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!)
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."
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!)
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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.
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/
Absolutely wonderful. Printing and posting where I write. Or don't write. While putting away my Pringles.
I wanna play! I wanna play! I just sent in my contribution.
I love these! (Good one, Catherine.) We use AYKB around here all the time for fun and frolic.
HA! Loving these!
Ummm...you're welcome? ;-)
I saw these a few days ago. I love the addition of 'as you know Bob!" Awesome.
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?
I think AYKB needs to become part of the official list. :)
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!
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!
These are great and even useful. lol So sharing these!!
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