[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Bracketed Letters

Is it a scanno or what does [sic] mean?

I see it in books from time to time and wondered what it was.

It doesn't fit in the text and if it is intentionally there why.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Rains" <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Stepping in on this one:

Debby is correct. We defer to the author. As Bookshare our role is to retain the original work of the author. We have some discretion in making changes to layout that preserve intelligibility or navigability. For example, when we add a statement in square brackets that a page is blank or had an illustration.

As someone commented earlier the author is also grammatically correct here in the situation Lori cites. The author is following the same rule we are - respecting the text as written in the original by indicating with square brackets that the quotation is plucked from mid-sentence and thus what is now the first word was not originally capitalized.

Scott Rains
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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson [the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:31 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Bracketed Letters

Hi everyone!

Any bracketed text I find in a book I leave it there, since I reason that
the author intended it for some reason.

Debby

At 01:50 PM 6/26/2010, siss52 wrote

Hi Lori,

If I were doing the book I would delete the brackets because those words
do not have brackets in them in the Bible.  Since it is quoting the Bible,
that would seem appropriate.  Just my opinion though.

Sue S.

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From: <mailto:loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Lori Castner
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Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 1:45 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question about Bracketed Letters

Hi, Everyone,
In a book I am proofreading, there are some quotations from the Bible.
All of the quotations begin and end with a quotation mark.
In a few of these quotations, the first letter is surrounded with
brackets; the letter is the first letter of a word, i.e. "[C]ast your
cares upon Him."
I don't really understand why the letter is bracketed; for braille reading
sake should I remove the brackets? Or since they are truly part of the
book, should I leave them in place?
Thanks.
Lori C.



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