[bksvol-discuss] Re: A proofreading problem to watch out for.

you're right, unless the pwerson repplaced the hyphen with a space instead of  
the paragraph symbol or hit return.

Cindy



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--- On Fri, 7/31/09, Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A proofreading problem to watch out for.
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, July 31, 2009, 11:35 PM

Except wouldn't that result in the hyphen disappearing entirely, True, unless 
for the hhphen was replaced by a space
instead of a hyphen then space?

Certainly if I were doing such a replace that is the result I would expect.

On 7/31/09, Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think this problem arises because people do a global replace of
> end-of-line hyphens with a space instead of checking to see if the hyphen
> should be replaced or actually belongs  there.Maybe scanners and proofers
> should be reminded that not all end-of line hyphens should be removed. Check
> to see to see if the next line begins with the part of the word that follows
> the hyphen. This pobably happens less with proofers and scanners who
> actually read the books they work on
>
> Cindy
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> --- On Fri, 7/31/09, siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> From: siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A proofreading problem to watch out for.
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Friday, July 31, 2009, 5:43 PM
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> Hi Mayrie,
>
> I guess I have become used to seeing this in the books I read for pleasure,
> because it no longer bugs me.  It would bug me more if hyphenated words were
> written as one united word, for instance goodlooking.  Just my thought.
>
> Sue S.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 6:08 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A proofreading problem to watch out for.
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> Hi Everyone,
>
> A very diligent volunteer pointed out a problem to me with many
> books in the bookshare collection.  Very often, words that should be
> hyphenated "good-looking" or "high-fashion" have a space after the hyphen so
> that the word appears as two words with the first followed by a hyphen
> followed by a space.  Proofreaders who use braille or who read with their
> eyes are much less likely to miss reuniting these hyphenated words.  I
> confess that I too have been missing this problem. Groan!  There is not a
> find and replace that works with this because, very often, other punctuation
> marks scan as hyphens and need to be altered.  So, I suggest, after reading
> through a book that you are proofreading, that you do a find on hyphen
> followed by a space.  Check each instance of this and either correct the
> improper punctuation, or unite the hyphenated word.  It doesn't really take
> very long to do, and makes for a much cleaner copy of a book.
>
> Just thought I'd bring this up, since it is not a problem pointed
> out by spell checkers, only grammar checkers, and is not apparent when
> proofreading using only speech unless you have all of your punctuation
> turned on.
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> Happy proofreading!  And sorry there isn't a good way to do a global find
> and replace!
>
> Read on!
>
> Mayrie
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