Category Archives: Pondering punctuation

Pondering Punctuation: The Semicolon (;)

I want to introduce you to a dear friend of mine. She is often neglected; people like to disregard her as pretentious or unnecessary, or they are afraid of her because they don’t understand her. Readers, please meet the semicolon. Don’t … Continue reading

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Pondering Punctuation: The Apostrophe (‘)

For my second installment in this series, I wanted to go with a basic bit of punctuation instead of something outlandish like the interrobang. And I have a specific, confusing example I want to highlight. Last year, I had a friend … Continue reading

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Pondering Punctuation: The Interrobang (‽)

As a copy editor, I’m sickeningly familiar with most types of punctuation. I can bore people with the innate details of the differences between en and em dashes or why you should never disregard the semicolon. When it comes to … Continue reading

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