Some of you may have seen this image bouncing around Facebook and Twitter, but I thought it was worth another chuckle.
I think I saw some of those z-z-z-z-z’s in the copy edit mark-up of THE CAGED GRAVES! Well, actually, it was a politely worded note in the margin: Is there a reason we need to know this? But same thing, right?
My editor also needed a symbol like this:
That means: “Where’d this furniture come from?” Apparently, I’m not very good at keeping track of furniture. A dresser becomes a dressing table and then turns into a writing desk. A stool becomes a chair and then switches back.
What editing symbol needs to be invented for YOUR manuscript?