Author: Tom

“On Em dash, on En dash, on Prancer, on Vixen”

on December 23, 2011 by Tom in Business Proofreading and Editing
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In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d have a Yuletide-themed article this month. One of Santa’s eight tiny reindeers is, of course, Dasher. So let’s talk a little about dashes. (Okay, that’s the lamest Christmas connection ever. Well, that’s all I’ve got. Apologies to all of you, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.) Having a client who is adept at em and en dashes is indeed rare. Usually we see the plain ol’ regular hyphen being used where an em or en dash would be more appropriate. Or we often see random hyphens in varying multiples scattered throughout a paper like sprinkles on a Christmas cookie (okay, I’m still trying, but I’ll quit).

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The Nuts and Bolts of APA In-text Citations and References

on November 9, 2011 by Tom in APA
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Referencing authors of sources within the main text, within the parenthetical citations themselves, and on the references page involves slight variations.

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