National Punctuation Day: Write it right

Filed Under (Editing, Skills) by on 24-09-2010 and tagged

Yep, today (9/24) is indeed National Punctuation Day. And as all good journalists know, where we place a comma or apostrophe is important.

Yet, sometimes we get it wrong. Good thing many of us work with good editors who catch those mistakes that would make us look bad.

Such as the headlines to the right from Apostrophe Abuse:

So, journalists, go hug your copy editor in honor of today.

While I applaud the efforts of the folks at National Punctuation Day, they are causing some problems.

Punctuation Man breaks with Associated Press,endorses serial comma

Well, to each his own on this issue at least.

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