[bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Is this correct?

  • From: Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:39:30 -0500

The parentheses are curved. Imagine the left or right part of a circle with the rest removed. The brackets contain two right angles. Imagine the right or left parts of a square with the rest removed.

On 11/30/2012 7:40 PM, Regina Alvarado wrote:

Thanks all. I had a major headache which Tylenol has now dwindled to slight. I knew what I was putting down but probably wrote the wrong word for it. When I got responses to both what I did and to my word, I kind of flipped out. Sorry. I am really working on doing it correctly.

Madeleine asked me to put Blank Page in brackets instead of parenthesis. Well, I have never had to put in the designation before but had seen it written by others. I actually had to play a little with my keyboard to see where the brackets were. I never have used them before myself in writing, and I never had occasion to use them at work. What do they look like in print compared to the parenthesis? Now I am curious. After searching though, I sure won't forget where they are on the keyboard. Now I will never get another book that I need to put [Blank Page] in.



*From:*bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Lori Castner
*Sent:* Friday, November 30, 2012 5:07 PM
*To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Is this correct?


The asterisks or stars are the correct symbol. I do not know where the discussion of ellipses came from. Some books may use them to indicate change of scene, but this list has always used asterisks.

This list should be helpful not confusing. The amount of confusion that seems to have erupted recently concerns me.

Lori C.

*From:*bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Regina Alvarado
*Sent:* Friday, November 30, 2012 1:29 PM
*To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Is this correct?

Ug! Confused once again! Maybe this just getting to be too much for me? I just uploaded having put * * * between change of scenery lines. Probably will get it back! Ug. Someday maybe I will understand, but have a headache right now so will not worry about this book until it comes back! Is it supposed to be like this?

Line of text

. . .

Line of text

The utterly confused, hurting and tired one


*From:*bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Roger Loran Bailey
*Sent:* Friday, November 30, 2012 1:11 PM
*To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofing: Is this correct?

Except for one thing. The ellipsis is to be treated as a word. If it is at the end of a sentence it consists of the three dots and then an additional period for a total of four dots. If it indicates a change of scenery or scene it is still treated that way and with no asterisks. A change of scene may be indicated with an ellipsis or it may be indicated with a blank line or it may be indicated with both. The three asterisks are to be used when there is a blank line that we want to retain though. Most often that is an indication of a passage of time or an indication of scene, but it does not necessarily have to be. Whatever it indicates it is replaced with three asterisks. It has nothing to do with the ellipsis.

On 11/29/2012 11:41 PM, Sandi Ryan wrote:

    Hi Reggie,

    This looks correct to me for a book where the page numbers are at
    the bottom.


        ----- Original Message -----

        *From:* Regina Alvarado <mailto:reggie.alvarado@xxxxxxxxx>

        *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

        *Sent:* Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:43 PM

        *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Proofing: Is this correct?

        Received a book back for more editing.  Before I send back, I
        am trying to proof the new way.  Want to know if this is
        correct.  I understand about the font and points.  However,
        have a few other questions:

         1. When putting an ellipsis to denote change of scenery it is
            done like this?

        Line of text

        * * *

        Line of text

         2. If the number is at the bottom of the page it is done like

        Last Line of text on a page

        page number

        Page break

         3. When there is a chapter name (understanding bolding and
            points and fon) it is set up like this?

        First line below page break

        Chapter number and title

        First line of text

         4. When there is the start of a new page it is done like this.

        Line at top of page

        First line of text

        I will say thanks to anyone who helps.  Want to get this book
        up and not have it come back for even more editing.


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