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Manuscript In-House Abbreviations

ACAutograph card.
ACSAutograph card, signed.
ALAutograph letter.
ALSAutograph letter signed.
ANAutograph note.
ANSAutograph note, signed.
Bound Proof Proof, often bound in paper wrappers.
Email Email printouts.
Fax[A] Autograph fax printouts.
Fax[AS] Autograph fax printouts, signed.
Fax[T] Typed fax printouts.
Fax[TS] Typed fax printouts, signed.
Galley Long sheet of printed text, generally of more than one page in length. May be corrected or uncorrected.
ProofPrinted text divided into pages. May be corrected or uncorrected. (Also called page proofs.)
Mock-UpPages made to show how the book will appear. Usually does not include the text.
Ms.Manuscript. Handwritten, not necessarily in author's hand.
Ms[c]Manuscript [carbon].
Ms[x]Manuscript [photocopy].
Paste-UpSimilar to Mock-Up, but even more visually directed; frequently includes cut-up galleys of text pasted into place.
Printer's CopyTypescript or manuscript marked up for printing.
TCTyped card.
TCSTyped card, signed.
Telegram Telegram printouts.
TLTyped letter.
TLSTyped letter, signed.
TNTyped note.
TNSTyped note, signed.
Ts.Typescript. (Also includes computer printouts.)
Ts[c]Typescript [carbon]
Ts[x]Typescript [photocopy]

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