I’m on a deadline so today’s post will be short and sweet.
My editor likes to edit the old school way, with paper and pen. Okay, so when I first saw my 350 page manuscript I thought WTF! I was used to working in track changes in WORD or getting comments in those neat little balloons.
Instead I got odd-looking little, alien-like symbols all over my book. I knew they must mean something but apparently they didn’t teach grammar at my high school(Ask me how Shakespeare I’ve read. Grumble. Grumble.) And while I could figure out what most of the symbols were I got majorly stuck when I saw the word STET.
I had to go to my trusty friend The Internet and look it up. STET is a latin term for LET IT STAND, which means ignore the previous marks.
So just in case you ever run into the same situation I thought I would include a little chart to help you navigate your editing process.
What about you? Do you know all your editing and proofreading symbols?