can determine the country of purchase. If applicable, conversion to your local currency will be handled by your payment account.

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