These marks and notations are widely used and understood by editors, proofreaders, and others involved in writing and producing text. Use them when proofing or editing a manuscript or proof.
Notes and footnotes always end with periods, even if they do not form complete sentences. Source lines do not end in periods. Use the following sequence when listing more than one footnote per page:
* First footnote
† Second footnote
** Third footnote
‡ Fourth footnote
When to abbreviate a word or name and how to abbreviate it will vary, depending on how it is used. ...