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Postby uncronopio » Tue May 10, 2005 11:38 pm

Stet A proofreader’s mark, written in the margin, signifying that copy marked for corrections should remain as it was.

As I mentioned before, I have spent the last couple of days reviewing manuscripts for a journal. By some strange coincidence I came across Thomas Sowell's web site, which includes a nice essay entitled Some thoughts about writing, where the word stet is used. The section on editing is quite funny.
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Postby tcward » Wed May 11, 2005 6:57 pm

uncronopio, thanks for the link... I needed the laugh today.

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Postby Stargzer » Wed May 11, 2005 9:44 pm

Ditto, Luis. I saved this one:

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