[bksvol-discuss] Re: New process for handling captions!

  • From: "Roger Loran Bailey" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "rogerbailey81" for DMARC)
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 19:43:43 -0500

Yes, she just explained that the caption should be there, just not in brackets.

On 11/3/2015 7:33 PM, Cindy Rosenthal wrote:

I don't know if the mattter will come up in booksI 'm doing now, but, I've put the word caption followed by a cooln and then the caption itself all within the brackets. Do we not put the text of the caption anywhere? as I recall it often credited teh artist or photographer, and sometimes, if I can remember correctly from a nonfiction book, the location and date of the photograph; the caption didn't just say what teh illustration was.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Valerie Maples <vlmaples1@xxxxxxx <mailto:vlmaples1@xxxxxxx>> wrote:

Guess I am lucky; I have always done it that way since I felt if
it was in print, it should not be bracketed. I never knew
better. LOL


On Nov 3, 2015, at 2:07 PM, Madeleine Linares
<Madeleinel@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Madeleinel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

We have a slightly new way of handling captions in books now.
Rather than placing the entire thing in square brackets, just
place the word “caption” in square brackets. This is because the
caption text comes from the author/publisher and not from us. If
they are in the middle of the text they can be preceded and
followed with three asterisks.
This is similar to image descriptions, but since we are creating
these image descriptions ourselves, the entire thing should be
surrounded by brackets, whereas we are not creating the text of
the caption. Let me know if anyone has questions!

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