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Brackets notation

Plain text notation for correction and review

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How to use brackets [ ] to advise lossless corrections.

In short

[1][2][3]

1: Original part
2: Part to replace with
3: Comment

2, and 3 are optional.

Addition

Hello boy, how are you[][?]

Add a “?”.

Deletion

Hello [fat] boy, how are you?

Delete “fat”.

Hello [fat][] boy, how are you?

Or delete by replacing with nothing.

Replacement

Hello [fat][smart] boy, how are you?

Replace “fat” by “smart”.

Comment

Hello fat[][][This is rude don’t you think?] boy, how are you?

Nothing changed, just a comment.

Hello [fat][smart][This is rude don’t you think?] boy, how are you?

Replace “fat” by “smart” as the comment advises.

Inspiration and resources

Inspired by Collaboration Made Simple with Bracket Notation

TextMate bundle for collaboration with bracket notation

License

This text is under WTFPL

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