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I have a sentence:

Before the Greeks, the ancient Egyptians used it (Golden Section - remark is ours) in the construction of their great pyramids.

In that sentence the words "Golden Section" was written by me - not by the author of the sentence.

In which words (remark is ours; note ours or something else?) do I say (designate) that the notes inside a quote are mine?
What are the most common words (phrases) for such cases (except "italics mine," "my italics," and such; I am not interested in that)?

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can you fix the "quote" it's not clear now what you're trying to ask - okay fixed it - it seems like you're trying to do two different things within one sentence. You might want to break it up. –  Paul Amerigo Pajo May 7 '11 at 1:07
    
Thanks! Didn't notice the problem –  drozzy May 7 '11 at 1:41
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You could use square brackets

"Before the Greeks, the ancient Egyptians used it [the Golden Section] in the construction of their great pyramids."

I've also seen quotes like

"Before the Greeks, the ancient Egyptians used [the Golden Section] in the construction of their great pyramids."

I see this often in newspapers. In academic writing you also see [] as an insertion into a quote that is clearly not a part of the quote. For instance, the use of [sic!] to denote that a quote contains an error, but the error is not made by the one who uses the quote, but by the quote's original author.

"There was no resemblence [sic!] with the real thing."

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+1 @teylyn thanks for this - need to use [sic] just now! haha –  Paul Amerigo Pajo May 7 '11 at 2:22
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I wouldn't use an exclamation mark with sic unless the error was particularly remarkable. –  psmears May 7 '11 at 7:51
    
The first example is what newspapers or books do. The quare brackets are considered to be editor's remarks. –  Mitch Dec 12 '11 at 18:19
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okay I stepped away and then looked at this again with fresh eyes and now see what you're trying to do - maybe you can try this:

Before the Greeks, the ancient Egyptians used the Golden Section in the construction of their great pyramids. (emphasis mine)

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Interesting, but now the original word "it" is gone. –  drozzy May 7 '11 at 1:42
    
@drozzy you wouldn't need "it"? :P –  Paul Amerigo Pajo May 7 '11 at 2:22
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"Emphasis mine" is used when you add underlining, italics, bold, or some other emphasis that was not in the original. You do not use "emphasis mine" when you add your own words, as the OP asked about. –  MετάEd Dec 12 '11 at 14:01
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How about,:

Before the Greeks, the ancient Egyptians used the Golden Section in the construction of their great pyramids.(Term of Author's origin--Golden Section)

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