Frequently, I have situations where I am in need of the ability to quote an individual who has written something verbatim that has some type of grammatical error. Although I would like to write it down verbatim, I do not want the spirit of the comment lost to the reader on the basis of an obvious grammatical error or short form.
Here's an example:
"lking forward to seeing more gbl etfs"
Now, I know that this individual is saying "I'm looking forward to seeing more global exchange traded funds". However, this may not be clear to my reader without changing the text to reflect it.
I've seen in newspapers, where they use some nomenclature "(...)","[x]" or rules for showing where they have changed a quotation in order to fit or clarify the quotation (most of the time, in context).
My question is, where can I find these rules? What are they called?
Clarifying my Question:
I'm looking for rules for making the changes. I guess you would call it syntax. For example, how do you use , (), ..., within a quotation to identify that a change has been made.