[bksvol-discuss] Re: proofreading question

Hi Mayrie;

So are you saying we can now use ellipses? The proofreading manual says otherwise, it says to remove all ellipses and replace with three dots, no spaces in between dots, and no space before the dots, and a space after the dots.

https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/4.2+C.+8.+Standardize+ellipses

I've followed the above since I started proofing.

Another question, if we can use ellipses, do we need to replace the three dots with an ellipse?

Thanks,

Vivian

At 07:51 AM 3/5/2012 -0800, you wrote:
Hi Mike,

You're welcome.  This will be included in the upcoming, revised scanning and
proofreading manual.

Mayrie



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Wow, that's what I have been trying to do, but I've never seen such clear
and appropriate examples before.

Thanks,

Misha


On 3/5/2012 7:11 AM, Mayrie ReNae wrote:
> Hi Chanelle,
>  Here is pasted below what we agreed upon for the handling of the
> ellipsis so that we conform with braille code.
> See below.
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
> Mayrie
> Formatting The Ellipsis
> The ellipsis should be punctuated as if it were a word. Examples:
> "Fools rush in ..."
> "... for they shall inherit the earth"
>  "Breathe, Mellissa. In ... and out. In ...
> and out."
> An ellipsis and a period.  Sometimes an ellipsis appears to be four
> dots rather than three. This is because the ellipsis is either
> preceded or followed by a period. Since the braille period is not the
> same as the dots of an ellipsis, it must be determined which of the
> four dots is the period.
> If the sentence is incomplete, does not contain a subject and a verb
> and express a complete thought, then the ellipsis is taking the place
> of missing words within the sentence--in which the period immediately
> follows the ellipsis, just as it would a word. If a sentence is
> gramatically complete, the first dot represents the period and the
> ellipsis represents a following missing sentence or sentences. In this
> case a blank cell (a space) is left between the period and the
> following ellipsis.
> Example:
> As you can see, I have followed your career. ... As to my own ....
> Well, you know the story.
>
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> --
> *From:* bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Chanelle
> Allen
> *Sent:* Monday, March 05, 2012 7:05 AM
> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] proofreading question
>
> Dear Volunteer list,
> If there is a period after a word followed by a space and then three
> periods, would I delete the period and space after the word so that it
> would be followed by the ellipses? Or do I leave the original period
> after the word, delete the space, and then just have four periods?
> Maybe it doesn't matter, but since we are not supposed to alter the
> text, I thought that I would ask.
> Chanelle

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