Monday, September 24, 2012

National Punctuation Day!

And in other news, it's National Punctuation Day!

I have several favorite go-to websites for on-the-fly grammar and punctuation advice, including the following:

1. Grammar Girl's quick and dirty tips (my favorite: the difference between less and fewer); and

2. Cornell's Bluebook, briefly.

For those of you agonizing with footnotes by dealing with en dashes, em dashes, and the section symbol, do yourself a favor and customize your shortcut keys. When I was a journal editor in law school, I reassigned the keys so that the en dash was Ctrl + k and the section symbol was Ctrl + y. No more arduous, multi-step process to illustrate inclusive number sets! (Hmm...could this enthusiasm for grammar explain why I became a law librarian?)