Proofreading Symbols - help

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  1. McKennaL

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    Starting with proofreading... DOL-style.

    Ok... now if the example is:

    I puppies like.

    You would draw a curvy line that would go over the word puppies and underthe word like. This shows that puppies and like are in each other's place.

    BUT....

    How do you notate on:

    I and Jimmy went swimming.

    The "and" stays in the middle - so is there another symbol other than a curvey line? And if that's all you are left with - do you do it THROUGH the word "and"?

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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    The curvy line is almost certainly shorthand for circling the two words and linking them with a line.

    Circle "I", circle "Jimmy", and draw a line either over or under "and" that connects the circles. Then, in the margin beside the corrections, write the letters "tr" and circle them: this alerts the reader to look for a transposition in the line.
     
  4. Hoot Owl

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    Have your curvy line above the I, go down and under the and, and then draw your curvy line above Jimmy.
     

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