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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Index Entry of the Day

Dear, John, 328n34

And for the newcomers to the wacky world of indexing, that means note 34 on page 328. Some style guides would have an indexer write that as 328 n. 34. LandonDemand doesn't do some style guides, and a number of my publishers prefer the set-tight, no-punctuation approach. If nothing else, there's no chance of the page-number entry breaking across lines:

n. 34


328 n.


moi said...

And some people think quantum physics is complicated.

czar said...


That's it! I knew it was one of those "c" words. Complicated/complex. Some copyeditors'll go to the mat over it. Me? Meh. Better things to worry about.