Monday, June 18, 2012

Editing symbols! UPDATED!


































Can you add to the list? Send me your contribution and I'll add it here! (jpg attachment in an email is groovy!)



From Sarah McGuire:  As you know, Bob highlights dialog info-dumps. For instance: "As you know, Bob, my life went down the crapper when the shark ate Marsha six years ago. I haven't been able to stay sober since."




From Catherine Misener I call it the 'don't quit your day job' symbol (one an agent might use when sifting through her inbox???)


From Steve Forti:








Stephen Kozeniewski offers alternate meanings. This cracked me up completely:





Bill Scott is on to your over-use of adverbs!






ohhhh---now this is not a note you want from your editor! (thanks to Laura!)

13 comments:

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I love these! I really wish I had something to add, but after "insert under short leg of table" I can't really do any better.

Rivka said...

I don't have anything to add to the symbols; however, I first saw this list a few days ago on a tumblr account I find amazing, and thought I'd share that. http://tkmbnd.tumblr.com/

Elizabeth Towns said...

Absolutely wonderful. Printing and posting where I write. Or don't write. While putting away my Pringles.

Catherine said...

I wanna play! I wanna play! I just sent in my contribution.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love these! (Good one, Catherine.) We use AYKB around here all the time for fun and frolic.

Kristi said...

HA! Loving these!

Elle Lothlorien said...

Ummm...you're welcome? ;-)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I saw these a few days ago. I love the addition of 'as you know Bob!" Awesome.

Rhen Wilson said...

I'm going to start drawing the mixed metaphor on papers even if there is no mixed metaphor. I just really like that drawing. What's better than a snake with a cat head?

Colin Smith said...

I think AYKB needs to become part of the official list. :)

Anne-Marie said...

I wish I could come up with a clever scribble for "use SAID instead of exclaied, shouted, hissed, screamed, snarled, etc....) because that one needs a symbol too.

Great post, Janet!

Kristin Laughtin said...

Ha! I felt smart for knowing all the symbols in the first image, and then quite silly for laughing at everything else as much as I did. So clever!

SA Larsenッ said...

These are great and even useful. lol So sharing these!!