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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Translating Copyediting Symbols



Yesterday I received a very special delivery - my copyedits for THE LIPSTICK LAWS! Being a first time author, I didn't know what to expect during the copyediting stage of the editorial process.

As I started reviewing my copyedits, I felt many emotions at once:

1) Happiness that my book is getting closer and closer to publication...

2) Excitement to review the copyeditor's suggestions...

3) Fascination by the crazy foreign language otherwise known as copyediting marks...

4) Frustration from the headache induced by trying to figure out the crazy foreign language otherwise known as copyediting marks....

5) Relief once I found translation links...

And then I thought to myself... hmmmm... I can't be the only person in the world who's been confused over a few copyediting symbols. So, I figured the least I could do as I'm reviewing my own copyedits is provide some helpful copyediting translation links that I discovered online. Just in case anyone else is trying to avoid going cross-eyed while figuring out what all the symbols stand for.

*Disclaimer - Not all copyediting marks cause crossed eyes... Nor will they reverse a permanent case of crossed eyes.*

Links:

www.merriam-webster.com/mw/table/proofrea.htm

teacher.scholastic.com/WRITEIT/PDF/CopyEditingMarks.pdf

home.comcast.net/~lukeythetruck/djole/SchoolPage/Presentations/editmarks.jpg

www.thewritingtutor.biz/quick_reference_guides/proofmarks.php

www.espressographics.com/text/proofreader.html

www.ccc.commnet.edu/writing/symbols.htm

*Best wishes & Lipstick Kisses*

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8 Comments:

Blogger Kim Harrington said...

Totally bookmarking this post for when mine come! :)

January 28, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

I hope it's helpful!

January 28, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Dannie said...

Helpful post. Thanks for following my blog!

Danielle

January 29, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Helpful post! Congrats on being so close to published! How exciting!!! I love the title!!!

January 29, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks for the comments!

Dannie - you're welcome - your blog is fabulous! And thanks for following my blog!! :)

Jen - thanks so much! I'm very excited!! I'm looking forward to checking out your blog!

January 29, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good brief and this fill someone in on helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you seeking your information.

January 31, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

I'm so glad it helped!

January 31, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great links - thanks!

February 3, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

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