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Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading
Q. My author’s manuscript has already been stamped with page numbers and she’d like to insert a seven-page comment without renumbering the rest of the pages. She’d like to just number the insertion 116a–116g, or something similar. Do you think this will be acceptable?
A. Yes. Be sure to write on p. 116, “116a–g follow,” and then on p. 116g write, “117 follows,” and on p. 117 write, “117 follows 116a–g.” Circle your instructions to flag them as nonprinting text.