Synopses & Reviews
JUNE CASAGRANDE is a journalist and editor who writes the weekly syndicated grammar column "A Word, Please." She is the author of It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences; Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies; and Mortal Syntax. She produces podcasts at GrammarUnderground.com, works as a freelance copy editor for the Los Angeles Times and Los Angelesmagazine, teaches for UC San Diego Extension's online copyediting program, and tweets @GrammarUnder.
About the Author
This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.
These days, writers wear many different hats: they write magazine and news articles, sales copy, online newsletters, books, and reports. It's hard to keep the punctuation style rules for each one straight--until now. This comprehensive reference from grammar guru June Casagrande is organized by punctuation type to give writers quick answers no matter what they're writing for. The Best Punctuation Book, Period provides clear answers to common questions about hyphenation, commas, apostrophes, numbers, and italics; a Punctuation A to Z section addressing commonly confused terms in one master list; and rulings from an expert Punctuation Panel on gray areas. With this resource in hand, writers will be able to craft polished, appropriate prose for every job in a flash.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Punctuation Is Easy, Except When It’s Not
How to Use This Book
Part I. Guidelines
Single Quotation Mark
Slash and Backslash
Numbers and Addresses
Part II. Punctuation A to Z
Appendix A: Understanding Grammatical Units:
Phrases, Clauses, Sentences, and Sentence Fragments
Appendix B: Identifying Parts of Speech for Better Punctuation
About the Author and Punctuation Panel