I did a general search and found advice that was so varied, outdated, and suspect in reliability as to be frustrating and laughable together. I won't name websites (I am not here to call out anyone who may still be from said stone age online, so no offense meant) but I did glean a few basic facts that still seemed somewhat universal:
1 inch margins
12pt font (legible, not fancy)
page numbers, contact info etc in headers
In fact, I had all of this down and understood already (thank you Graduate school) but I soon found that even then those were leave or take when I began to submit. Now I've got some saying don't double space, only single space after a period (or whatever), hide white space (this one I did a double take on...what? Word could do that?) Now I have zero idea which ideas are currently in fashion, which aren't and don't get me started on formatting for ebooks.
Does ANYONE have a proper formatting guide for 2011?