Fashion goes in and out, and the current one requires commas and periods inside the quotation marks — against all logic in this Properly Punctuated Tip from KD Did It.
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The rules for italicizing are myriad and convoluted. These Formatting Tips from KD Did It on italics is definitely one to bookmark.
Bookmark this post on capitalization with its rules on where, when, and how to capitalize directions, streets, products, compound words, honorifics, and more in this Formatting Tip from KD Did It.
Explore this Formatting Tip from KD Did It to discover how to add those critical diacritics to ensure a foreign term or word is in context.
Numerals have rules. Lots of them. They have types and structure. Context, circumstance, and being written or spoken all play into this Formatting Tip from KD Did It.
Acronyms and initialisms may seem familiar, but there are exceptions and expectations in this Formatting Tip from KD Did It.
Abbreviations range from dates and times, addresses, honorifics, geography, measurements, people’s initials, plants, and the proper shortening of words as well as their plural forms.
The ampersand is a symbol used as both word and punctuation that affects grammar and formatting in this all-around tip from KD Did It.
It’s a question of capitalization — and the number of Sirs I see capped in text drives me up the wall, scratching and clawing, snarling and biting. And, no, the capped Sir is not the only problem child. To be honest, it makes sense for the most part that most authors confuse some of them, but there are too many others that just make me want to tear my hair out!! So, a bit of background first. An Honorific is… First, an honorific is how people address one another. It’s the generic title, the title of a profession, of military rank, of inherited nobility or a ruler, a civil title, one of endearment, of a personal title. Adjective: (of an office or position) given as a mark of respect, but having few or no duties. Denoting a form of address showing high status, politeness, or respect An honorific title for addressing women Noun: a title or word implying or expressing high status, politeness, or respect And my explanation still hasn’t helped, has it? Not to worry, the table below should take away the mystery. While there are always exceptions, a good basic rule is: Cap it if it’s a direct […]
Yep, that copyright symbol is a superscript, so whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you’re using subscripts and superscripts in your author websites and eBooks.