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

  • From: Regina Alvarado <reggie.alvarado@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:28:42 -0500

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




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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




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

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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


Line of text

* * *

Line of text


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


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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