You have accomplished an amazing work—a legacy—in writing your personal history. Your children and grandchildren will be forever grateful for this priceless gift! So don’t leave it locked on your computer…
Let’s prepare your legacy tale to be shared with your posterity. Don’t rush these final steps; it will take some time to do it right! And if you want it professionally printed, be patient! Printer deadlines are very early for Christmas as well as other times. To be safe, allow three months from when your manuscript is completely finalized and sent to print, for it to arrive beautifully bound. It is absolutely worth the wait!
Follow these steps to prepare it yourself, or contact us (702/625-1466 or email@example.com) for professional help with any or all of the editing, layout and printing. We’d love to assist you in creating a legacy tale you’ll be proud to share!
Part 2: Layout and Design
Now that you have finalized the written content of your tale, look at your manuscript for aesthetic qualities and visual appeal, as well as print quality. Adjust your document according to the following guidelines:
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Don’t leave your tale untold…
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